Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using GREP Find/Change, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
If only all the manuscripts we received to pour into InDesign were structured…and formatted perfectly. No random extra spaces or returns, no elements…missing or out of order.…Well, that's a nice dream, but in most cases it's fairly unlikely. Fortunately,…you can fix all those problems with an amazing Find/Change option with a funny name, GREP.…One of the things that GREP is great for is text cleanup.…Whenever you're confronted with a manuscript that has extra returns or spaces…or things like that,…you should immediately think about GREP.…In fact, you don't even need to figure out how to construct GREP expressions for…those common text cleanups, because they're already in InDesign.…
So here I have some manuscript, and it has a bunch of extra returns that I want…to get rid of. And I could certainly select each one of those manually and…delete them, but I'd rather do them all at once with a Find/Change.…So I'll press Command+F or Ctrl+F to bring up the Find dialog box.…I'll click on the GREP tab, and then from the Query menu, I'll select…
- 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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