InDesign CS5 supports multiple page sizes within a single document! This new option allows your students to create various projects within one InDesign document by simply using the new “Page Tool”.
I’ve spoken to a number of DTP teachers who have their students design a corporate identity package as part of their curriculum.
An example assignment would look something like this:
design an envelope,
design matching letterhead
design matching business cards
Prior to InDesign CS5 the students would have had to create an InDesign document for each project. Students can now simply create a single InDesign CS5 document containing three (or more) different page sizes!
Following up on a great post by Brian Chau on epublishing from InDesign.
I’d like to direct you to Terry White’s Tech blog. His recent tutorial is a fantastic overview on using InDesign CS5 to publish books in the ePub format and distribute them to iPhones and iPads.
The ePub format is supported by a number of devices, including the Nook, Sony Reader, and iPad. Adobe Digital Editions can be used to view ePubs on any computer and preview an eBook during the creation phase or for students to view an ePub library.
If the Kindle is your target device the ePub format can be converted. I’d suggest visiting Adobe’s Labs site to download an interesting technology call Workflow Lab. One of the workflows outlined is creating eBooks for the Kindle. A step by step guide for publishing from InDesign to the Kindle.
A great place to start building a unit on ePublishing.
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