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									Introduction to Desktop
      Publishing

  Using Adobe InDesign®

       By Steve Sloan




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Class Format

   Presentation
     The   “Zen” of desktop publishing
       What makes  desktop publishing different from
        word processing?
   Hands-on
     Using   InDesign, a simple exercise!




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The program

   This will be available for download
     PDF(s), PowerPoint, Audio Version, Podcast
     Temporary URL:
      www.edupodder.com/sessions
   Sign Up Sheet
       Please be sure you are signed up!
 Handout(s)
 Evaluation
       Let us know how I did!


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Desktop Publishing (DTP)

               The world of
                publishing was
                radically
                transformed in the
                1980's by the
                introduction of
                desktop publishing



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Producing a publication
involves many steps

                Writing text
                Editing text
                Producing art
                 (drawings, photos,
                 etc.)
                Designing the basic
                 format


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The steps of production (cont.)
                 Typesetting text
                 Paste-up, arranging
                  text and graphics on
                  a page
                 Going to press,
                  typesetting, shooting
                  plates, printing the
                  pages
                 Binding the pages
                  into a finished
                  publication
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With traditional publishing


                 This process was
                  very labor intensive
                 It required a lot of
                  equipment, trained
                  people and time
                 It was hard and
                  expensive


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DTP, going beyond
word processing!

               Very precise layout
                and design
               Software focus is on
                the page
               Done with tools that
                are small,
                economical and
                easy to use

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Typical DTP system

          GUI computer(s)
          DTP software (also
           called page layout
           software)
          Laser or other high
           resolution printer(s)
          Other peripherals
           (like digital camera)


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          DTP Advantages

 Saves money and time
 Able to keep in-house and maintain
  quality control
 Provides affordable publishing
  alternative for small batch jobs and non-
  mainstream periodicals



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             DTP Software

 DTP software is precise
 DTP software aggregates!
     QuarkXpress® is the market leader
     Adobe InDesign is coming on strong
     Adobe PageMaker® has been discontinued
   Apple Macintosh® is predominate
    platform


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Precision and Aggregation
   Content from other programs:
       Text produced with word processors or text editors
            Careful control of font usage
     Charts and spreadsheets from spreadsheet and/or
      statistical analysis programs
     Photos either produced digitally or scanned, often
      manipulated with programs like Adobe
      PhotoShop®
            Half-toning and resolution issues
            Color space considerations
                  Control that what appears in printed page is as close as
                   possible to what appeared on the screen



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Precision and Aggregation
(Continued)
                  Content from other
                   programs (Cont.):
                      Maps, charts and other
                       illustrations either
                       produced in, or
                       manipulated with,
                       graphics or illustration
                       programs like Adobe
                       Illustrator®
                  Items need to be
                   converted into formats
                   the DTP software will
                   import
                      Quality control

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Precision and Aggregation
(Continued)
 The page-layout process combines the
  various source documents together into a
  coherent, visually appealing publication
 Uses own measurement system and printing
  trades language
       Sample terms: serifs, leading, points, picas
 In the printing trades DTP was once called
  “electronic pagination”
 The “Zen” of desktop publishing:
  Digital preparation of pages for press quality

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Output methods
   Print:
     Laser   printing
        600+ dpi,  (mostly for small batch, in-house,
         flyers, newsletters, forms, black and white jobs)
     Electronic     pre-press
        Professional service bureaus, 1200+ dpi, and
         large press runs for bigger jobs
        Prepare “camera ready” output
        Produce “color separations” (for color)
        Version management and other work flow
         considerations

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Output methods (Continued)

                 Electronic Output
                     PDF® is the standard
                     Cross platform
                     Printable
                     Editable
                     Deployable on-line
                     Importable into DTP
                      software
                 XML
                 eBooks

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This is an InDesign CS page




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InDesign is Palette Based

                Tools Palette
                    Introduces own terms
                    One of many palettes
                    “Tiny arrows” indicate
                     hidden tools
                    “Flyout” menus
                    Palettes dock and can be
                     disconnected
                    Palettes are a strongly
                     followed Adobe UI
                     concept


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More about InDesign
             Palettes can be torn off,
              grouped and joined
                 Uses flyout menus
             Other great tools not
              mentioned
                 Layers, styles and tables
                 A lot of what you know
                  about Pagemaker carries
                  over to InDesign
             Right clicking (ctrl-
              clicking) brings up
              important options

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I cannot teach you how to be an
InDesign expert
                   Learning ID
                       User Group Meetings
                               http://www.indesignus
                                ergroup.com
                               You can’t be an
                                expert without putting
                                in the time!
                            Books
                                 Deke McClelland
                                  (2004). Adobe
                                  InDesign CS One-on-
                                  one. Sebastapol:
                                  Deke Press/O’Reilly
                            Computer Based
                             Training (CBT)
                                 Total Training Series
                            Classes $$$$$

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InDesign References

                  The Book!
                      Kvern, O. M., &
                       Blatner, D. (2004).
                       Real World Indesign
                       CS. Berkeley:
                       Peachpit Press
                  Adobe web site
                      User to user forums
                  SF Bay Area IDUG
                      Meets bi-monthly

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InDesign Excercise

 Please be sure you have handout
 USE ID!!!
     Using    the tool the only way to learn it
     It is like driving a car
   I hope you enjoyed this session
     Please   don’t forget the comment pages



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