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069 Ten uses of the Story Editor


InDesign Secrets

with David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: 069 Ten uses of the Story Editor

If you read the InDesign Secrets blog or listen to our podcast, you probably know that David and I frequently refer to the Story Editor in InDesign, but I thought I'd do one video just dedicated to all the different ways that you might want to use the Story Editor. Let me give you a quick review of what the Story Editor is all about. It is another view of a particular story. So if you click inside of a story, the contents of a text frame, and you go to Edit > Edit in Story Editor, you'll see the contents of that text frame in another window, and any changes that you make here--if you say Each seminar--automatically gets updated in the layout.
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  1. 15m 42s
    1. 206 Creating an "intertwined" effect NEW
      4m 57s
  2. 51s
    1. Welcome to InDesign Secrets
  3. 28m 53s
    1. 202 Formatting drop words in a text document
      10m 39s
    2. 203 Sharing custom workspaces
      4m 22s
    3. 204 Creating a "fold back" effect
      8m 14s
    4. 205 Managing scripts
      5m 38s
  4. 21m 20s
    1. 197 Permanently disabling hyphenation
      4m 25s
    2. 198 Adding prefixes to page numbers
      4m 19s
    3. 199 Taming baseline grid previews
      3m 53s
    4. 200 Using Work and Turn to create two-sided documents
      3m 6s
    5. 201 Making better Bridge previews
      5m 37s
  5. 18m 10s
    1. 193 Printing tracked changes
      5m 41s
    2. 194 Using Ink Manager before sending your project to the printer
      3m 2s
    3. 195 Fast layout with column spans in styles
      3m 34s
    4. 196 Working with dynamic layouts
      5m 53s
  6. 19m 0s
    1. 189 Placing InDesign files
      5m 14s
    2. 190 Make an image sandwich: Putting an image in front and in back of text for a magazine cover
      2m 36s
    3. 191 Deciding between reflowable and fixed-layout EPUB
      7m 14s
    4. 192 Test font choices quickly in CC
      3m 56s
  7. 26m 39s
    1. 184 Put a box around or behind a paragraph
      3m 53s
    2. 185 Fixing three common Word formatting glitches
      5m 27s
    3. 186 Making long shadows
      5m 41s
    4. 187 Three ways to prevent a word from hyphenating
      4m 28s
    5. 188 How to type the last page number in a book
      7m 10s
  8. 12m 17s
    1. 180 One-sided custom strokes for image borders
      2m 45s
    2. 181 The fastest way to find missing links
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    3. 182 Start a document on a left-hand page
      2m 41s
    4. 183 Borrowing preset art paths from Illustrator and Photoshop for fresh frame looks in InDesign
      3m 58s
  9. 15m 21s
    1. 176 Quickly empty out an InDesign document of text and images
      3m 41s
    2. 177 Add a font from Typekit in CC
      4m 35s
    3. 178 How to hide the content grabber donut
      1m 51s
    4. 179 File naming for healthy EPUBs
      5m 14s
  10. 15m 35s
    1. 172 Making a character style change only the tint of your text
      2m 27s
    2. 173 Editing table set up from the keyboard
      4m 40s
    3. 174 How to sort text in InDesign
      2m 34s
    4. 175 Making captions easy (ignore text wrap object style library item live caption)
      5m 54s
  11. 12m 59s
    1. 169 All about All Caps (change case open type option)
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    2. 170 Batch convert InDesign files to IDML and other formats
      2m 35s
    3. 171 Fun with placeholder text
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  12. 11m 52s
    1. 166 Creating blank entry spaces on forms
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    2. 167 Creative uses of the Slug area
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    3. 168 Change the UI languaging in InDesign CS6 and CC
