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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (Aug. 13 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321705203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321705204
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 3.8 x 22.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #269,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By alles_gut on April 13 2012
Format: Paperback
My instructor used this book for an InDesign course, and I found it very helpful. It's not an attractive guide for beginners, but once you're comfortable with InDesign, this is an excellent resource. The index in the back is extensive, and this is my number one resource when I'm doing layout.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robbo on Dec 31 2011
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Not at all what I would expect from a how-to-use book about graphic design software. Difficult to read/follow; printed in newspaper columns, 2 per page; and all in BLACK AND WHITE! Who would ever think to publish a book about computer graphics software in black and white? Unbelievable! I returned it as soon as I opened it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Excellent reference book April 30 2011
By DebMerr - Published on Amazon.com
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As a professional InDesign trainer, I used 75 copies of this book - purchased from Amazon - during my training seminars this month.
The black and white format allows adult learners to effectively make notes and mark up important items with a red pen.

With a background in graphic design, I appreciate the clean 2 column pages, large and plentiful screen captures and indented step by step instructions. Adequate white space avoids overwhelming visual clutter typical of other books.

A consistent thread of lighthearted reference to the Wizard of Oz in graphic examples keeps you smiling while learning the software.

Sandee Cohen is an expert in InDesign, graphic design, technical writing and teaching this material - a winning combination.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Reference Book Jan. 23 2011
By Gerard - Published on Amazon.com
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I use In-Design and have found this to be a great quick reference guide to help when you have a question. It is also great to review before you purchase In-Deisgn so you know what it can do. I recommend this to anyone.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Extremely satisfied User Nov. 28 2011
By Louis P. Solomon - Published on Amazon.com
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The author did a superb job of focusing her information in an orderly manner, and then presenting it using two techniques which make it virtually impossible to not understand the process. First, on one half of the page she gives you the Commands and Actions required; Second she shows you on the second half of the page images of what you should select. I find that this book is clear, precise, and extremely valuable, certainly for the new user of InDesign. Finally, she provides a detailed, carefully presented Index so you can find solutions to the problems you wish to solve. I recommend this book without reservations, and find the price very reasonable InDesign CS5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual Quickstart Guides)
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Pretty good, very detailed Sept. 14 2014
By Kamuela - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty good, very detailed. "quick" is something of a misnomer. On the other hand, EVERYTHING i want to know about InDesign is there, and stuff I never thought of. A great reference, not a good choice if you're not already up to speed on InDesign.
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A fine reference guide Jan. 28 2014
By Richard Buse - Published on Amazon.com
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Most of my work centers on writing, but when I need to generate anything withInDesign, this book serves as a handy reference.


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