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Mestrado em 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

Lecturer
- Ana Isabel e Sousa do Carmo

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
- Kvern, O. (2013). Real World Adobe InDesign CC. Berkeley, USA: Peachpit Press
- Kordes Anton, K. e DeJarld, T. (2018). Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release). EUA: Adobe Press
- 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
- A, A. (0). Adobe InDesign CC Help. Acedido em 2 de fevereiro de 2018 em https://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/indesign_reference.pdf

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 Acrobat

 

 

 


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