Take a look at different styles of InDesign document construction and the implications for editors.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, I'd like to talk about…how InDesign documents are built…as this informs how we can edit them most efficiently.…There are different ways to construct an InDesign document.…In your role as editor, if you're working on documents…created by different designers, you may encounter…several approaches to document construction.…One difference is whether the text frames are split,…are threaded, or, are divided into columns.…In this document there are three spreads…that on the face of it appear identical.…
Pages eight and nine,…ten and 11, and 12 and 13.…But, they've been put together differently.…Coming now to the first spread…and zooming into the bottom left corner.…In this first layout,…the introductory text has been split from the main story.…When I select the text frame,…we see there's an empty outport…at bottom right of the frame.…This indicates the end of the story.…
In the next frame, there's an empty import at top left.…This means that if I were to select this introductory text,…and go to the story editor,…
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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