InDesign in easy steps – covers CS3, CS4 & CS5


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InDesign in easy steps – covers CS3, CS4 & CS5


By Robert Shufflebotham

Publication: March 14, 2011
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-1-84078-414-5

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About the book

Written by an industry professional with over 20 years’ experience of training in electronic publishing software, InDesign in easy steps breaks down this versatile, user-friendly page layout software into a straightforward, manageable and logical series of learning events.

If your aim is to get started with the basics, become a competent and confident user, and then to master InDesign – this book is for you.

The book builds from the basics, such as the Working Environment, Building Pages, Text, character and Paragraph settings. Then, it continues to cover more and more of the extensive range of functionality InDesign has to offer. By following the book’s logical structure you can develop the core skills needed to master the software.

Areas covered include:

  • Tables and Tabs
  • Table of Contents, Indexing and Books
  • Printing and Exporting
  • Transformations and Transparency
  • Paths and the Pen Tool

For both Windows & Mac users.

About the author

Robert Shufflebotham is a software training consultant with over 21 years experience of delivering software training. He trains on a regular basis for some of the largest and most prestigious magazine, book and newspaper publishers in the world. He also has a MA in Electronic Media.



  1. The Working Environment
  2. Building Pages
  3. Text Basics
  4. Character Setting
  5. Paragraph Settings
  6. Images and Graphic Frames
  7. Arranging Objects
  8. Working with Color
  9. Managing and EditingText
  10. The Pages Panel and Master Pages
  11. Paragraph, Character & Object Styles
  12. Tables and Tabs
  13. Table of Contents, Indexing and Books
  14. Printing and Exporting
  15. Transformations and Transparency
  16. Paths and the Pen Tool
  17. Interactive


Customer Review

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“This is a great book for beginners. In concise language, easy to follow layout and in easy steps, this book explains all that’s important for everyday use – and more!  It is designed to save you time and it is gives you value for money.”


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Click on the links below for free PDFs to get you started while you wait for your book to arrive:

How to set up an InDesign document

How to choose InDesign tools

How to open InDesign documents

How to use Adobe Bridge

How to use Mini Bridge

How to use InDesign Workspaces and Panels



Click here to view video tutorial ‘How to position the Tool Panel in Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4 & CS5’

Click here to view video tutorial ‘How to select tools from the Tool Panel in Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4 & CS5’

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