Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using libraries and snippets, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
If you work with long documents, you probably have at least some recurring design…elements that don't always fall into predictable locations on the page.…Maybe you need to share elements with someone else in the workflow or maybe you…need to use a set of the same design elements across multiple publications.…If any of these apply to you,…you should be using libraries or snippets.…First, let's talk about creating snippets and library items.…There are three ways I can create snippets.…I can select a page item and I can drag and drop it to my Desktop, and for…that, since I'm using the application frame, I'll have to drag InDesign out of…the way so I can see my Desktop. And I'll drag it over.…
And when it appears on the Desktop it's now a snippet.…Now, it's named with this sort of garbage file name, but I can quickly just change that.…I'll call this featurebox.…Now, the other ways I can create a snippet,…I can drag and drop it right into Mini Bridge,…or I can select it and choose File > Export > Format > InDesign Snippet.…
- 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 to 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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