Note that his title was last updated in 2004. While some PDF specifications and practices have changed since then, most of the advice in this book are still valuable.
This whopping 100 page official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide is jammed packed with excellent advice and great product reviews. This book is designed to help you create professional looking products regardless of your budget. We cover layout on the cheap as well as several of the main stream commercial software packages. Tons of good sense advice to creating a readable as well as great looking product. Plus many product reviews.
With writing or contributions from several professional layout/design people:
Michael L. Fiegel, Greg Porter, Mark Arsenault, Anna Dobritt, and others.
- Planning:Screen vs Printer, Colors, Graphics, Fonts, Rights, Budgeting, POD, ...
- Budgeting:Shoe string?
- Layout:Styles, Format, Columns, Margins, Charts, Kerning, ... Step by Step
- Optmization:Settigns, Dithering, Embedding, DPI, Graphic formats, File Sizes, ...
- Distribution:Packaging, Advertising, Selling yourself, Naming conventions, Readme, Licenses, ...
- Tips & FAQ
- Indesign CS
- Quark Xpress
- PDF 995
- Jaws PDF Creator
- FinePrint PdfFactory
- Adobe Acrobat (Distiller)
- Sample Stylesheets
- Background Images
- D20/OGL vector logos
- Sample Forms
- Technology Example
NOTE: Majority of information in this documents are useful for non-d20 and even print publishers.
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