InDesign CS5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)
Adobe InDesign CS5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide highlights the important new features, as well as covering the ones readers have relied on in previous versions of InDesign. Complete coverage of InDesign CS5's new features includes: tools for interactive documents, including the new animation panel; simplified object selection; multiple page sizes; track text changes; new layers panel, live captions; production enhancements, and print to digital capability. Using the task-based, visual approach that readers count on in the Visual QuickStart Guides, this volume introduces readers to all aspects of InDesign CS5. Users will learn how to create and automate documents, import and style text and objects, manage long documents, export files for a wide variety of purposes, and much more. Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe InDesign CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.
Excellent reference book
By DebMerr - April 30, 2011
As a professional InDesign trainer, I used 75 copies of this book - purchased from Amazon - during my training seminars this month. The black and white format allows adult learners to effectively make notes and mark up important items with a red pen.
With a background in graphic design, I appreciate the clean 2 column pages, large and plentiful screen captures and indented step by step instructions. Adequate white space avoids overwhelming visual clutter typical of other books.
A consistent thread of lighthearted reference to the Wizard of Oz in graphic examples keeps you smiling while learning the software.
Sandee Cohen is an expert in InDesign, graphic design, technical writing and teaching this material - a winning combination.
Extremely satisfied User
By Louis P. Solomon - November 28, 2011
The author did a superb job of focusing her information in an orderly manner, and then presenting it using two techniques which make it virtually impossible to not understand the process. First, on one half of the page she gives you the Commands and Actions required; Second she shows you on the second half of the page images of what you should select. I find that this book is clear, precise, and extremely valuable, certainly for the new user of InDesign. Finally, she provides a detailed, carefully presented Index so you can find solutions to the problems you wish to solve. I recommend this book without reservations, and find the price very reasonable
Great Reference Book
By Gerard - January 23, 2011
I use In-Design and have found this to be a great quick reference guide to help when you have a question. It is also great to review before you purchase In-Deisgn so you know what it can do. I recommend this to anyone.