In this movie, you'll learn about the purpose of layers in InDesign.
- [Voiceover] A well constructed InDesign document…will use layers.…Layers are laid to organize content…and to selectively hide and show,…lock and unlock parts of a layer.…Layers are simple to use.…There are just a few conventions that…editors need to be aware of.…Firstly to what extent layers are used…and what they are called…depends upon how the designer setup the document.…Layers determine the stacking order.…In this particular document…you can see there is a layer called captions…on which, not surprisingly are the captions.…
If I hide that, you can see them disappear.…But if I move this layer in the stacking order…by dragging it beneath the pictures layer,…the captions are now hidden by the pictures.…So I'm just going to drag that back up…so that you can see them again.…Layers are color coded.…When you select a frame,…so you have your Frame Edges turned on,…which I highly recommend you do,…you will see the color corresponds…to the color of the layer.…
You change the color of the layer if you wish.…This is purely for identification purposes…
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
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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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