      3m 14s
  13. 21m 11s
    1. 161 Keeping page numbers on top of master items
      3m 55s
    2. 162 Adding automatic currency symbols in a table cell or before text
      3m 50s
    3. 163 Make a pop-up footnote for your ebook
      3m 48s
    4. 164 Deleting tabs at the beginning of paragraphs and applying a paragraph style
      3m 10s
    5. 165 Five InDesign Presentation tips
      6m 28s
  14. 19m 54s
    1. 157 Sharing swatches (PS/IL/ID and ID to ID)
      3m 36s
    2. 158 Convert rounded corners to editable paths
      3m 15s
    3. 159 Convert local formatting to character styles
      5m 14s
    4. 160 Sort an index by page number
      7m 49s
  15. 16m 58s
    1. 153 When InDesign ignores your leading values
      4m 5s
    2. 154 Extracting images from a Word document
      3m 42s
    3. 155 Uncommon uses for Quick Apply
      6m 2s
    4. 156 Uncovering InDesign's magic font folders
      3m 9s
  16. 28m 47s
    1. 148 Cropping with paste into
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    2. 149 Using vertical justification to spread out text in a frame automatically
      5m 16s
    3. 150 Rotate text inside a frame, or the frame around the text
      2m 30s
    4. 151 Looking at snippets vs. libraries
      6m 49s
    5. 152 Import a folder full of pictures, one per page
      8m 54s
  17. 19m 0s
    1. 144 Lay out a front back and spine for a book jacket
      6m 12s
    2. 145 Ghosting area of image behind text
      2m 53s
    3. 146 Make a transparency mask in InDesign
      3m 45s
    4. 147 Using preflight to find common document errors
      6m 10s
  18. 22m 35s
    1. 139 Faking bold and italic when the font family doesn’t have one
      5m 2s
    2. 140 Keeping the same scale size when updating or relinking to images
      3m 9s
    3. 141 Inserting glyphs
      6m 42s
    4. 142 Building richer, bolder color gradients
      3m 7s
    5. 143 Finding the right font with InDesign’s font menus
      4m 35s
  19. 21m 28s
    1. 135 Fitting text to a specific size
      4m 45s
    2. 136 Quick tips for making a small PDF file size
      6m 9s
    3. 137 Sharing presets, workspaces, and custom shortcuts sets
      5m 17s
    4. 138 Making a multi-level numbered list
      5m 17s
  20. 17m 21s
    1. 131 Changing the shape of polygons and starburst as you draw or afterward
      4m 17s
    2. 132 Contextual text and images that you only want sometimes visible
      4m 55s
    3. 133 Creating nav points in a movie
      4m 31s
    4. 134 Adding effects to your rule above and rule below
      3m 38s
  21. 22m 44s
    1. 127 Making automatic jump lines
      6m 52s
    2. 128 Turning off allow pages to shuffle in order to separate facing pages
      3m 40s
    3. 129 Dealing with parentheses around text size
      4m 19s
    4. 130 Make a fill in the blank label for contracts and forms
      7m 53s
  22. 23m 24s
    1. 122 Allow text frame to resize with text
      2m 43s
    2. 123 Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles
      5m 48s
    3. 124 Make two automatically threaded text flows
      3m 36s
    4. 125 Saving for Web in InDesign
      6m 7s
    5. 126 Numbering rows in a table
      5m 10s
  23. 13m 49s
    1. 119 Making alternative body text styles for fast typesetting
      5m 3s
    2. 120 Making InDesign patterns with the free PatternMaker
      3m 45s
    3. 121 Creating pull quotes the easy way
      5m 1s
  24. 13m 56s
    1. 116 Selecting text with the InDesign keyboard dance
      2m 0s
    2. 117 Including a total page count in your page numbers
      6m 19s
    3. 118 Making a custom arrowhead
      5m 37s
  25. 21m 53s
    1. 111 Packaging images on the pasteboard
      3m 32s
    2. 112 Automatically updating figure references for books
      6m 9s
    3. 113 Adding Tool Tips to your form fields in InDesign
      3m 21s
    4. 114 Setting poetry, flush left, center on longest line
      3m 54s
