Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of InDesign for Editors.
- [Voiceover] Just a quick work about exercise files before we begin. If you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have to access to these exercise files. If you're working with a version of InDesign earlier than cc, then use the idml versions of the files that are in this folder. If you're a monthly subscriber, you won't have access to these files but you'll still be able to follow along with files of your own. Some of the fonts in the exercise files are from Adobe Typekit. Typekit is a font resource that's part of the Adobe creative cloud.
If you have a creative cloud subscription, you have access to Typekit. If when opening a document you see a message asking you to sync fonts, go ahead and do so. If you don't have access to Typekit, don't worry about it. Things will still work.
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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