Learning GREP with InDesign decodes the language of GREP for InDesign users. It shows how this versatile tool can be used for describing text, which can speed up or automate everyday formatting tasks. InDesign expert and graphic designer Michael Murphy introduces the basic concepts of GREP, and shows how to build powerful expressions using metacharacters. Michael also explores many of the little-known features of GREP, explaining how GREP styles and Find/Change can be used to rearrange data and dynamically format text. Exercise files accompany this course.
Using metacharacters, the building blocks of GREP
Describing text that may not exist with zero operators
Applying multiple character styles to the same text with GREP styles
Eliminating orphaned words at the ends of paragraphs
Preserving and recalling subexpressions
Customizing a GREP-based text cleanup script for long documents