    5. 115 Use bookmarks to navigate long documents in production
      4m 57s
  26. 18m 25s
    1. 107 Using the same keyboard shortcut for two different commands with the Context feature
      5m 22s
    2. 108 Making a text highlighter
      3m 33s
    3. 109 Updating an interactive PDF without losing work done in Acrobat
      5m 30s
    4. 110 Adding custom text at the beginning of each line automatically
      4m 0s
  27. 25m 3s
    1. 103 Converting text to outlines the right way
      4m 30s
    2. 104 Turning InDesign into a speed demon
      8m 31s
    3. 105 Working with MiniBridge
      5m 45s
    4. 106 Customize your QR codes
      6m 17s
  28. 16m 34s
    1. 099 Aligning Objects tips and tricks
      5m 10s
    2. 100 Applying corner options to any shape
      2m 17s
    3. 101 Converting footnotes to endnotes with a free script
      4m 49s
    4. 102 Making tab leaders pretty
      4m 18s
  29. 24m 41s
    1. 095 Managing changing pages with primary text frames
      5m 23s
    2. 096 Secrets of the Info panel
      7m 31s
    3. 097 Surprising ways to do a word count
      5m 29s
    4. 098 Placing an object where you want it with an object style
      6m 18s
  30. 30m 33s
    1. 089 Three great Object Styles for any designer
      8m 1s
    2. 090 Choosing alpha channel image transparency
      2m 25s
    3. 091 Adding and reading metadata for InDesign files
      3m 25s
    4. 092 Adding ALT tags to your images
      6m 59s
    5. 093 How to Place & Link a text frame's text but not its formatting
      7m 4s
    6. 094 Setting the baseline position of a caption
      2m 39s
  31. 17m 58s
    1. 085 Using Illustrator to create InDesign gradient swatches
      4m 49s
    2. 086 Building a simple grep style to change character size
      3m 45s
    3. 087 Exporting a grayscale PDF
      3m 16s
    4. 088 Three ways to cheat text outside of its frame
      6m 8s
  32. 28m 38s
    1. 081 Creating a custom cross-reference format
      13m 53s
    2. 082 Putting different-sized pages on a single spread
      3m 7s
    3. 083 Formatting prices with nested and grep styles
      6m 21s
    4. 084 Checking out the Gridify tricks
      5m 17s
  33. 19m 17s
    1. 077 The secrets of formatting objects with Find/Change
      6m 36s
    2. 078 Using ruler guides: 10 great tricks
      5m 3s
    3. 079 Converting a clipping path to a frame
      4m 24s
    4. 080 Adding a drop shadow to a single word inside a frame
      3m 14s
  34. 31m 18s
    1. 073 Working with sets in the content conveyor tool
      10m 40s
    2. 074 Running text along the top and the bottom of a circle
      3m 51s
    3. 075 Creating a list using the Table of Contents feature
      3m 25s
    4. 076 Quickly threading frames together and unthreading frames
      13m 22s
  35. 29m 32s
    1. 069 Ten uses of the Story Editor
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    2. 070 Moving an object: Ten ways!
      7m 18s
    3. 071 Understanding optical margin alignment (and the quote trick)
      4m 23s
    4. 072 Changing the shape of any frame with the pen tool
      6m 12s
  36. 17m 53s
    1. 065 Customizing the story editor preferences
      6m 10s
    2. 066 Setting the size of text exactly with this free script
      3m 28s
    3. 067 Using Gravity to simulate perspective
      3m 15s
    4. 068 Fixing the overflowing text frame problem in EPUBs
      5m 0s
  37. 23m 54s
    1. 061 Embedding images
      7m 44s
    2. 062 Adjusting leading inside a paragraph
      4m 47s
    3. 063 Placing one InDesign file inside another
      3m 58s
    4. 064 Creating bookmarks for PDFs
      7m 25s
  38. 29m 16s
    1. 057 Text wrapping
      6m 54s
    2. 058 Inserting pages: Understanding the Pages panel
      4m 20s
    3. 059 Copying paths between Illustrator and InDesign
      5m 14s
    4. 060 Automating Find/Change with the Find/ChangeByList script
      12m 48s
  39. 35m 12s
    1. 051 Five things that should be in every new file
