Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video GREP overview, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
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This chapter is all about making find and change routines using GREP. GREP stands for Global Regular Expression Print…or depending on who you believe, General Regular Expression Print.…Not of that matters to us. What GREP does for us is allow us to make find and changes that are far more complex than the kind…that we have been used to up until now using regular text find and changes or format find and changes.…Because GREP will allow us to find things based upon the location of the text,…based upon what proceeds them or what follows them.…
By this concept of grouping expressions will allow us to effect only specified parts of what we have found.…Let's just talk about some of these concepts in GREP that we are going to be returning to several times. Escaping characters.…What I mean by this is that GREP uses certain characters, and if you actually need to find those specific characters then you have…to do what is called escape them and that just means you type them in preceded by a backlash.…
So if you are actually looking for an open parenthesis then you need to type in backslash open parenthesis.…
- 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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