Cleaning up text with Find/Change


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Cleaning up text with Find/Change

In a very macro sense, one of the first things that we want to do when we place a text file is clean up that text file, by which I mean we need to remove any extra paragraph marks, any extra spaces, or any of the rubbish that's come in with the text file. It's very common to inherit text files that are in a less than pristine condition. I am going to work with a very long text file; specifically mobydick, so the text of Herman Melville's novel. I am going to autoflow this text. I could've done this using a primary text frame if I'm in CS6, but this approach is non-version specific, and that's autoflow.

Hold down a Shift key, and then click on page 1, and now it's going to autoflow all of the text, creating pages to accommodate the text. And we see that we have 660 pages. Now, as I mentioned in an earlier movie, it's a really good idea to work with the hidden characters turned on. So I am going to turn on my hidden characters, and we see that there is a hard retu...

Cleaning up text with Find/Change
Video duration: 5m 46s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Cleaning up text with Find/Change provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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