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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press (June 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321334132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321334138
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,913,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Adobe InDesign is taking the publishing world by storm and users are hungry for breakthrough solutions to their myriad concerns—from how best to manage the program's sometimes unwieldy interface to how to produce quality PDF files. Page-layout guru David Blatner and veteran trainer Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepción have scoured the online forums, interviewed Adobe engineers, and gathered together answers to over 200 of the most-commonly asked questions. Written in a sassy, fun-to-read style, this book tackles every major InDesign problem with a lay-it-on-the-line solution. Adobe InDesign CS/CS2 Breakthroughs is for anyone who has been using InDesign long enough to realize that the solution to their problems isn't always as obvious as one would expect.

About the Author

David Blatner (www.moo.com) is the author or co-author of 14 books, including Real World InDesign CS, Real World QuarkXPress, Real World Photoshop, InDesign Tips and Tricks, and Real World Scanning & Halftones. He is also a contributing editor for CreativePro.com and the editorial director of InDesign Magazine. His books have sold more than a half-million copies worldwide and have been translated into 15 languages.

Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepción (www.senecadesign.com) owns a busy cross-media design studio in Chicago and is one of  the industry’s best-known trainers and publishing consultants. She is the author of Professional Web Site Design as well as numerous feature articles in Photoshop Fix, HOW, Publish, and Digital Chicago magazines. Her DesignGeek email newsletter is read by thousands of designers, publishers and pre-press folk around the world.

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It will save you hours of frustration.
David S. Lefkoff
I'm an experienced InDesign user and head the Chicago InDesign User Group and I love the Breakthroughs book.
C. Funk
This book was everything I needed and a lot more.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Grossmann on September 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
If you tend to stumble around in InDesign -- getting things done eventually, but not always efficiently -- this is the book for you. "Breakthroughs" is all about working smart and not wasting your time or energy. I own a creative firm in Chicago, and this book is mandatory reading for all my designers. The authors get right into the good stuff; they assume their readers are professionals and know how to do the basics. Spend about 1 hour with this book and you'll pick up at least a dozen useful tricks. The format is all quick-hit Q&A, light and easy to absorb, perfect for busy designers that can't spend a lot of time on a 600-page encyclopedia. My copy is now littered with Post-Its marking all the shortcuts and procedures that I never even suspected were available in InDesign. If you're a hands-on designer and take pride in knowing your tools, get this book. You won't be sorry.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David S. Lefkoff on December 6, 2005
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IF YOU WORK WITH INDESIGN FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR A DAY YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST BUY THIS BOOK. It will save you hours of frustration. Absolutely the best money I have ever spent on a software book.

This book will not teach you how to use Indesign. It is not for beginners. For those of you that use Indesign a great deal and always wished you knew how to do some certain function or trick this book is for you. It is full of workarounds for many everyday problems that you will encounter. I am just so amazed how helpful this book has been to me that I wanted to share it with everyone here.

This is not some 800 page Indesign Bible. It is a small quick read that lists problems that Indesign users face everyday and how to solve them. I have worked with Indesign for many years and this book has been more useful than all my other books combined.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patrice Olivier-Wilson on September 13, 2005
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Who says computer manuals have to be dry and boring? This humorous book is actually one you'll sit on the deck and read cover to cover, then keep handy to use as a reference. It is not a "Step One: Turn on your computer, Step Two: This is your mouse" type of beginner manual. However, it is chock full of solutions to those irritating problems encountered in all software programs that you don't know are lurking until you are on deadline. Each nugget is short, to the point and entertaining as well. Ever get into a situation where you need to know something obscure like import layers from another document, or keeping descenders inside a frame, or insert a drop shadow on just one word in a sentence? This reference book is just the ticket. It is not just obscure situations either. It covers color "mismanagement," tabs, text on a path, color swatches, and so much more. This book stays within reach on my desk. Applause!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Funk on September 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I'm an experienced InDesign user and head the Chicago InDesign User Group and I love the Breakthroughs book. Casually flipping through it I immediately learned a couple of things that I've passed along in my InDesign seminars. It's light breezy tone and approach make it easy to read and learn techniques. Since I got it, I have been highly recommending it as a must have for newer users to experienced trainers and consultants. Great job Anne-Marie and David!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Mizii on June 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
Although one of the authors mentions that its more geared toward CS2 folks who have moderate to more advanced experience using InDesign, there are parts in there for newbies like me (and I use InDesign CS for now). Its a very useful book and interesting to see what the problems and pitfalls are of this program everyone is raving about. By the time you read this book, you'll be an advanced user!

I just started reading through bits and pieces of it (since it was just published a few weeks ago - hot off the press), and I can see it will be something I'll be keeping near my computer during projects I do in InDesign.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Bloom on September 11, 2005
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I've been an InDesign user since version 2 and spend 12 to 15 hours a week using InDesign. Nevertheless, I learned a lot of things I didn't know, and have already integrated a number of them into my work. One quibble (and the reason for only 4 stars): in a few cases, the authors mention third-party scripts for the Mac but none for Windows, even when there are Windows scripts available that do the same thing; and the one script they include in the book is in AppleScript, rather than Javascript, which would be cross-platfrom. But other than that, there's nothing to criticize at all in this valuable resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Derrick S. Couper on January 19, 2007
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Living in South Africa, there are not many opportunities to attend InDesign Forums. I am a self-taught typographer, so I found this "Breakthroughs" book most useful and easy to turn to in solving a number of problems.
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