Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring conditional text, part of InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
Here is a cardinal rule for being efficient in InDesign: do more with less.…For example, let's say this catalog will be printed and distributed in both the U.S. and UK.…Now you could make two different files, but that's not very efficient,…especially if you later need to make edits.…You'd end up making each change twice.…But there is a solution, and it's called Conditional Text. Let me show you how it works.…First I'll jump to the previous spread by holding down the Option or Alt key…and pressing Page Up.…
Then I'll click on this text frame in the lower left corner and zoom in to 200%…by pressing Command+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows.…The Roux Academy has both a New York office and a London office, so I'm going to…put both addresses inside this text frame.…The rule with Conditional Text is and, not or, always put both in your document.…I have that address sitting over on the pasteboard, so I'm just going to scroll…over to the left and double- click inside this text frame.…That places the cursor inside the frame, so I could press Command+A on the Mac…
- Setting preferences
- Working with parent and child master pages
- Adding alternate layouts
- Exporting and importing page snippets
- Tracking text changes
- Choosing other languages
- Aligning to a baseline grid
- Applying styles automatically with nested and line styles
- Embedding links
- Turning image layers on and off
- Using the Pathfinder and compound paths
- Power scaling and spacing
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Managing Your Document Window
2. Setting Up InDesign and Your New Document
Customizing InDesign menus3m 31s
3. Layout Techniques
4. Advanced Text and Typography
5. Paragraph and Character Styles
6. Long-Document Text Techniques
7. Advanced Graphic Techniques
Using advanced strokes9m 6s
9. Advanced Layout
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