Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using object styles for customization, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
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Object styles are great for helping you speed up the process of creating your…long-document layouts and for making things consistent.…They are also great for giving you the ability to make wholesale changes in a…long document with just a couple of clicks. Let's see how.…So here's the scenario.…We have to create two versions of our Cheese book, and in the first version the…chapter opener photos will have labels that look like this, this yellow one…here, and in the second version, the chapter opener photos will have labels that…look like this here.…And let's think about how we could accomplish this.…
We could duplicate versions and put each one on their own layer, but that's kind of a pain.…I mean first of all, it's a pain to create the layer, to duplicate the frames,…make sure they're on the right layer.…And then second, we have two versions of the text to maintain, so when there are…changes, you either have to make those text changes twice, or you'd have to use…something like the Place & Link Story feature to synchronize the text.…
- 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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