InDesign Production Cookbook: Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Desktop Publishers and Graphic Designers (Cookbooks (O’Reilly))

Whether you’re an experienced designer using InDesign at a fairly advanced level or a desktop publishing beginner new to InDesign-or making the transition from QuarkXPress-you’ll find InDesign Production Cookbook chock-full of practical information, with quick solutions to real-world layout challenges. The book covers the very latest features in Adobe InDesign CS2 for Windows and Macintosh, including tips on using the program with Bridge within Adobe Creative Suite 2.

Unlike the traditional “bible” approach to learning new software, InDesign Production Cookbook‘s unique combination of concise explanations, expert tips, and practical recipes will bring new users up to speed quickly, while providing more seasoned professionals with the information they need to complete specific tasks on the run.

The book covers:

  • handling typography, including customization and special effects
  • working with photographs and illustrations
  • using InDesign’s art tools to create illustrations
  • formatting tables
  • applying color and transparency effects
  • building multi-page documents
  • creating indexes and tables of contents
  • making interactive multimedia eBooks
  • InDesign style tagging

There’s even a chapter specifically for QuarkXPress users making the switch to Adobe InDesign, showing where you will find familiar tools and commands in the new program.

Packed with step-by-step instructions, hundreds of full-color examples, and authoritative information and advice, InDesign Cookbook is the ultimate, no-nonsense production guide for every InDesign user.

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  1. Jack D. Herrington
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Possibilities and Inspiration, March 21, 2006
    By 
    Geetesh Bajaj (Secunderabad, India) –
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    This review is from: InDesign Production Cookbook: Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Desktop Publishers and Graphic Designers (Cookbooks (O’Reilly)) (Paperback)
    This book really won’t teach you the basics of Adobe’s layout program. Beyond that, it contains how-to-do recipes that make tasks seem easier. In fact, the book is more than a collection of recipes – it’s inspiration for you when you want your layouts to look out of the ordinary. Flip through the pages, and you’ll be amazed at the possibilities – yes, this book is a collection of possibilities. That in itself makes it a great title to own. And yes, it’s full color and lavishly illustrated.

    Geetesh Bajaj/Indezine.com

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book, invaluable reference, September 11, 2007
    By 
    Spyder (W. Australia) –

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    This review is from: InDesign Production Cookbook: Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Desktop Publishers and Graphic Designers (Cookbooks (O’Reilly)) (Paperback)
    Having just begun using Indesign CS3 I purchased this book based on previous reviews here. All the material in this book was aimed at the CS2 version but it all applies in CS3 as well. I haven’t come across anything as yet that doesn’t work as described when using the CS3 version so you won’t find the book out of date.
    It’s not a ‘How To’ book in the sense that it will teach you every one of the functions in Indesign but rather a quick reference so you can quickly achieve a style or formatting that you may require in your documents.
    There is a lot of information covered such as creating frames and using tables, applying colour, special effects, working with images, using grids and guides, shapes….. and the list goes on.
    The layout is very pleasing to the eye as it uses lots of colour photos of screen shots and has many tips and pointers to grab your attention.
    I am very pleased with this purchase, it’s saved me much time when it comes to applying effects and character formatting to my pages, highly recommended.
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