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    GETTING STARTED

    MYGRAPHICSLAB: ADOBE INDESIGN CS6

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    USE THE APPLICATION BAR

    Use the Application bar at the top of the screen for easy access to workspacecontrols Point at controls to display tool tips From left to right: Bridge button, Zoom Level menu, View Options menu, Screen Mode

    menu, and Arrange Documents menu To show and hide the Application bar, choose Window > Application Bar The Control panel displays under the Application bar for modifying the selected object or

    text; you can move or close the Control panel

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    MANAGE DOCUMENT WINDOWS

    Manage multiple document windows with controls in the upper-left corner ofthe screen Choose options from the Arrange Documents menu in the Application bar to

    control the stacking or tiling of the windows Choose Float All In Windows from the Arrange Documents menu to display each

    document in its own window You can also tear off an individual documents tab to display it in its own

    window

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    MANAGE DOCUMENT WINDOWS (CONTINUED)

    The Window > Arrange submenu provides the same controls as theArrange Documents menu

    Click a documents tab to display it in the window You can also choose the documents name from the bottom of the Window menu Choose New Window from the Arrange Documents menu in the Application bar

    to open the current document in a second window

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    CONFIGURE THE TOOLS PANEL

    Click the double-arrow icon at the top of the Tools panel to alternatelydisplay the panel in two columns or one column

    You can also change the Tools panel display using the Floating ToolsPanel drop-down menu in the Interface pane of the Preferences dialog box

    Drag the Tool panels title bar or the horizontal bar below it to move thepanel to any position onscreen. Click the double-arrow icon at the top ofthe Tools panel to display the panel horizontally, as two columns, or as onecolumn. Drag it to another panel until a blue line displays to dock it

    To alternately show and hide the Tools panel, choose Window > Tools

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    SELECT TOOLS

    Click a tool to select it Point at a tool to display its tool tip and learn

    its name You can also select a tool by pressing the

    keyboard shortcut shown in the tool tip(except when the Type tool is selected)

    To select a tool temporarily, hold down itskeyboard shortcut, perform an action, thenrelease to revert to the previous tool

    Click the small triangle next to a tool todisplay a menu of hidden tools Selecting a hidden tool replaces the current

    tool in the Tools panel

    Buttons and menus at the bottom of theTools panel let you apply colors and controldocument display

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    OPEN AND CLOSE PANELS

    Choose a panels name from theWindow menu to open or close it

    Choosing among workspaces(Window > Workspace)automatically opens specific panels

    You can also click a panels Closebutton in the upper-right corner toclose it

    You can open various text-formatting panels from the Typemenu in addition to the Windowmenu

    Press Tab to hide all panels (exceptwhen the Type tool is in use)

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    EXPAND AND COLLAPSE PANELS

    Click a panels icon toexpand it

    Click its icon again tocollapse it

    In an open panelgroup, click a tab todisplay that panel

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    FLOAT PANELS

    Drag a panels icon out ofa panel group to create afloating panel Drag the panels title bar

    to reposition it onscreen You can drag other

    panels into or onto thispanel to create a panelgroup

    Click a tab to display adifferent panel withina group

    Click a panels double-arrow icon in the upper-right corner to minimizeor maximize it (collapseor expand)

    Drag a panels lower-rightcorner to resize it

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    DOCK PANELS

    Drag a panel to another panel untila blue line displays to dock it

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    DISPLAY PANEL MENUS

    Click the panel menuicon in the upper-rightcorner to display amenu of additionalrelated options

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    CHOOSE AMONG WORKSPACES

    Choose an option from theWindow > Workspace menu tocontrol which panels display(and where they appear)

    The selected workspace alsocontrols the keyboard shortcutsand menu customization in use

    InDesigns default workspace isEssentials; the Advanced work-space shows all of the controlsyou are likely to need

    Choose Window > Workspace >Reset to restore the panel positionspecified in a workspace

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    CREATE A NEW WORKSPACE

    Choose Window > Workspace > New Workspace to save your panelconfiguration and menu/keyboard shortcut customizations as aworkspace

    Choose your new workspace from the Window > Workspace menu

    You can delete workspaces you create; you cannot delete the defaultworkspaces provided with InDesign

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    USE THE ZOOM TOOL

    Select the Zoom tool tozoom in and out of areasof a document

    Press Z to select theZoom tool (except whenthe Type tool is selected)

    Click the Zoom tool tozoom in and out bypreset increments

    Press the Option/Alt keyto zoom out

    Drag the Zoom tool toview specific areas

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    CHOOSE A MAGNIFICATION LEVEL

    Choose an option from the Zoom Level menu in the Application bar You can also enter a specific value in the field and press Return/Enter If you close the Application bar, a Zoom Level menu/field displays in the

    lower-left corner of the document window

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    CHOOSE A PRESET MAGNIFICATION LEVEL

    Choose an option from the View menu

    Zoom In and Zoom Out work by presetincrements

    The keyboard shortcuts shown inthe menu are worth remembering,particularly for Fit Page in Window andActual Size

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    TURNING PAGES

    Click the First Page, Previous Page, Next Page, and Last Page buttonsin the lower-left corner of the document window to turn pages

    You can also choose these options from the Layout menu

    The Layout menu also lets you navigate to the Next Spread andPrevious Spread

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    DISPLAYING A SPECIFIC PAGE

    Double-click a page icon in thePages panel to display a specificpage in the document window

    You can also choose Layout > Go toPage and enter a page number

    The Page Number field/menu in thelower-left corner of the documentwindow also lets you enter orchoose a page number to display

    Use the Hand tool to drag to aspecific page or area of a page

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    SET PREFERENCES

    Choose InDesign >Preferences > General (Mac)or Edit > Preferences >General (Windows) to modifydefault settings

    Click an option in the list onthe left to display and modifythose preferences

    When no documents areopen, preference settingsbecome the defaults for allnew documents you create

    When a document is open,preference settings affectthat document only

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    CUSTOMIZE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

    Choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts You can choose a shortcut set, such as PageMaker 7.0 or QuarkXPress 4.0, and save

    your own sets Select a Product Area, then select a command View the Current Shortcuts, then click in the New Shortcut field and press the new shortcut A note in the lower-left corner indicates if the shortcut will override a current shortcut Keyboard shortcut modifications are saved with workspaces You can also edit the commands that display in menus by choosing Edit > Menus

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    USE CONTEXT MENUS

    Control-click (Mac) orright-click (Windows)to display a menu ofrelevant options A menu will display for

    editing text, modifyingan object, displayinglayout aids such asguides, and more

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    CREATE A NEW DOCUMENT

    Choose File > New >Document

    OR

    Press Ctrl+N (Windows) orCommand+N (Mac)

    OR

    Click the New Documentbutton in the InDesignWelcome screen The New Document

    dialog box lets youspecify severaldocument-wide settings

    You can change any ofthese settings after youopen the document

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    SAVE A DOCUMENT PRESET

    A document preset is a predefined collection of settingsfor a specific kind of document (for example, an ad oran envelope of a specific size)

    After you save a document preset, its available in theDocument Preset menu in the New Document dialogbox each time you create a new document

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    SWITCH AMONG OPEN DOCUMENTS

    The name of each open document is displayed on a tab at the top of thedocument window Clicking a ta

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