Learn how to automate repetitive editing with Find/Change.
- [Voiceover] A very useful tool…for automating repetitive editing in Indesign is…the Find/Change function.…Before I use this,…I'm going to double-click with my selection tool…into a text frame to switch to my type tool.…Then come to the Edit menu,…and choose Find/Change.…At its most basic, we can use this to look for one word,…and replace it with another.…We can limit the search to just this Story,…to the end of the Story,…this Document, or all open Documents.…
We can say whether we want the search to be case-sensitive,…or whether we want to look for a whole word,…which in this case wouldn't find…any plural forms of the word.…Now in my case, because the word I'm looking for…occurs in both upper and lower-case,…and because there may be plural forms of it,…I'm going to leave both these options unchecked.…I can choose Find Next, and Change,…or if I'm feeling confident go ahead and Change All…and in this case 19 replacements are made.…
Find/Change can also be used to apply formats.…The Find/Change dialogue box can be left open…
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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