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How To: Use eyedropper tool with InDesign CS2

InDesign's Eye Dropper Tool offers more than meets the eye. With InDesign CS2 you can sample just about anything thing and re-apply it over and over again. In this video we'll learn how to sample colors from images and apply those colors to text, and we'll also see a neat trick that allows you to sample frame attributes and apply them to other frames.

How To: Make images fit with InDesign CS2

Every time you place an image in InDesign, chances are you have to execute a fitting command to make it fit in the frame or area that you specified. In this video of the Creative Suite Podcast Terry White will show you ways to do it most efficiently. You’ll also see how to better integrate the Bridge into your workflow.

How To: Create a table of contents using InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to create and update a table of contents for one or more documents in InDesign. You learn how to manage formatting options and how to hide text that needs to appear in a table of contents but not on the referenced document page. Check out this cool video from David Blatner now! Create a table of contents using InDesign CS3.

How To: Apply opacity effects with InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to apply opacity effects to an object in InDesign, such as drop shadow, directional feather, and gradient feather. You learn how to separately control the opacities of stroke, fill, and text in an object, and create an object style from you transparency effect. Apply opacity effects with InDesign CS3.

How To: Add headers and footers to tables in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to create, edit, and delete header rows and footer rows in a table in InDesign. The exercise files in this tutorial use special fonts, including Memphis LT Std Bold and Bell Gothic Std Light. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer, please substitute them with a font of your choice. Add headers and footers to tables in InDesign CS3.

How To: Create and format tables in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to organize information in an InDesign table. You learn how to select parts of a table, control the table layout, select and format text in a table, and manage table options (such as borders, fills, headers, and footers). Check out this video by Anne-Marie Concepcion now! Create and format tables in InDesign CS3.

How To: Use the Text Wrap panel with InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use the Text Wrap panel to make text automatically flow around pictures or other objects in InDesign. You also learn how to control the way text on document pages interacts with items on master pages. Check out this cool video created by David Blatner now! Use the Text Wrap panel with InDesign CS3.

How To: Create running headers and footers in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use the new variables feature in InDesign to create running headers and footers. The exercise files in this tutorial use special fonts, including Memphis LT Std Bold and Bell Gothic Std Light. If you do not have these fonts installed on your computer, please substitute them with a font of your choice . Create running headers and footers in InDesign CS3.

How To: Create bullets and numbering in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to create bulleted and numbered lists in InDesign. You learn how to customize bullets, save bullet formatting as a character style, and control bullet and number position. You also learn how to create and format sublists, create a numbered list as a paragraph style, and number items sequentially across text frames or multiple documents in a book. Create bullets and numbering in InDesign CS3.

How To: Format text with InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to control character and paragraph formatting using the Control panel in InDesign. You learn how to save specific formatting as a style, set optical margin alignment, and create even spacing throughout a paragraph. David Blatner talks pretty fast so be ready to pay attention. Format text with InDesign CS3.

How To: Use layers in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use layers in InDesign to organize and control overlapping objects. You learn how to create layers, put objects on layers, and manage layer options. Check out this video created by David Blatner now! Use layers in InDesign CS3.

How To: Work with objects in InDesign CS3

Objects are important building blocks in InDesign. This video shows you how to create and manage the four basic types of objects in InDesign: filled shapes, graphics frames, text frames, and vector graphics. Check out this video created by Anne-Marie Concepcion now! Work with objects in InDesign CS3.

How To: Use keyboard shortcuts in InDesign CS3

This video demonstrates keyboard shortcuts for frequently-used tools in InDesign, as well as the basic uses of those tools. You learn how to use Quick Apply to style text and images, or to apply menu commands. Watch this video, and start learning from the expert now! Use keyboard shortcuts in InDesign CS3.

How To: Customize the workspace in InDesign CS3

This video shows you how to use and organize panels, customize keyboard shortcuts, customize menus, and use workspaces in InDesign. You also learn about new features in InDesign CS3 by using the workspaces called "New And Improved In CS3". Check out this video created by Colin Fleming now! Customize the workspace in InDesign CS3.

How To: Create an index in InDesign CS3

One of the easiest ways to allow readers to search through your documents is by using an index. This video shows you how to create an index for a document in InDesign, and how to manage formatting options. Check out this cool video created by David Blatner now! Create an index in InDesign CS3.

How To: Design websites with InDesign and export to XHTML

This video shows you how to design a website with InDesign, export the content as XHTML, and then open the XHTML file in Dreaweaver. You learn how to set up XHTML export options in InDesign to effectively export your work, and how to create styles in Dreamweaever. Check out this video created by Lynn Grillo now! Design websites with InDesign and export to XHTML.

How To: Add auto page numbering in InDesign CS2

Numbering hundreds of pages manually is the least thing you want to do, especially if you are using desktop publishing software like InDesign. In this InDesign CS2 video tutorial you will learn to add auto page numbering. The example shows you how to create a 10-page document, and edit the master pages. Add auto page numbering in InDesign CS2.

How To: Link text boxes in InDesign CS2

In this InDesign video tutorial you will learn to link text boxes to let the content flow between the boxes. This is a nice trick to let you have a better control over your text on a page. Experiment with different box sizes to get the effect you want! Link text boxes in InDesign CS2.

How To: Use InDesign tables

Now you can create really sophisticated tables in InDesign CS2. Your tables can contain text or graphics and best of all they can be created dynamically by importing tables from Microsoft Word or Excel. In this video you’ll see how to create tables from scratch as well as how to create them in Excel.

How To: Use Compound Paths in InDesign CS2

One of the graphic features Adobe InDesign borrows from Adobe Illustrator is Compound Paths. In this episode Terry White will show you how to take advantage of Compound Paths to create an effect of looking through window panes into an image. This tip comes from Terry's team member Colin Fleming.

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