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Product Details

  • Series: Exploring (Delmar)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (June 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111130329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111130329
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. The InDesign Workspace. 2. Type, Tools, and Terms. 3. The Fine Art of Setting Type. 4. Combining Type and Images. 5. Tabs and Tables. 6. Grids, Guides, and Aligning Objects. 7. Text Wrap and Layers. 8. Type Continuity: Applying Styles. 9. Page Continuity: Master Pages. 10. Business Forms. 11. Designing with Type. 12. Color Essentials. 13. Production Essentials. 14. Basic Graphic Elements.

About the Author

Terry Rydberg, chapter rep for Adobe's Milwaukee InDesign User Group, is a full-time design instructor at the Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center at Waukesha County Technical College. With more than two decades of experience as a page layout professional and corporate trainer, she has seen the graphics industry evolve from phototypesetting and paste-up to digital production methods. In addition to her activities as a designer and educator, Rydberg is the author of numerous textbooks on page layout and graphic design. Her educational background includes undergraduate degrees in graphic design, printing and publishing, and adult education, as well as a master's degree in education.

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Terry Rydberg, chapter rep for Adobe's Milwaukee InDesign User Group, is also a full-time design instructor at the Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin. Terry has extensive experience working in the graphics industry as a page layout professional and a corporate trainer. Her educational background includes undergraduate degrees in graphic design, printing and publishing, and adult education as well as a Masters Degree in Education. Her career parallels the industry's evolution from phototypesetting and paste-up to digital production methods. Exploring InDesign CS5 is her fifth book published with Delmar, Cengage Learning.

Customer Reviews

When I was stuck she offered excellent support.
Lorraine Schechter
This book is easy to read, the text size is comfortable, the directions are clear and complete, the graphics that accompany each step are accurate.
susanwib
This book came so much quicker than the book store at the college could get it, and much cheaper.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By susanwib on December 22, 2010
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I wanted a book to help me learn more of the 'depth' of InDesign. I'm an old war-horse in the industry and have learned enough about ID to do the ads, brochures, newsletters, etc. that I've needed to produce for my clients -- all the while wishing I could find a book to teach me all the secrets I used to know with Quark.

I could do Quark in my sleep, and sometimes wondered if I had -- as I dozed at my computer into the wee hours of the morning working on projects.

I've been pleased that I've done as well as I have with InDesign, but I've been wanting more. Knowing that the Classroom in a Book series was not what I was looking for. I wanted to learn more Shortcuts, more controls, more working knowledge. I don't want to understand WHY the program does what it does, I just need some one to tell me what buttons to push to get the results I need.

I have to say that I'm on page TWENTY of the new "exploring Adobe InDesign CS5 by Terry Rydberg" and I've learned enough to make the purchase a sound one. I am eager to do the rest of the lessons. After finishing page 20 I am feeling more confident than I have ever been with InDesign. Can you imagine that AFTER 20 pages I feel like this?

This book is easy to read, the text size is comfortable, the directions are clear and complete, the graphics that accompany each step are accurate. I am so impressed with this book that I hope to hear more and more teachers accept this as a classroom standard.

I have already recommended this book to a friend that is on equal footing with her level of confidence working with InDesign. We have learned to do what we need to do, both of us knowing there are better ways to accomplish our tasks -- we just couldn't find where to look.

HONEST -- THIS BOOK IS WHERE TO LOOK!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ElmoTheCat on February 14, 2011
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Many of the available InDesign books are highly technical in nature... perhaps more than one needs. This is geared for designers... like in eye candy. The layout nicely done, graphics are large and easy to view, the instruction simple to follow. Relevant keyboard shortcuts relevant for expediency. You'll be cooking in no time at all. I recommend this highly.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Beginner on February 25, 2011
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For me, this book is the best. It explains the functionality within Indesign menu items inaddtion to walking through the steps of a specific funtion. It is easy to read, easy to understand and will continue to be a great reference book for me in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Mcleod on May 22, 2011
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This is one of the most educational and enjoyable software books I have read in a long time. It's practically a college course. Excellent organization and beautiful writing in combination with gorgeous illustrations make this book a real winner. Each chapter ends with real world exercises and that are informative and fun. I have many InDesign books but this is my favorite by far. If you want to learn InDesign, don't miss out on this volume.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Ramos Mattei on September 2, 2011
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In preparing a book, I did not find anything on preparing aTable of Contents or an Index. That is quite an oversight. Aside from that I think it has a lodeful of information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Hancock on January 4, 2014
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This is a good guide, with a lot of good info, so my review is based on the format for kindle, only, and not the book itself.
why do I say this sucks on the kindle? because it is full of diagrams and notations that you cannot read without constantly using your fingers to zoom and out, which you have to do a dozen times per page! On a kindle is NOT how you should read this book.
It was very frustrating, since it was just a pdf version of the physical book. If someone would take the time to redesign it for the kindle, then you got something. Otherwise, I suggest buying the physical book.

The one thing it got right was allowing you to "rent" it, which is a good idea, and a way I'd like to see all manuals done, since once you learn it, you don't really need it around anymore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emora on January 24, 2012
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Used this book for my college pre-press & production class. This book has an incredible amount of information and examples. Tutorials are time consuming but you learn a lot in a short amount of time. Love the shortcut print outs, super handy. I would recommend this book to anybody wanting to learn advanced settings in InDesign. If you buy this book, make sure you have the CD that comes with it. Advanced Tutorial examples are in the CD only.
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