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InDesign CS3 Long Documents

with Nigel French

Video: Welcome and how to use the exercise files

Focuses on workflow automation and how to complement these workflows with other applications.
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  1. 1m 20s
    1. Welcome and how to use the exercise files
      1m 20s
  2. 7m 25s
    1. Long document overview
      2m 10s
    2. Scripts and resources
      5m 15s
  3. 47m 27s
    1. Working with templates
      14m 48s
    2. Preparing text
      9m 3s
    3. Managing files with Bridge
      8m 51s
    4. Using keywords and metadata with Bridge
      5m 30s
    5. Integrating Bridge and InDesign
      9m 15s
  4. 27m 13s
    1. Setting up master pages
      6m 14s
    2. Working with text variables
      8m 37s
    3. Adding line numbers
      6m 14s
    4. Working with section markers
      6m 8s
  5. 22m 10s
    1. Book feature overview
      1m 33s
    2. Creating books
      3m 28s
    3. Numbering across booked documents
      5m 55s
    4. More numbering tricks
      3m 51s
    5. Synchronizing across a book
      3m 36s
    6. Adding a table of contents
      3m 47s
  6. 1h 4m
    1. Planning and managing styles
      3m 17s
    2. Creating a style based on another
      5m 4s
    3. Printing style sheets
      4m 9s
    4. Using object styles
      8m 23s
    5. Working with inline images
      8m 13s
    6. Nested and sequential styles
      8m 17s
    7. Table and cell styles
      9m 18s
    8. Libraries and snippets
      10m 54s
    9. Using swatches
      6m 59s
  7. 18m 37s
    1. Preferences and usage
      6m 13s
    2. Working with the Info palette
      1m 28s
    3. Using the depth ruler
      2m 41s
    4. Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
      1m 42s
    5. Auto correction
      1m 49s
    6. Using notes
      4m 44s
  8. 13m 21s
    1. Working with footnotes
      4m 2s
    2. Importing footnotes from Word
      3m 17s
    3. Converting footnotes to endnotes
      2m 6s
    4. Working with endnotes
      3m 56s
  9. 26m 52s
    1. Indexing terms
      1m 8s
    2. Adding index entries
      10m 3s
    3. Generating an index
      7m 36s
    4. Using a concordance list
      3m 50s
    5. Using Word to create index entries
      4m 15s
  10. 37m 16s
    1. GREP overview
      10m 32s
    2. Finding text between...
      9m 12s
    3. Using GREP to find text in all caps
      8m 8s
    4. Using GREP to fix last lines
      5m 42s
    5. Fixing the end of a story
      3m 42s
  11. 21m 8s
    1. Generating a table of contents
      7m 15s
    2. Styling a table of contents
      7m 57s
    3. Generating a table of figures
      5m 56s
  12. 35m 39s
    1. Layout automation overview
      3m 4s
    2. Applying XML tags
      6m 14s
    3. Exporting XML
      4m 6s
    4. Importing data
      6m 22s
    5. Using Data Merge
      5m 59s
    6. Using FileMaker with InDesign
      5m 41s
    7. Using FileMaker with Automator
      4m 13s
  13. 33m 57s
    1. Exporting stories
      5m 24s
    2. Saving for use with CS2
      2m 47s
    3. Creating interactive PDFs
      14m 49s
    4. XHTML and Dreamweaver
      10m 57s
  14. 15s
    1. Goodbye

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InDesign CS3 Long Documents
Video Duration: 0s 5h 57m Intermediate


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InDesign's functionality allows for handling multi-page documents, but even advanced users may not have mastered all the time-saving features available to streamline their processes. InDesign CS3 Long Documents focuses on workflow automation and how to complement these workflows with other applications. Instructor Nigel French also demonstrates scripts and plug-ins that can enhance InDesign's capabilities. Familiarity with InDesign CS3 is recommended. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Setting up templates and master pages
  • Working with Bridge
  • Creating books
  • Planning and managing styles
  • Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
  • Managing footnotes and endnotes
  • Searching with GREP
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Automating layouts
  • Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents

Welcome and how to use the exercise files

Welcome to InDesign Long Documents. My name is Nigel French, your instructor for these movies. This is not a beginning title, so you need to be pretty much up to scratch working with InDesign. If you're not, I recommend that you check out the existing titles on the library. and in fact I recommend that you check them out anyway. They are all very good. Now regardless of the length of your document, I hope that you are going to find some really useful techniques for speeding up your workflow in these movies.

If you are a premium member of the Online Training Library or if you are watching this tutorial on a disk then you have access to the exercise files used throughout. Let me just explain a little bit about where they are. They are in folder called Exercise Files, Here they are and this is how they are arranged and you will see also that I have on my Desktop this folder, Scripts Panel alias. And I'll be referring to that and explaining what that is all about in the upcoming overview movie.

If you're a monthly or annual subscriber to, then you will not have access to these exercise files, but nevertheless, you can follow along and use your own files and just substitute those on an as needed basis.

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