Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up preferences, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
Besides the things you actually put on the pages of your templates, a key…consideration is the preferences you include in it.…Because certain preferences will be attached to your template and affect every…document that's created from it.…So with the template open I will press Command + K or Ctrl + K on the PC to…bring up InDesign's Preferences.…And although it's not indicated anywhere in the Preferences dialog box, some…preferences are application wide and apply to all documents, while others are…document specific and travel with a document wherever it goes.…And if you are going to have a lot of documents to deal with, it's important to…setup the preferences right from the start.…
They aren't something you can synchronize with the book panel, and you don't want…to have to change say like superscript size or a baseline grid increment, for…dozens of documents,…if you realize down the line that these things need changing.…So let's look at which preferences are document specific.…In the Preferences dialog box, the first thing I notice is there a whole lot of preferences.…
- 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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