Learn exactly what Adobe InCopy is and and what its intended purpose and function is. If you're brand new to the world of InCopy, this video should explain and clear things up for you.
- [Instructor] So let's begin here by answering the question what is Adobe InCopy? InCopy, in its simplest form, is a tool that allows users to edit and format content. That's the nutshell explanation. This is the point at which most people ask "Well, why don't I just use Microsoft Word for that?" Good question. The difference is that formatting applied in InCopy will be retained when it is placed inside of Adobe InDesign. Furthermore, that retention is maintained in a back and forth workflow because Adobe InCopy shares the exact same text engine as Adobe InDesign.
This is something not possible with a straight up Microsoft Word workflow. So the key elements here are content can be created and formatted using Adobe InCopy. That formatting is retained throughout the workflow. When properly configured, InCopy users can see and work in a designed layout that looks just like the finished product. InCopy provides a set of robust tools that allows editorial and writing staff to focus on their tasks such as copyfit status and many, many others.
InCopy does not allow the editing of the design of a layout, only the content. Now that you have a better understanding of what InCopy is, let's learn more about how we can use the product to get work done more efficiently.
- Customizing the Galley and Story views
- Navigating a document
- Saving a workspace
- Creating a story in Adobe InDesign
- Creating a story in Adobe InCopy
- Formatting text and using styles
- Transitioning content from Microsoft Word into InCopy
- Moving content from InDesign to InCopy
- Creating and editing tables
- Using Track Changes
- Creating text macros
- Working with graphics in InCopy
- Exporting to PDF