Review the purpose of InDesign's various non-printing visual aids.
- [Voiceover] InDesign offers many nonprinting visual aids,…that at first may seem distracting,…but are actually very useful.…I'm going to come to the bottom of the Tools panel,…and click and hold down on the last item,…and then choose Normal, to switch to the Normal view mode,…and this will show me whichever nonprinting visual aids…are currently turned on.…And in the case of this document,…those are my column guides and margin guides,…as well as my bleed guide.…The bleed guide is this red guide outside of the page area.…
Now, anything that you want to print to the edge of the page…should continue to this bleed guide.…For the margins and columns, the space between the columns…is referred to as the gutter.…If you want to turn the guides off,…you can come to the View menu,…Grids & Guides, and hide them.…But I recommend that you leave them on.…Secondly, I'm going to to turn on my frame edges.…InDesign requires that you put content in frames.…And frame edges allows us to see the size of those frames.…
View, Extras, Show Frame Edges.…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Timewith Mignon Fogarty10m 8s Appropriate for all
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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