      5m 19s
    2. 052 Forcing EPUB page breaks with invisible objects
      6m 21s
    3. 053 Understanding component information
      6m 39s
    4. 054 Creating running heads using section markers
      4m 16s
    5. 055 Making a font with InDesign using the IndyFont script
      5m 20s
    6. 056 Finding where that color is used
      7m 17s
  40. 23m 41s
    1. 047 Specifying an exact amount of space between objects
      5m 17s
    2. 048 Fixing last lines that are too short
      8m 16s
    3. 049 Creating web graphics from your InDesign artwork
      7m 20s
    4. 050 Using “No Language” to suppress unwanted hyphenation, spell-checking, and smart quotes
      2m 48s
  41. 21m 30s
    1. 043 Formatting fractions correctly
      8m 11s
    2. 044 Fixing unwanted hyperlinks in an imported Word file
      5m 57s
    3. 045 Inline graphic tricks with invisible paragraphs
      4m 21s
    4. 046 Ensuring the first line of every chapter starts in the same spot
      3m 1s
  42. 29m 36s
    1. 037 Updating a linked table without losing formatting
      5m 18s
    2. 038 Creating electronic sticky notes
      4m 49s
    3. 039 Moving master page items to the top layer for visibility
      2m 48s
    4. 040 Five guide tricks that will impress your coworkers
      6m 18s
    5. 041 Letting InDesign add the diacritics
      4m 21s
    6. 042 Using single-cell table cells for custom paragraph formatting
      6m 2s
  43. 28m 19s
    1. 033 Importing a custom dictionary
      7m 8s
    2. 034 Changing document orientation and page size
      6m 45s
    3. 035 Numbering instead of using auto page numbers
      6m 23s
    4. 036 Setting story order with the Articles panel
      8m 3s
  44. 37m 59s
    1. 027 Creating running heads using variables
      5m 1s
    2. 028 Live Caption tips and tricks
      8m 3s
    3. 029 Making professional drop caps
      10m 37s
    4. 030 Making two-state buttons in interactive documents
      5m 5s
    5. 031 Moving pages from one document to another
      3m 15s
    6. 032 Wrapping bulleted text around a curve
      5m 58s
  45. 23m 50s
    1. 023 Using layer comps in Photoshop files to show alternates in InDesign
      4m 19s
    2. 024 Adding custom HTML tags to EPUB/HTML exports
      5m 32s
    3. 025 Tracking down type issues with the composition highlighter
      8m 13s
    4. 026 Managing your InDesign panels
      5m 46s
  46. 21m 34s
    1. 019 Using multiple windows for comparisons
      3m 35s
    2. 020 Putting images on a stroke
      5m 23s
    3. 021 Making your own motion path
      5m 43s
    4. 022 Copying objects between Illustrator and InDesign
      6m 53s
  47. 23m 8s
    1. 015 Aligning numbered lists by decimal points
      3m 9s
    2. 016 Running a script
      9m 33s
    3. 017 When text disappears from a text frame
      6m 18s
    4. 018 Preview and Presentation modes (changing color etc.)
      4m 8s
  48. 25m 19s
    1. 011 InDesign's Easter eggs
      5m 0s
    2. 012 Three cool GREP styles everyone can use
      7m 35s
    3. 013 A field guide to special characters
      8m 2s
    4. 014 Trashing the application preferences to solve weird behaviors
      4m 42s
  49. 26m 6s
    1. 007 Selecting through and into objects using cmd-click and Select Above/Below
      5m 46s
    2. 008 Some great tips and tricks for the Swatches panel
      9m 40s
    3. 009 Saving down for backward compatibility with INX and IDML
      5m 54s
    4. 010 Using the INX and IDML formats to fix problems
      4m 46s
  50. 23m 26s
    1. 003 The indispensible Quick Apply feature
      5m 29s
    2. 004 Customizing the Links panel
      6m 53s
    3. 005 Magically building graphs with the Chartwell font
      7m 43s
    4. 006 Using the Eyedropper tool to pick up character or paragraph attributes
      3m 21s
  51. 9m 6s
    1. 001 The hidden "auto-expand text" feature
      5m 51s
    2. 002 Letting InDesign do the math for you
      3m 15s

