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Adobe InDesign Bible Paperback – November 17, 1999

ISBN-13: 078-5555532434 ISBN-10: 076453243X

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"It features plenty of helpful screenshots and tips to help you get the most from the package." (Twohundredby200, October 2007) --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

From the Back Cover

If Adobe InDesign can do it, you can do it too … Adobe InDesign has been written from the ground up as a next-generation professional page-layout application. Adobe® InDesign Bible shows you the program's innovative architecture and functionality and tells you everything you need to know to get up to speed. Whether you're an experienced designer, a novice, or somewhere in between, you'll find all the real-world tips and techniques you're looking for in this comprehensive reference. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Adobe InDesign
  • Discover how InDesign stacks up against QuarkXPress and PageMaker
  • Get tips and techniques for unleashing the software's many ingenious features
  • Tap the power of multiple layers and master pages
  • Import clipping paths for more flexible graphics manipulation
  • Save time with automated layout steps such as multiple copy
  • Optimize InDesign for efficient project workflow
  • Prepare documents for no-surprise color prepress
  • Edit Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF files from within InDesign
  • Learn to export documents in HTML for publication on CD-ROM or the Web
  • Use InDesign to open and work with existing QuarkXPress documents
Bonus Mac and Windows utilities on CD-ROM
  • Publishing utilities, including Pyrus FontLab demo, and Ultimate Impostrip demo
  • System utilities, including Aladdin compression software, DataViz MacOpener, and Mac—PC file-sharing tools
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Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 482)
  • Paperback: 820 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (November 17, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076453243X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764532436
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,918,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Galen Gruman has written more than 30 books, on Mac OS X, the iPad, Windows 8, and desktop publishing software (iBooks Author, InDesign, QuarkXPress, and PageMaker). Gruman writes the mobile and consumerization columns for InfoWorld, and he was a pioneer in the use of personal computing and desktop publishing technologies in the mid-1980s and has covered and used all the major software in production environments ever since. In addition, he has been executive editor of Macworld, M-Business, InfoWorld, and Upside magazines, among other roles in high-tech publications. Gruman lives and works in San Francisco as a writer, editor, and consultant on high-tech and business issues. His Web site is www.zangogroup.com.

Customer Reviews

This book has everything you need to know about InDesign.
Me
I skimmed the first 150 pages and had to come to the conclusion that you cannot rely on the accuracy of this book.
Jonathan Carl
For me, Indesign Bible has been a great companion to Abobe's InDesign Classroom in a Book.
Richard Pate

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Richard Pate on February 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
After ten years of buying and using computer books, I find that a book usually falls into one of two categories: 1. Hands-on Tutorial or 2. Comprehensive Reference. InDesign Bible falls into the later category, providing an excellent reference that is amply illustrated with both Mac and PC screen shots. There are even a few glossy color pages present entitled "Color Techniques." Unlike the "hands-on" type of books that are helpful for the duration of its lessons, InDesign Bible is a "reference" book that has stayed close to my computer for several months. Actually, each type of book has its merits and can compliment each other. For me, Indesign Bible has been a great companion to Abobe's InDesign Classroom in a Book. I highly recommend both titles.
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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Scott Markowitz on June 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
It is so annoying and frustrating to see that the errors from the CS1 edition have been brought forward to this edition. There are so many typos, inconsistencies, and just plain incorrect facts on so many pages, I had to put it down at the halfway mark. Quite a few InDesign features actually operate the opposite way they are described in this book.

All copies should be recalled, corrected, and replaced.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lana on October 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
With no exception this book is other great and complete InDesign (CS3) reference from Galen Gruman and Wiley Publishing.

For whom is this book? Really, for very wide auditory of InDesign users. I can recommend this books to people who consider themselves as beginners or advanced users of this program. This books will be also helpful to any designer making the switch from QuarkXpress to InDesign. Using the side-by-side comparison of features is much faster than trying to find the answers online, because in order to look up how to do something, you have to know what it's called in InDesign. With this book, you don't.

In fact, Bibles are the most convenient form of explaining of what software does that I've ever seen.
You have all information under your hand in any time of night and day. And users of Microsoft Vista will be very exited as book stays up-to-date. Book is written as for Windows users, as for Macintosh ones.

This Bible will sit next to you all day long. You can read it front to back and use it as a reference during your projects. And this book is worth it if you have or plan to purchase CS3, upgrade to CS3 or want to know more about InDesign CS3.

This book represents an excellent value. You will find anything you wanna in this book: starting from creating frames and using tables, applying color, special effects, working with images, master pages, using grids, and guides, shapes up to small color management course and output fundamentals.

If you just started with InDesign, most likely you not familiar with such terms as "leading", "kerning", "bleeds", "slugs" or other typographical terms mean, but you won't be lost in the jargon any longer. This book will bring you on right level with fine explanations.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark T. Nelson on August 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
I knew very little about Indesign CS3 when I purchased this book. Easy to read, extremely well-organized and cross-referenced, this in-depth book gave me everything I need to take a document from "File-Open" to Printing production. The author writes in a clear and, surprisingly, engaging style (because long books about computer programs often work better than Narcotics to help you fall asleep). I learned priceless secrets as well as indispensable basics - I will read it again and again to pick up on more and more good, solid material that will continue to help me grow as a desktop publisher. I recommend this book without reservation!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By yoggie epsony on July 25, 2007
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This book has been a pretty good help to me. It helped me learn the program even before I got a copy of it. It is set up for just about any level of experience with the program and is organized into labeled chapters so you can skip any content that you already know or will never use (which may happen a lot if you are not a completely serious publisher). But I think this is a good help for me and I plan to keep it and use for future references with the program.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Papke on August 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is very helpful in some cases, but not when I wanted deep information concerning numerous features. I do not regret purchasing the book, but I wish it truly was a Bible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MODkoko on May 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book had the most in-depth reference for output, which is the information I was looking for. Other books that are in the market are gear toward chapter by chapter 'training', and does not cover this information extensively like the Bible does. The Bible explains print output for your printer as well as for commercial printing, basic and advance output set up with explanation of what each set up do and what to do to get the results you want. This is a great reference for design/print professionals who are new to the field as well as experts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy S. Vastola on December 6, 2008
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As noted, it's a fine reference, but that assumes that you are up to speed and just need to refresh on a feature. However, if you need to learn InDesign, save yourself lots of cash and buy the user guide from Adobe, they sell it for TWELVE dollars and it is comprehensive and designed for the new learner. Microsoft has trained us all by now not to look at the vendor documentation, but as we know, Adobe is another universe, buy their hard copy guide for a great start with InDesign.
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