Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating books, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
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I'm in a document called mary1 in the Book folder and here I have the popular nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, Quiet Contrary,"…which I've broken down in to four separate documents and I'm going to make those documents into a book.…Now obviously you wouldn't break down a four page document into a book but doing it in this pretty condensed format allows me…to show you a number of different features all cramped into a small amount of space…and the principle is the same whether you are working with four pages or four thousand pages.…
On each of these documents I have a chapter number that's a text variable and I'll show you how we enter that in a moment…and I have an automatic page number and I also have some numbered lists as well as Paragraph Styles, Swatches, character styles.…Let's just take a quick look at the other components of this book and we can see…that at the moment there are just four separate documents with no actual relationship to each other and that the page numbering,…chapter numbering and the list numbering currently starts over at the beginning of everyone of these documents.…
- Setting up templates and master pages
- Working with Bridge
- Creating books
- Planning and managing styles
- Troubleshooting with the Story Editor
- Managing footnotes and endnotes
- Searching with GREP
- Generating a table of contents
- Automating layouts
- Repurposing material as PDF and XHTML documents
Skill Level Intermediate
1 . Getting Started
2. Planning Your Project
3. Setting Up and Applying Master Pages
4. Working with Booked Documents
5. Getting the Most from Global Formatting
6. The Story Editor and Editing Tools
7. Footnotes and Endnotes
9. Understanding GREP Searches
10. Generating a Table of Contents
Styling a table of contents7m 57s
11. Automating Layouts
12. Repurposing Material
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