Using InDesign book files


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Using InDesign book files

A key feature for long-document workflow is the ability to save InDesign book files. These files allow you to organize groups of documents for three main purposes: automatic page numbering, the synchronization of styles and swatches, and output-related tasks like packaging, preflighting, printing, and export to PDF and EPUB. Let's see how it's done. To create a book file, you just go to File > New > Book. Give it a name. I'll call this the Complete Book of Cheese. And save it.

Now when you first create a book file, it's empty. It has no InDesign documents in it until you add them. And you can only add InDesign documents to books, not InDesign templates, InCopy documents, snippets, and so on. To add files to the book, click the plus icon at the bottom of the panel. Then navigate to the files you want to add. I'll Shift+Click to select all of these and click Open, and they are all added to the book. Now they are not exactly in the order that I want.

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Using InDesign book files
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Using InDesign book files 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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