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069 Ten uses of the Story Editor

If you read the InDesign Secrets blog or listen to our podcast, you probably know that David and I frequently refer to the Story Editor in InDesign, but I thought I'd do one video just dedicated to all the different ways that you might want to use the Story Editor. Let me give you a quick review of what the Story Editor is all about. It is another view of a particular story. So if you click inside of a story, the contents of a text frame, and you go to Edit > Edit in Story Editor, you'll see the contents of that text frame in another window, and any changes that you make here--if you say Each seminar--automatically gets updated in the layout.

So it's just another way to edit stories, a way that is often simpler than editing in the layout because you do not see the same formatting. You get to choose the type face and the size and the background for this editing window, and you do that in Preferences. So if mine looks a little different than yours, it's because I've already tweaked it a couple of times. Let me show you ten things that are very cool about the Story Editor that really don't have anything to do with editing a story. Let's start with number one, here we have some color type. I'm going to zoom in a little bit with Command+Plus or Ctrl+Plus.

Has this ever happened to you, you have some type and you want to change the color? So you do that with Swatches, right? And let's say, ah, I don't like this blue, so I'm going to select all this and I'll change the color to tangerine. Does it look tangerine to you? No, it looks blue, right? So you have to click off and look, oh no, let's do light. I'll select all, let me try the lavender. Is that lavender to you? No, it's green, of course, because when you select text, the color of the selection is the complement. So I'm going to click off, and here is one use for the Story Editor.

I'm just going to be pressing the keyboard shortcut for the Story Editor from now on, which is Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, and it's actually a toggle. It jumps you between the Story Editor window for the active story and then back to the layout, nice and easy to remember, one keyboard shortcut. So I'll press Command+Y, and now up here I'll select all this text and I'll change the color to--let's try this pale yellow, give it a second, and it updates right here in the layout in the actual yellow color. Let's try the lavender again. That looks good! So you see that even though you're working in the Story Editor, you can still--as long as you select the text in the Story Editor--format it, color it, do whatever it is that you need to do.

Anything that you do in the Story Editor immediately affects the layout, because you're essentially editing the same content, just in a different view. If the selection is messing up my preview, I jump over to the Story Editor with a quick Command+Y or Ctrl+Y and do my editing there. To close this, I can press the Escape key or Command+W or Ctrl+W, or like I said before, just press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, which pops the layout back to the front. Number two: we have a caption that somebody decided would look better if it was rotated, little hard to edit, especially if it's small type like this.

Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, edit it right here, Students in the Digital Design, immediately updates right here. It looks a little rough until you actually press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y again and then you go to Preview. How about applying tags? I'm going to open up the Window Menu and go to Utilities > Tags. So here we have some XML Tags, and our IT people, or our workflow people, our publication manager, wants us to start doing things like if it's a prerequisite we should select the prerequisite and say that is prerequisite.

Now, in the layout you see these tiny little brackets. In fact, I've actually applied a whole bunch of these to this class right here, classname, description, and so on. Really easy to accidentally delete one of these brackets and then mess up the tagging. Instead, if you're doing any kind of work with XML tagging, do it in the Story Editor. Notice also that wherever your cursor is, that's where your cursor will be in the Story Editor. So a little tip, I usually make a selection of text in the layout first so that when I press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, that same text is selected, see up here? Now you see the opening and closing tags for the XML.

It's really difficult to accidentally delete these guys. So if I want to select all this without accidentally selecting the tags, it's very easy to do. Right here, this is the time, so I click time and it adds the tags. So if you're ever working with XML tags, do so in the Story Editor, it's a lot easier. How about footnotes? When you add a footnote, 3D is in Fall, so this is the footnote reference up here, and here's the footnote down here. If you're working in the Story Editor, the footnote is right here in line.

So if I want to add a footnote like say right here, I'll just go to Type > Insert Footnote, and it appears right next to that, Despite that--Or maybe, because of the--I don't know what I'm writing here, but it's another footnote and it appears right in line, and you can click the left and right edge to collapse or expand it. If you're doing a lot of footnote work in InDesign, check it out in the Story Editor, it's a lot easier to work with. The footnote frame appears right next to the reference, and in fact, the frame hands the reference number in it. You see that little 1 and a little 2? Now, you might be looking at another frame right here, and this is called a note.

And let me get a little text insertion bar. If you go up to the Type Menu and you choose Notes > New Note, then you can type a non-printing comment to the story. Why is this better in Story Editor? Because, see if you can find these notes in the layout here. Let me just make a little selection. I always make a selection before I switch views. I'll press the keyboard shortcut Command+Y to jump back to the layout. Look at these new icons, they're very small, and if I were looking at it in Fit Spread in Window, Command+Option+0 or Ctrl+Alt+0, they can be almost impossible to find.

