Setting conditional text


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Setting conditional text

Here is a cardinal rule of being efficient in InDesign, do more with less. For example, let's say this catalog will be printed and distributed in both the US and the UK. You could make two different files but that is not very efficient, especially if you later needed to make edits. You would end up making each edit twice. Fortunately, InDesign CS4 has a new feature called conditional text, which lets us turn on and off different aspects of our document. Let me show you how it works. I will go to the Window menu and choose Conditional Text from the Type & Tables submenu. The Conditional Text panel shows us all the different conditions in our document and right now it only shows us Unconditional. Any text set to Unconditional will always be visible no matter what you turn on and off. I am going to select this text frame and zoom in to 200% by pressing Cmd+2 or Ctrl+2 on Windows and I can see that there are two different prices in here, the US price and the UK price.

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Setting conditional text
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Setting conditional text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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