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Design Editorial

Desktop Publishing Software

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 7904/2013 - 18/06/2013

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 OT + 3,0 O , Cód. 308125.

Lecturer
- Ana Isabel e Sousa do Carmo (1)(2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
1. Create documents and apply the correct settings for different types of editorial projects.
2. Use as software capabilities to ensure a degree of excellence in the execution of complex editorial projects.
3. Produce print-ready files.

Program
1. Software control and customization:
– Preferences, Keyboard Shortcuts and Workspaces
– Organization and visualization methods
2. Layout configuration
– Presets and templates
– Configuration of pages, margins, columns and bleed
– Pages panel, Layout menu and Page Tool
– Alternative layouts
– Master/parent Pages
– Grids
– Numbering, headers and footers
3. Saving and exporting formats
– INDD, IDML, INDT, INDB, INDL, EPUB, HTML, PDF, …
4. Text Formatting:
– Text frames
– Primary Text Frame option (old Master)
– Placeholder text
– Text import options
– Text Threads, Story Editor and Overset Text
– Justification and Hyphenation
– Keep Options
– Drop Caps
– Balance Ragged Lines and optical alignments;
– OpenType
– Baseline Grid
– Tabs
– Paragraph Rules
– Search/replace text
– Character and paragraph styles
– Nested styles
– Map styles
5. Control objects
– Drawing
– Format and transform objects
– Combine shapes (Compound paths and Pathfinder)
– Create paths from text (create outlines)
– Object styles
– Anchored objects
6. Fill and contour
– Stroke properties
– Fill properties
– Effects: Transparency and Blending modes
7. Images
– Import formats (Bitmap vs. Vector)
– Links Panel (info)
– Linking vs. Embed
– Resize and frame images
– Gridify
– Captions setup
– Clipping Path
– Object layer options
– Colorize grayscale images
8. Tables
– Create and format tables
– Transform text into tables and vice versa
– Table styles and Cell styles
– Images in tables
9. Lists
– Format numbered or bulleted lists
– Change numbered list options
– Define lists
– Create running legends for figures and tables
10. Long documents
– Creation and management (synchronization) of a Book file
– Numbering of Pages, Sections and Chapters
– Text variables
– Table of contents (TOC);
– Cross-references
– Footnotes
11.Mockups and artwork
– Preflight
– Package
– PDF for printing
12. Automatisms

Evaluation Methodology
Ongoing and exam assessment: delivery of the artwork files of a book (paperback files - 85%; cover files - 15%)

Bibliography
- A, A. (0). Adobe InDesign CC Help. Acedido em 2 de fevereiro de 2018 em https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/indesign_reference.pdf
- Gordon, J. e Schwartz, R. e Chavez, C. (2018). Learn Adobe InDesign CC for Print and Digital Media Publication: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation. EUA: Adobe Press
- Kordes Anton, K. e DeJarld, T. (2018). Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release). EUA: Adobe Press
- Kvern, O. (2013). Real World Adobe InDesign CC. Berkeley, USA: Peachpit Press

Teaching Method
1. Lectures and demos supported by datashow.
2. Tutorials including problem solving.
3. Book art-work development.

Software used in class
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word

 

 

 


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