Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Long document overview, part of InDesign CS3 Long Documents.
Welcome to InDesign CS3 Long Documents overview. In this movie I am going to be talking about some of the things that we will be exploring throughout the movies in this title. Firstly, the title begs the question, what is a long document? For the purpose of these movies I'm going to give the broadest answer possible. It's anything that involves a document of more than a just a few pages. Regardless of the length of your document, but more so when you all are working with particularly long documents, using InDesign's global formatting features is going to save you loads and loads of time.
So the first thing that is going to come out is that we want to think globally and we also want to act globally as well, taking advantage of things like Paragraphs, Styles, Character Styles, Table and Cell Styles, Object Styles and all these other global formatting features that InDesign offers us. Secondly, InDesign was designed to be customizable and extensible and this is one of the reasons for it's great success. You can really make InDesign your own.
You can download Templates from the Adobe website, you can add plug-ins to make InDesign do things that it otherwise is unable to do, very specific tasks that may be just the thing that you happen to need to do. And you can also download Scripts, many of them free, that will allow you to automate repetitive tasks and really speed up your workflow. Thirdly, because no application is in island, to get the most from InDesign where you're going to see how we can use InDesign with applications such as Bridge, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word, Dreamweaver and FileMaker Pro.
You don't need to be an expert in these programs. Perhaps you don't even have these programs but watching these movies will give you an appreciation of how you can expand the scope of InDesign by combining it with other applications. So let's get started.
- 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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