Using GREP to find/change


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Using GREP to find/change

GREP is a way to do sophisticated searches throughout your text. For example, let's say you want to find two or more spaces, regular spaces, Em spaces, Thin spaces, whatever, and then you want to change them all into a single space. Now you know you can open the Find Change dialog box by pressing Command+F or Ctrl+F on Windows, but what are you going to type here in the Find what field? This search is just too complicated for this simple field because we want to find all different kinds of spaces. Well fortunately, InDesign can do a GREP search for this. So I will click on the GREP tab and I will type in some codes for find all those different kinds of white spaces. Well in this case, I am going to start simple. I am not going to type the codes in myself, I am going to choose it from the Query popup menu, because Adobe was kind enough to give us the multiple space to single space query, and you can see that it actually types in all this code for me.

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Using GREP to find/change
Video duration: 6m 54s 8h 3m Intermediate

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Using GREP to find/change 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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