Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using InDesign book files, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
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.…
I want the front matter to appear before Chapter 1.…
- 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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