Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using GREP styles, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
InDesign has several ways of applying automatic character formatting to text,…but none is more flexible or more powerful than GREP styles.…With GREP styles you can apply styling based on patterns of text, not just the…presence of individual characters like with nested styles.…It's like having InDesign performing a never-ending Find/Change within a…paragraph, and when it finds the pattern of text you are looking for it…applies the formatting.…If you're new to GREP, you're probably wondering where such a strange name came from.…GREP is an acronym where the R and the E stand for regular expressions, and these…are little bits of code that referred to patterns of text.…
InDesign can use these codes to perform Find/Changes on the text, and you can…also perform this kind of operation manually in the Find/Change dialog box.…But in paragraph styles you can set it up once and have it applied to all the…documents that use this style throughout your workflow.…I should also say that regular expressions and GREP are a very deep topic and…
- 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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