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Interact with Documents

Interact with Documents Visually, Change Zoom Level, View Modes, and Display Performance
InDesign provides numerous means of changing the way you interact with documents, how fast they move, how you see them, and what you see.
Master It Open any InDesign document containing text and images on the same page. Open three different views of the same document, arranged simultaneously onscreen, zooming all to fit the page within the document window, and compare the views according to the following options:
· View 1: Preview mode with High-Quality Display display performance.
· View 2: Layout mode with Fast Display display performance.
· View 3: Bleed mode with Typical Display display performance.
Solution Learners should open a document and then, using the Window >Arrange >New Window command, create two other views on the same document. They should then manually arrange the trio comfortably onscreen, and by changing the View >Display Performance setting and the different modes at the bottom of the Tools panel, establish the comparison described above.
Build and Manage Grids and Guides The foundation of any well-laid-out document is a well-thought-out grid.
Master It Create a new document and build a grid on the master page consisting of six equal columns and three equal rows within the page margins. Once that’s done, apportion the top row into three equal sections.
Solution Learners should use the Layout >Create Guides utility to create the initial grid with six and three, no gutters, and Fit Guides to Margins. Next, to divide the top row, they will have to manually drag down two horizontal ruler guides. After unlocking guides, they will precisely position the new manually created guides with the Transform or Control panel’s Y field.
Create and Manage Book Files Often one person finds it easier to work on longer documents by breaking them up into chapters or sections and connecting them via a Book file. For workgroups wherein different people are responsible for different sections of the document, a Book file is essential to productivity.
Master It Working alone or in a group, create at least three InDesign documents of several pages of text each. Save each document, and then create a Book file to connect the documents. Finally, create a single PDF from the entire book.
Solution Learners should preferably team up to create InDesign documents and then designate one individual to create the Book file. Once the book is set, the Export Book to PDF command should be chosen from the Book panel flyout menu.
Index Terms and Create an Index An index helps readers find content. From simple keyword lists to complex, multilevel, topic-driven indices, InDesign handles them all, marrying index entries to referenced text through index markers.
Master It Open or create an InDesign document containing a story of at least three pages in length. Working through the document, create index entries and cross-references for at least 10 words, one of which should be a word that repeats numerous times throughout the story (use a common word such as the if needed). Once the terms are indexed, generate and place the index story on a new page.
Solution Learners may take several routes to accomplishing the indexing depending on the story and words chosen, although their methods should conform to those described in the sections “Creating Index Entries,” “Cross-References,” and “Power Indexing” under “Indexing” in this chapter. With all the options available to them in the Generate Index dialog, the final output will likely vary as well from learner to learner.
Create Tables of Contents Tables of contents direct readers in logical or virtually any order to content, and InDesign’s TOC options are varied and powerful for myriad uses.
Master It Open or quickly create a rudimentary book-style document containing body text and several heading paragraphs utilizing at least two levels of headings. Create and assign paragraph styles for the body text and headings. Using what you’ve learned in this chapter, generate and place a hierarchal TOC.
Solution Before beginning with the Layout >Table of Contents command and the corresponding dialog, learners should create a document that has text and styles in the format of Heading 1, Heading 2, and Body Text, with several paragraphs of each style. Then, in the Table of Contents dialog, the Heading 1 and Heading 2 styles should be moved into the Include Paragraph Styles list, assigned Levels 1 and 2 respectively, and then the TOC placed into the document. The other options available for formatting the TOC will vary by learner.


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