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Using the exercise files

From: Collaborative Workflows with InDesign and InCopy

Video: Using the exercise files

In this title, we're going to be using two programs: InDesign and InCopy. If you'd like to follow along on your own computer, you'll get the most out of the lessons if you have both programs installed. You can download a 30-day full trial version of either program from adobe.com in Mac or Windows format. During this course, I'll be using InDesign on a Mac platform and InCopy on a Windows platform, but they both can be run on the same platform. Of course, it's not necessary to install both programs. Even if you just have one program installed, there'll still be plenty for you to do.

Using the exercise files

In this title, we're going to be using two programs: InDesign and InCopy. If you'd like to follow along on your own computer, you'll get the most out of the lessons if you have both programs installed. You can download a 30-day full trial version of either program from adobe.com in Mac or Windows format. During this course, I'll be using InDesign on a Mac platform and InCopy on a Windows platform, but they both can be run on the same platform. Of course, it's not necessary to install both programs. Even if you just have one program installed, there'll still be plenty for you to do.

Now if you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD, you have access to all the exercise files used throughout this title. Most of the videos have exercise files, the same ones that I'm using in the video lessons. To keep all the links intact as much as possible, I've zipped each video as a set of exercise files. As you can see, here in Chapter_02, each lesson has a set of exercise files that are zipped. However, to reduce the file size, all of the original images for each lesson are in one big, happy folder, the Links folder, which is here at the same level as the main chapter folders.

As long as you don't rename the Links folder, and you keep it at the same level as the exercise files, you shouldn't encounter any missing link alerts when you open up a file. If you do, just point InDesign or InCopy to this master Links folder. Now a word about moving these files around: if you're going to be moving the exercise files from one location to another, like from the exercises folder from wherever you've saved it - here I have it on my Desktop - to your network file server, or to a folder you've created to represent the server - like I'll be doing throughout these videos, then you should be moving the zip file first, and then unzip the file after you move it, like so.

Drag the zipped file from the exercises folder, put it into the new location, then unzip if there. Be sure to put the Links folder at that new location as well. Then you can open up the unzipped folder, and open up whichever file I'm using in the video. One more thing: if when you open a file in InDesign or InCopy, if you're prompted to update modified files, you should go ahead and click Yes, Update. If I don't want you to, because I need to show you something about updating specifically, I'll say that in the very beginning. Okay, if you are a monthly subscriber or annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to these exercise files, but you can follow along from scratch, or from your own files.

Okay, so let's get started.

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  1. 3m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 32s
  2. 25m 58s
    1. Overview of this course
      3m 2s
    2. Understanding the parallel workflow
      6m 54s
    3. Rewards and challenges in the new workflow
      9m 3s
    4. Requirements and recommendations
      6m 59s
  3. 32m 52s
    1. Setting up projects and users
      3m 32s
    2. Understanding stories and frames
      7m 1s
    3. Making stories editable for InCopy from InDesign
      7m 25s
    4. Editing workflow stories in InCopy
      7m 32s
    5. Checking stories in and out
      4m 48s
    6. Completing a project in InDesign
      2m 34s
  4. 32m 34s
    1. Three main views of a file
      8m 37s
    2. Becoming familiar with default panels
      6m 4s
    3. Customizing the interface
      9m 4s
    4. Navigating stories and views
      8m 49s
  5. 43m 18s
    1. Working with the Assignments panel
      5m 15s
    2. Editing in Layout view
      8m 44s
    3. Editing in Story or Galley view
      10m 49s
    4. Copyfitting text
      5m 49s
    5. Inserting special characters
      6m 39s
    6. Importing text
      3m 34s
    7. Working with read-only layouts
      2m 28s
  6. 32m 6s
    1. Applying styles for copyfit
      7m 37s
    2. Applying local character formatting
      6m 53s
    3. Applying local paragraph formatting
      7m 10s
    4. Splitting and spanning columns
      5m 7s
    5. Using the Eyedropper tool to copy/paste formatting
      5m 19s
  7. 40m 27s
    1. Checking spelling
      4m 51s
    2. Using the language dictionaries
      3m 23s
    3. Using the thesaurus
      1m 46s
    4. Using Find/Change
      10m 34s
    5. Working with the Autocorrect feature
      2m 59s
    6. Building text macros
      4m 55s
    7. Using inline notes
      6m 22s
    8. Working with built-in scripts
      5m 37s
  8. 25m 36s
    1. Adding footnotes
      2m 22s
    2. Using conditional text
      6m 16s
    3. Creating hyperlinks
      3m 33s
    4. Inserting cross-references
      7m 29s
    5. Working with tables
      5m 56s
  9. 14m 25s
    1. Setting up and using Track Changes
      6m 4s
    2. Customizing the markup
      4m 7s
    3. Accepting and rejecting changes
      4m 14s
  10. 27m 30s
    1. Using the Position tool
      5m 14s
    2. Using the Object menu
      5m 58s
    3. Importing and replacing images
      6m 36s
    4. Inserting images into the story
      5m 22s
    5. Using Mini Bridge and Bridge
      4m 20s
  11. 25m 45s
    1. Creating new InCopy documents
      6m 54s
    2. Creating InCopy templates
      6m 10s
    3. Opening linked InCopy stories directly
      3m 20s
    4. Opening Word files in InCopy
      2m 59s
    5. Placing Buzzword files in InCopy
      6m 22s
  12. 23m 37s
    1. Exporting stories to Word, RTF, and Buzzword
      5m 2s
    2. Exporting layouts to PDF
      4m 36s
    3. Exporting galleys and stories to PDF
      7m 11s
    4. Printing from InCopy
      6m 48s
  13. 48m 17s
    1. Exporting stories from the layout
      10m 2s
    2. Working with the Assignments panel in InDesign
      7m 8s
    3. Editing and updating files
      7m 37s
    4. Using inline notes
      7m 39s
    5. Workflow features in the Links panel
      6m 0s
    6. Placing new InCopy files
      4m 15s
    7. Closing out of a project
      5m 36s
  14. 23m 29s
    1. Layout workflow overview
      8m 11s
    2. Updating stories and designs
      11m 38s
    3. Tips for successful layout workflows
      3m 40s
  15. 27m 16s
    1. Creating assignments in InDesign
      12m 19s
    2. Working with assignments in InCopy
      5m 22s
    3. Keeping layout files local
      2m 42s
    4. Solving common assignment issues
      6m 53s
  16. 19m 0s
    1. Creating assignment packages in InDesign
      4m 42s
    2. Working with assignment packages in InCopy
      5m 20s
    3. Keeping packages up to date
      2m 33s
    4. Using DropBox with an InCopy workflow
      6m 25s
  17. 4m 27s
    1. Community help and resources
      4m 11s
    2. Goodbye
      16s

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