Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Preserving formatting in an index, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
Here's a common problem when it comes to indexing.…You have certain entries that need character-level formatting like italics.…Things like book titles, newspapers, magazines, animal and plant species, and so…on are all typically italicized.…They are in my body text, and I'd like them italicized also in my index entries.…For example, I have the title Alice in Wonderland here, and that should be italicized.…The problem is, when I include these terms in an InDesign index, the italics gets lost.…I can apply paragraph styles to each level of index, but no character-level…formatting is retained from the original text.…
So do you just have to accept that or manually fix it?…Well, sure, you could do either of those things, but there is another option…that combines a little bit of old-fashioned text tagging with a little bit of…GREP Find/Change to get that character formatting into your index.…What I need to do is to go to my Index panel and look at the Alice in Wonderland…reference and double-click on the page number.…
- 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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