Description : Presents step-by-step instructions and advice on using Adobe InDesign CS2, covering such topics as formatting tables, building multi-page documents, creating indexes and table of contents, and working with photographs.
Description : Is this book for programmers? Written specifically for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, this book teaches you how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of your layouts and can speed up any print or Web assignment. Why should I care about XML? If you’re managing data-intensive layout projects, and you want to keep that data consistent, accurate, and up-to-date, then incorporating XML can help. You can also use XML to automate processes like importing text and large numbers of graphics into a layout, or repurposing content from one application to another. Do I need additional plug-ins or special software? You need only the powerful features built into InDesign CS2, CS3 or CS4 to use this book. How will I learn XML? This guide includes nine easy-to-follow projects with downloadable support files. With these hands-on tutorials, you will learn XML in context. By the final project, XML will no longer be a mystery, but a powerful tool you can use to support your company or clients. These real-world projects will teach you: l Business cards: Create a structured layout in InDesign and then import XML. Format text automatically and flow the text into multiple examples. l Product catalog: Learn how to import XML data into a structured layout using nested styles and cloned text. l Direct mail and variable data printing: Use XML and InDesign to create sophisticated direct mail pieces without costly plug-ins or third-party software. l Magazine and newspaper: Build and export magazine-style publications for online distribution. l Web: Transform XML into XHTML to incorporate directly into your Web pages, or use Cascading Style Sheets to instantly format your exported XML.
Description : You know the rudiments of the SQL query language, yet you feel you aren't taking full advantage of SQL's expressive power. You'd like to learn how to do more work with SQL inside the database before pushing data across the network to your applications. You'd like to take your SQL skills to the next level. Let's face it, SQL is a deceptively simple language to learn, and many database developers never go far beyond the simple statement: SELECT columns FROM table WHERE conditions. But there is so much more you can do with the language. In the SQL Cookbook, experienced SQL developer Anthony Molinaro shares his favorite SQL techniques and features. You'll learn about: Window functions, arguably the most significant enhancement to SQL in the past decade. If you're not using these, you're missing out Powerful, database-specific features such as SQL Server's PIVOT and UNPIVOT operators, Oracle's MODEL clause, and PostgreSQL's very useful GENERATE_SERIES function Pivoting rows into columns, reverse-pivoting columns into rows, using pivoting to facilitate inter-row calculations, and double-pivoting a result set Bucketization, and why you should never use that term in Brooklyn. How to create histograms, summarize data into buckets, perform aggregations over a moving range of values, generate running-totals and subtotals, and other advanced, data warehousing techniques The technique of walking a string, which allows you to use SQL to parse through the characters, words, or delimited elements of a string Written in O'Reilly's popular Problem/Solution/Discussion style, the SQL Cookbook is sure to please. Anthony's credo is: "When it comes down to it, we all go to work, we all have bills to pay, and we all want to go home at a reasonable time and enjoy what's still available of our days." The SQL Cookbook moves quickly from problem to solution, saving you time each step of the way.
Description : Creating your own family or community cookbook for yourself and those you love A recipe is a snapshot that captures place, people, and time, making handed-down recipes into delicious memories to treasure and share. Yet these precious instructions are often lost to bad handwriting, the passing of loved ones, or simply not knowing where to start gathering them for safekeeping. With the help of The Keepsake Cookbook, you can bring all those cherished memories together and create an heirloom to be savored and treasured. Within these pages are easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for collecting both oral and written recipes——as well as photographs and memorabilia——and tips on organizing it all into a cookbook that can be used and shared for generations to come. Cookbook author Belinda Hulin supplies advice on interviewing relatives and friends as well as tapping into your own memories. Also included are basic recipe times, tips, and measures to help you turn casual instructions into fully realized recipes.
Description : If InDesign CS2 can do it, you can do it too ... Here's everything you need to make the most of the software that's fast becoming the dominant professional tool. Take advantage of dynamic spell-checking, or create anchored objects that follow the text referring to them. Learn new object styles that let you easily apply consistent formatting and easily repeat transformations. Whether you're producing an ad campaign, a magazine, or an interactive PDF file, this comprehensive reference takes you step by step through the processes and techniques you need to create stunning layout projects. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of InDesign CS2 Enjoy enhanced integration with Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Acrobat® Quickly apply formatting to almost any object with new object styles Improve text handling with automatic bulleted or numbered lists, intelligent paragraph alignment, customizable Word import, and footnoting Customize InDesign with keyboard shortcuts, workspace arrangements, and other saved presets Easily switch presets in multi-user environments Use nested styles to apply multiple levels of formatting to text Create custom colors and duotone effects Learn how to make the switch from QuarkXPress® and PageMaker® painlessly Simplify workgroup operations with the InCopy® add-on