Real World Adobe InDesign CS5

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (August 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321713052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321713056

eBook Description:

Real World Adobe InDesign CS5

Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to lay out, proof, export, and print/publish pages in InDesign CS5. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign.

In Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the new Layers panel to simplify working in complex documents
  • Optimize your workflow with multiple page sizes and track text changes
  • Learn the best practices for consistent color management
  • Increase efficiency with scripts and other automation features
  • Make your layouts come to life with the new Animation and Media panels for interactive documents

Note from the publisher:

FREE Adobe InDesign CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at and you will receive the updates when they become available.

Real World

Industry pros delve under the hood of the software you use every day to bring you comprehensive references filled with industrial-strength production techniques and timesaving tips.

Author Info

Olav Martin Kvern

Olav Martin Kvern is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, software developer, and writer. He contributed to the design of the InDesign software and wrote the first draft of the users manual for Adobe’s User Education Department. He is the author of Real World Adobe InDesign 1.5.

David Blatner

David Blatner is the author of 15 books on topics such as InDesign, Photoshop, and QuarkXPress including Real World InDesign, InDesign Breakthroughs, Real World Photoshop, and the groundbreaking The QuarkXPress Book. He is the co-host of, as well as the editorial director of InDesign Magazine and The InDesign Conference. Over a half a million copies of his books are in print in 12 languages, winning him awards and praise from readers. He has spoken at conferences and workshops around North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa. You can find him at

David Blatner is a Seattle-based graphic arts consultant He is the author or co-author of a number of books from WOW! eBook, including Real World Adobe Photoshop 6, Real World Scanning and Halftones 2nd Edition, and The QuarkXPress 4 Book. He speaks at conferences and seminars around North America and Japan, including Seybold, Macworld, Thunderlizard, and more.

Bob Bringhurst

Bob Bringhurst is a coauthor of Real World Adobe InDesign. He worked at Adobe Systems for 12 years as a Senior Technical Writer, writing the technical documentation for every Adobe InDesign version since the software’s inception. He was the lead technical writer since version 2.0. Before joining Adobe, he was a columnist for WordPerfect magazine, and wrote WordPerfect 8 Answers (Osborne) and Microsoft Word 97 Essentials (Que/Macmillan). Bob is based in Seattle.

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