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The next important one down which is very important based on what we have actually seen so far is the Display Performance. When we did the Quick Start Tool, if you remember, I mentioned we were using the typical display and that is what we have been viewing right here. If you go ahead and select this top option, you can see that there are three options here, the fast, typical, and high quality previews. What we are specifying here at the top is that the default every time we open a new file or an existing file, we are going to view it in typical quality which in this case down at the bottom here means that any raster images, images from Photoshop or EPS files or TIF files, that kind of thing will be viewed using proxy, that sort of a medium quality. Better than low res is not quite as good as high res, but it is definitely good enough to work with initially.
The next option down is the Vector graphics and this is view in as a proxy and that is what we saw when we placed in those two type from Illustrator in the first lesson. So the first thing I would do in this case is make sure that we change the proxy option here for Vector graphics up to high resolution. Illustrate the file as small enough that if you place them in and high res, that will not going to slow your document down at all. So viewing them in high res is much better for you to work with. It makes the design a lot easier to complete.
Now transparency, we can view medium quality which means that most things will show good transparency, but drop shadows might be a little bit broken up or distorted around the edge. If you want to, you can view those high quality, but for now, I will probably leave that as it is.
The only other thing I would suggest changing is the Greek type option. This means that as soon as you reduce the previous size of your page down and the type actually appears less than seven points in size, it will actually turn into gray bars. You have probably seen this in just about every program you have ever worked in. Crack and PageMaker have been very similar. What I tend to do is just bring that down to a minimum of one point. So the type should stay fairly readable all the way down to just one point in preview size.
Now another new option inside of InDesign CS2 is the scrolling function. This is sort of taken from what was introduced back in Illustrator CS where using the hand tool to scroll around the page, you can actually be made faster by reducing the quality of the images as you scroll around the document. Today before we started seeing everything in higher quality and having a slightly slow scroll, we can drag this along and say, “Well maybe let us correct the images if we drag the page and as soon as we let go, will be the images come back in full quality?” So this actually makes the performance of the program a little bit better by reducing the quality of what we see on screen. Now under the adjust settings here again, we have just specified new changes for the typical setting. What you could do is also go down and check in the high quality setting that the Greek type is also set to one. Everything else is set to high resolution by default.
Now another important one, again this is brand new in CS2 and definitely important thing, come up here to the Appearance of Black option on the left hand side and hopefully on the screen here, you can see a difference. This is an example of a 100% black and this is what is called a rich black and you can see that the black on the left is looking kind of gray, slightly washed out, the on the right is looking very dense. What we are going to cover how we deal with getting a rich black, a good solid black when printing four-color process, but if you are using just 100% black and thinking it is going to come out really rich and dark, it is not. This is something that happens with just standard four-color process. If you print a 100% black, it is not the darkest color that you can get. It is definitely not the darkest black that you can get. What InDesign is giving us here is an option to display all standard, 1