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How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 14 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 14 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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14. How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

Okay, so while we've been working we've been just ignoring these like blue lines and this little linking icon and there's lots of blue lines around the edges of the boxes and that can be a real pain when you're trying to line things up. Okay. Just doesn't look very nice. So the quick and easy way to preview and turn all that off is the W. Key just the W. Key on your keyboard next to Q. Between A. Okay, but for that to work you need to be on the black arrow. Okay if you're in the type tool you're just gonna type a W. Okay so be on the black arrow, hit w on your keyboard, look at that blue line is gone, you get to feel a bit of the space around it, you can still work in this view, you can see I can click on it, drag it around. Okay? And there's nothing stopping you work like this except sometimes it is easier to seal the blue lines. The other thing that might throw you off if you try and work in this view. Okay so I'm gonna w to go back out which is if I start typing something and I go o...

kay remember we talked on the outside to not join them up and we start typing um Mhm. Okay and watch this if I go to my black arrow and then select off it w it's gone, okay, it's still there, Okay, just w kind of hides all of that stuff. That can be one of the things to note if anything starts disappearing in this great area. It's probably just because you gotta tap w again and the other thing it does, is it going to take that as you see the bleed? Okay, I'll zoom in. Okay. Here we go. If I had w can you see the bleed gets trimmed off to give you a more of a view of like say this border because it's going to get trimmed off in the bin, remember? So it cuts that off? Um So yeah, I tap w all the time. The problem with W. Is I forget when I'm in the type two and type A. W. And I won't notice and somebody will be proof checking my work and they'll be like what's a home We and I'll pretend like I don't know somebody else did it. I know it's because I tap the W. Key and I was on the type door. Bad dan. The other thing we're going to check is the display. So mine is set by default to high quality display. I think that's a fact of the new bits of software. Okay. The new installs of the design if you're using an older one. Okay, we're going to look at this so I've got nothing selected to view. There's one called display performance. Okay. So often especially the earlier versions, I'm not sure if it's the new version or not? I'm not sure if it's settings that I've got or whether um it's remembered from my last install or whether it's actually by default now, but let's just double check. Typical display is what it used to be said as and yours might be. The problem is is that things just look a little bit gross. You can see the logo here just doesn't look very nice. You know, it's good quality because you've seen it in a different program but it's not looking good in here. The reason it's often the default for typical quality is because trying to run fast and design is trying to run quickly so it's not producing these beautiful outlined logos. Okay. And it's the same with images. So yeah, it's it's typical by default. So what we can do nothing. Selected few and crank yours up too high quality. I work in high quality all the time. Even with an 80 page document. Why? Because my machine can handle it. If you're I've got a pretty new Macbook Pro. If you're working on a really old Kredi laptop hand me hand me downs, you might find actually just can't keep up so you might manually go in and say actually I'm going to look at everything typical quality because maybe you're doing type amends and it just takes so long to scroll through all the pages. Okay, so you can switch it to typical quality if you're running Windows XP on a really old laptop that barely starts up. Okay. What you might do is you might get a view and there's another one on there that says fast display. Okay. What this will do is allow you to text amends. Super duper fast. Okay. These aren't gone. If you produce a pdf now or print it, they print find, they just kind of placeholders to make the system run really fast. If you are finding man, this is jumpy and slow switch to fast. Okay. And you can toggle between if you're working with the images. One last thing about previewing, Okay, let's say I'm going to present to somebody, say a colleague or my boss or clients. I'm going to show them my design instead of showing them this ugly version with the blue lines and all my swatches around here. Okay, what I want to do is present to them. Okay, so I could make a pdf and make a presentation, that sort of stuff, but it's actually easy to straight from in design down the bottom here of your toolbox, right down the bottom. Okay, this last one if I click and hold normal. Okay, previews the one we've been toggle in between when we had w which if I this is the long way if I click on preview, that is the exact same as sitting W Okay, so we don't want that one. This one here, we never use what we never use bleeding slug will show you like a preview but include the slug. A bleed and slug. I never use these, I use this one down the bottom here presentation. Does this. It's quite cool. It shows you know, gets rid of all the junk and just presents it nicely. Kind of like a power point presentation. And if you've got multiple pages you can use your keyboard. I only have one page but you can use your arrow keys on your keyboard and work through all your different pages like PowerPoint and you can actually add transitions between them all. We'll do that in the more advanced and design course. But yeah. Anyway, so how did I get out of that in It had escaped to get back and we are back to the ugly blue line version. W pretty. All right. That's it for this one. Let's go and make a pdf version in the next video. I'll see you there.

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