TC 424: The Computer in TC (Winter 2008). Week 6 : Continuing with Adobe InDesign. What will we cover today?. Re-cap Week 5 issues with importing content into InDesign Discussion of graphics formats, and the recommended use of each Some advanced formatting techniques Generating a PDF
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Continuing with Adobe InDesign
Re-cap Week 5 issues with importing content into InDesign
Discussion of graphics formats, and the recommended use of each
Some advanced formatting techniques
Generating a PDF
Backing your content out to MSFT Word and RTF
More than you ever wanted to know…
A few of you encountered C++ runtime errors
What caused it, and how do you troubleshoot things like this?
Figures didn’t import via the RTF optimally, which required relinking and resizing of the graphics, as well as a paragraph style adjustment to the leading
What caused this to happen, and how can I avoid in the future?
General sense of confusion?
GIF; graphics interchange format. Developed by CompuServe as a small byte count graphics format. The only one to support transparencies in web-presentation until the use of PNG’s in the late 1990’s.
JPG (also JPEG); joint graphics experts group. Created as an alternative to the GIF format to render more image clarity within a compressed file. However, the compression comes at the cost of image clarity. Cannot include transparency.
PNG; portable network graphics. An improvement on the JPG image, which utilizes lossless image compression, and may include transparencies as with a GIF file.
TIFF (also TIF); tagged image file format. Originally created by Aldus, and later acquired by Adobe. Developed for use as a file format for use in desktop publishing applications. Retains more image resolution that PNG files, but cannot include line art.
EPS (also EPSF); encapsulated PostScript. A self-contained, reasonably predictable PostScript document that describes an image or drawing, that can be placed within another PostScript document. This is the only format of the five presented here that may contained vector (bezier curve) image data as well as rastar (pixel-based) image data.
Ask your production staff
Print-resolution graphics; EPS
If image compression is required (though I can’t think why this would be necessary) high-resolution TIF files would be acceptable (but not in graphics that contain text that must remain clear and legible).
Web/online ready graphics (in order of preference); PNG, JPG, GIF
Paragraph styles palette
Character styles palette
Object styles palette
What is a PDF, and why do we use it?
Portable Document Format
Standard for print publishing, as well as having good online interactive capabilities and file compression
Export file as RTF
Open in Word
Why things worked out somewhat less than ideally last week
Formatting palettes and master pages
Saving a PDF and exporting an RTF from InDesign
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