Using GREP Find/Change


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Using GREP Find/Change

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 ...

Using GREP Find/Change
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Using GREP Find/Change provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the Creating Long Documents with InDesign

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Design
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InCopy InDesign
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