New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Up and Running with InCopy CS5
Illustration by John Hersey

The interface


From:

Up and Running with InCopy CS5

with Chad Chelius

Video: The interface

Before you start using InCopy, you should become familiar with the interface, as it may be a bit different than other applications that you've used. Let's take a tour of InCopy to get a little more familiar with the environment in which you'll be working. I'm going to launch InCopy on my computer. So, I'm on Mac, so I launched InCopy from My Doc. But if you're on Windows, you can launch InCopy from the Start menu, or your Program Files folder. So when the AdobeID dialog box appears, just click next to get to the InCopy interface.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Up and Running with InCopy CS5
3h 8m Beginner Jul 28, 2011

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Many Adobe InDesign users create articles in programs like Microsoft Word, then place their content into an InDesign layout, which only the designer has access to. InCopy provides a two-way street where editors and writers can edit content in InDesign while a designer simultaneously works on the design portion of the project, and the text formatting is retained in both programs. In this course, learn how to write content using InCopy, style text appropriately so that it transfers to the InDesign layout, and make content available to writers and editors from within InDesign. Author Chad Chelius also ensures you get a handle working with tables, Track Changes, graphics, and templates in InCopy.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the role of InCopy
  • The InCopy interface and workspaces
  • Working with InCopy documents
  • Creating InCopy stories
  • Workflows between InCopy and InDesign
  • Using Track Changes and notes
  • Working faster with built-in tools
  • Printing and exporting
Subjects:
Design video2brain
Software:
InCopy
Author:
Chad Chelius

The interface

Before you start using InCopy, you should become familiar with the interface, as it may be a bit different than other applications that you've used. Let's take a tour of InCopy to get a little more familiar with the environment in which you'll be working. I'm going to launch InCopy on my computer. So, I'm on Mac, so I launched InCopy from My Doc. But if you're on Windows, you can launch InCopy from the Start menu, or your Program Files folder. So when the AdobeID dialog box appears, just click next to get to the InCopy interface.

Now, the InCopy interface is divided up into a couple of main areas. And first of all, at the very top of your screen you have what's called the Application Bar, and this is where you can find frequently used items that will help you to become more proficient in InCopy. For example, we can access the Adobe Bridge up here. We can also change our viewing options, we can change our screen mode, we can even arrange multiple documents if we choose. Here's our workspace, and then we can even perform a search up here as well.

Just below that is what's referred to as the Command Bar. Now, the Command Bar is where you'll find tools that you use on a regular basis such as New, Open and Save, as well as, Print, Search, Spell Check and other items as well. On the left-hand side here, you're going to notice that we have a tools panel. Now Adobe InCopy provides us with a total of six tools that we can use to get work done more quickly and more efficiently. Finally, down here at the bottom, we have a couple of areas that we're going to be using.

We have the Spell Check or Copy Fit Status and we also have way over here on the left-hand side the Galley Appearance. So you can see that the InCopy interface, although not too complex, will take a little bit of getting used to. One other thing I want to show you is that if you go to the Window menu, we have an option called Application Frame. And if I turn this option on, this will provide a grey background in my application that will hide other applications that I might have behind it. So what I usually do is come up here, and on the Mac I click the green button to expand this window, but on Windows I would click the Expand button, which would be found in the upper right corner.

Hopefully you have a better idea of where you'll find things in InCopy. It feels unfamiliar to you right now, but don't worry, it'll be like a second home to you in no time.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with InCopy CS5.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with InCopy CS5.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Notes cannot be added for locked videos.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.