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Get started, Top ten things for beginners | InDesign CS6

Watch this episode of the Creative Suite Podcast for Designers, and see  Terry White demonstrate 10 things beginners want to know how to do in Adobe InDesign CS6.

In a little less than 30 minutes (a bit long, but worth every second), Terry White will take you through:

Creating a new documents, Placing graphics, Fitting graphics in frames, Adding text, Formatting text, Creating and Applying Styles, Adding Page numbers, Wrapping Text, exporting to PDF. In addition, there are lots of tips and tricks thrown in.

If you’re new to InDesign and just getting started, this are probably the best 30 minutes you can invest in.

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Learn Adobe InDesign CS6 from Adobe TV

 I wonder if you’ve noticed the Adobe TV show for InDesign CS6. Learn the basics of InDesign CS6 with Getting Started and New Features tutorials by product experts. The Videos tutorials show you the basics of using InDesign, and then quickly show you how to use the new features such as Liquid Layout Rules, Alternate Layouts, EPUB Export and PDF Forms Export.


Getting Started

If you’ve never used InDesign before, or are just starting out, watch this segment of the show. The episodes, show you the basics of InDesign and how you can use these to quickly start creating layouts.

 What is InDesign CS6?

Working with Tools

Working with Frames

Working with Graphics

Building a Newsletter

Creating a Letterhead

New features in CS6

InDesign CS6 has several new features. Some of the major new features let you design and publish for multiple screen-sizes and output devices.

Liquid Layout Rules and Alternate Layouts

Understanding Liquid Layout rules

Using basic Liquid Layout rules: Scale, Recenter,

Applying guide-based Liquid Layout rules

Applying object-based Liquid Layout rules

Alternate Layouts

Working with Alternate Layouts

Linked Content

Linking Content

Using the Content Collector and Content Placer tools

EPUB Export

Using advanced EPUB 2 export controls

Exporting to EPUB 3 and fixed layout

PDF Forms

Reviewing the new Forms tools

Creating and previewing a basic form

Testing a form in Acrobat

Let me know if you find these videos useful, and if there are other features for which you think video tutorials will help.

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