But all I need to do is click anywhere in the story, press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, and there is my notes, really easy to see right in line, just like the footnote. Here's another interesting thing, what is this? This is a hyperlink, a hyperlink from Microsoft Operating System. Let's select this, go to the layout, there it is selected. I'll press Command+Plus or Ctrl+Plus, Microsoft Operating System, and it is leading to If you're looking to see where the hyperlinks are in a document, you can easily open up the Story Editor and look for these little link icons surrounding text that's hyperlinked. So useful! Go back to the layout, how about this feature that was added in CS5 called Track Changes? That's the way, just like in Microsoft Word, when you want to see who has made which change to a document.

Let's zoom in on this little story here. In InDesign, you go to Type, go down to Track Changes, and you Enable Track Changes in this Current Story or in All Stories. We'll say Current Story. I've turned it on for this story, and I'll delete the word other and change it to more. Where are the Track Changes? Open it up in Story Editor, there is your Track Changes. You can only see track change markup in the Story Editor. Another interesting use that I have found for the Story Editor is when I'm working with inline or anchored objects. I have one on this spread here.

Let's zoom in a bit. Do you see this frame? Let me switch to Preview Mode, and then you see this is how it works. And if I edit this text, it floats with the text flow. So that's a very simple, basic thing in InDesign is an anchored frame. But what if I want to move it somewhere else? Of course, I could try and figure out how to do that with my Type cursor and try and get just the anchored frame and so on, or Story Editor to the rescue. I jump over to the Story Editor, there is my cursor, I have some Track Changes in the story looks like, and this little anchor icon means that there is an anchored object here.

Now, you can't tell what the anchor is. You have to go back to the layout. Let me select some text and jump back to the layout to look. But what I like about this that sometimes I'm working with stories that have lots of little anchor dingbats and things like that and it's just a lot easier for me to move them around or to make a selection immediately before or after them right here in the Story Editor. So if I wanted this pull quote to be elsewhere, I could just triple-click here and then drag and drop it to another location. Let's move it down a paragraph, there we go.

I have Track Changes turned on, which is why you see this appearing as a track change. So remove from here and add it here. Let's jump back to the layout, and you'll see there it is, it's been moved over. By the way, if you want to edit the contents of an anchored text frame or an inline text frame in the Story Editor, you need to select inside there first and then press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, and then you'll be able to edit those contents. Let's zoom out and go back to Normal Mode, and come over here, and do you see what's happening here? We have some overset text. How do you see that text? Do you have to create a new page? Do you have to put this on the pasteboard? Of course not, you have the Story Editor.

Click near the overset, press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, and all the text that has a red line next to it is overset. So this is completely editable. I might decide to completely eliminate this, or maybe I'll say I can make this really short and this really short and get it to fit. Let's turn off the Track Changes. First, I'll Accept All my Changes and then turn off Track Changes, like that. So you're trying to get this to fit.

You can do all of your copy fitting right inside the Story Editor. What's great about this is that you don't have to mess up the layout at all, you don't have to widen any text frames or create a fake additional page in which to thread the overset text onto, you can do it right here. So if I deleted this, there you go, it fits beautifully! And that was number nine, and number ten is related to overset, but it has to do with tables that are overset. Look at this table, it's a beautiful table, but there's too much text to fit in the cell.

Let me select the row. Because this row has been set to an exact size, it's not going to automatically grow if we add too much text, and so we end up with overset text. How are you supposed to access this? Of course, now you know, the Story Editor. Select some text in the table, press Command+Y or Ctrl+Y, and there it is. The interface for showing a table in the Story Editor takes a little getting used to, I do admit, but once you do get used to it, you notice that every row is labeled, and if you have multiple columns in a row, you see them one right after the other.

So a row that doesn't have multiple columns means that somebody merged all the cells. So if we scroll up a bit, here is the overset text, Principles of Good Interface Design, that's overset in that cell. So I'm going to delete this and see if we can get something to fit. That's perfect! There we go, the red line is gone, we close this us, the red dot is gone, everything perfectly fits inside the table cell. So there you have it, ten great reasons to use the Story Editor in InDesign.

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