Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Scoping out the index, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
No matter how you go about it, creating an index is no trivial task, and for…something like a reference manual, the index is the most important part of the book.…An index is harder to build than something like a table of contents because an…index isn't just a list of words on the page; it's concepts and ideas too.…For these reasons and more, the help of a professional indexer is often needed to…make a top-notch index. But while they can't do all the work for you, InDesign's…tools can certainly help.…Let's start our look at indexing by considering the various types of index…entries we'll need to create, and then we'll see how to create them with our index tools.…
So here I have a sample of the kind of index I need to build, and I can see the…various kinds of entries. And right off the bat, I have a challenge with Alice…in Wonderland here.…I need to maintain the italics in the book title, and I have a few more…examples like that over here with the English Encyclopedia and The New Yorker,…and that's a challenge because character-level formatting doesn't come through in InDesign index.…
- 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: 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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