Understanding Conditional Text and GREP


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Understanding Conditional Text and GREP

We're going to go ahead and learn how you can use grep in combination with conditional text to create two different versions of this catalog. Let's say I wanted to produce one in the spring and one in the fall and the one in the spring I did not want to include the September dates. While I can manually go in there and just delete them, but I think there is a much better way to do it. I'm going to go under my Window > Type & Tables, and open up my Conditional Text panel. I'm going to go make a new conditional text layer and call it Fall. Next I'm going to go under Edit and go to Find/Change, and I want to make a grep statement that searches for the month of September followed by a date.

It could be September 1st; it could to be September 21st. I just know it includes a month along with one or more digits. I also want to capture the comma that comes before September. So I want to go ahead and make a very simple grep statement here and type in the month, and then ...

Understanding Conditional Text and GREP
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Understanding Conditional Text and GREP provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Wamser as part of the InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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Design
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