Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Learning InCopy.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop, as I've done here. If I open up this folder, I've organized all of the exercise files by chapter. And within each chapter, you'll have the individual lesson that you can follow along, using those files. Now, what I've also done here, is for the InDesign files, I've also saved an IDML version of that file in the event that you're not using the latest version of InDesign.
This entire course was recorded using InDesign and InCopy CC 2017. So, if you're not running the latest version, you're going to want to open up the IDML file, and that way you can open it in previous versions of InDesign as well. The InCopy files are already ICML files, so you're not going to have to change the format, as they're already an ICML markup language file. Now, in addition, there's several videos that utilize an InDesign file that contains fonts.
Those fonts that we use throughout this course are Typekit fonts, and therefore, if you have a Creative Cloud subscription, you're going to have access to those fonts. So, what you'll run into is that if you open up one of these layouts, it'll tell you what fonts are missing, but it's going to give you the ability to sync those fonts. So, you simply want to make sure that Typekit is enabled on your system, and then you can sync those fonts. If, for some reason, you don't have access to Typekit, you can always do a Find Fonts routine and replace each one of these fonts with a font that you have on your system.
Finally, a lot of these InDesign layouts also utilize some graphics. Those graphics are linked to a common Links folder that exists outside of each individual chapter. This alleviates the duplication of those graphics and minimizes the size of these exercise files. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay. I encourage you to still follow along as we go through the course. Now, let's get started.
- Customizing the Galley and Story views
- Navigating a document
- Saving a workspace
- Creating a story in Adobe InDesign
- Creating a story in Adobe InCopy
- Formatting text and using styles
- Transitioning content from Microsoft Word into InCopy
- Moving content from InDesign to InCopy
- Creating and editing tables
- Using Track Changes
- Creating text macros
- Working with graphics in InCopy
- Exporting to PDF