Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Preflighting documents, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
When you go to all the trouble to design and build a great long document, you…want all that work to show up in your printed output, and you definitely don't…want any errors at the printer, which can be very costly.…InDesign's Preflight functions can help you find and remove potential errors…before they become big problems.…So let's take a look.…With CS4, InDesign's Preflight functions got significantly upgraded with the…addition of a Preflight panel, where errors in your documents are flagged and you…can quickly navigate to them and fix them.…Even better, you can enable Live Preflight at the bottom of every document…window and have InDesign automatically check a document according to criteria that you set up,…so you can nip problems in the bud before they spread through documents and your workflow.…
The key to making Live Preflight actually useful is to use a customized…preflight profile that suits your needs.…The default profile only checks for a few simple things, like missing and modified…
- Using text variables
- Creating templates for InDesign, InCopy, and Word
- Employing nested styles
- Creating GREP styles
- Managing color with swatches
- Building page elements with libraries and snippets
- Performing GREP find/changes
- Using InCopy workflows
- Tracking changes
- Adding footnotes and indexes
- Using InDesign book files
- Versioning documents with conditional text or object styles
- Preflighting documents
- Archiving a project
- Finding and installing useful scripts and plug-ins for frequent challenges
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPadwith Anne-Marie Concepción5h 31m Intermediate
1. Document Construction
3. Using Styles
4. Building and Revising Layouts
6. Long-Doc Infrastructure
8. Working With InDesign Books
9. Customizing Long Documents
10. Outputting Long Documents
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