Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using table and cell styles, part of Creating Long Documents with InDesign.
Could you imagine trying to format an entire book without the benefit of…paragraph and character styles?…It would be crazy to even try.…Well, likewise you wouldn't want to approach a table-heavy long document…without the benefit of table styles and cell styles.…The first thing to keep in mind when learning about InDesign's table and cell…styles is the way one kind of a style is incorporated into another.…Table styles use cell styles, cell styles can include paragraph styles, and of…course paragraph styles can include character styles in the form of nested…styles and GREP styles, and so on.…
So when you're building your table styles, you really need to follow the…progression of style building.…Otherwise, you might find yourself going back and forth a lot.…So start with the character styles you need in your table, then build the…paragraph styles, then the cell styles, and then finally the table styles.…And even after all that you still will probably have some manual work ahead of…you to finish the table formatting.…
- 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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