Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Synchronizing text, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
Some times you may need to maintain the same text content in multiple documents.…If it's a small piece of text you could use a cross-reference or a text…variable, but for something longer, like a whole story,…you might consider using an InCopy document placed in multiple InDesign layouts.…If on the other hand you need the same text to appear in multiple places in the same document,…you can use the Place and Link Story feature.…Let's take a look at both of those techniques.…I should say right off the bat that you do not need to have InCopy to place the…same text in multiple documents, but the ability to save content in an InCopy…document is what makes it work.…
So, say you wanted this About the Author text with its anchored photo to appear…in the end matter of each of his books.…First, select the text frame and go to the Edit menu and choose InCopy >…Export > Selection.…We'll give it a name Bob.icml and save it.…We're prompted to save the InDesign document and I'll click OK.…Now, I can see an icon in the top-left corner of the text frame telling me that…
- 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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