Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Quick Apply, part of InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012).
Despite the fact that it's been around for several versions of InDesign, Quick…Apply maybe somewhat of an obscure feature.…Some users don't know about it, while others couldn't live without it.…And to a few people, Quick Apply is practically their entire way of running InDesign.…So let's take a look at this ultra-fast, ultra-powerful tool.…As an efficiency tool, Quick Apply is unsurpassed.…It allows you to apply any kind of style, choose any menu item, run any script,…enter text variables, apply conditions to text, all with a couple of keystrokes.…
No mousing around, no fumbling for the right panel, no trying to…remember keyboard shortcuts.…So to demonstrate, here is a long-document scenario.…You have your template setup, and you flow this unstyled manuscript into it and…you have your paragraph style set up in your Paragraph Styles panel.…Now you have to combine the text in the styles in the quickest way possible.…So you can get some mileage out of using Next Style, as I talked about in another…
- 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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