InDesign CC Editorial Tools

InDesign has a full range of editorial tools to compliment the beautiful typography in your documents. Explore InDesign's spell check, user dictionaries, notes, track changes, and other editorial features, allowing you to save a great deal of time.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 4, 2017
Duration
2h 8m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 4, 2017
Duration
2h 8m
Description

The editorial tools in InDesign rival the most sophisticated word processing programs. In this course, InDesign CC Editorial Tools, you'll dive deep into InDesign's editorial tools such as the robust spell check, which can enhance by creating and using a custom dictionary. First, you'll learn how to add words to a custom autocorrect list, so you can type in an acronym and InDesign will finish typing in a long name or phrase automatically. Next, you'll discover how to use notes and track changes in order to edit your copy with a conversation running in the background with your co-workers, and to keep a record of who made the changes and when. Additionally, you'll delve into many of the GREP codes in the find/change dialog box, as well as how to create a GREP Style. Finally, you'll explore how to use story editor, change the case, insert glyphs and special characters, and learn to type in format fractions. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to efficiently utilize InDesign's editorial tools and know how to use the incredibly powerful find/change tool to shave off an enormous amount of time for your InDesign projects. Software required: InDesign CC.

About the author
About the author

Laurie Ruhlin is an Adobe Certified Instructor for InDesign and Illustrator She currently teaches at a training center in Chicago as well as onsite for a variety of companies. With over 20+ years in Graphic Design and Production she enjoys showing her students new tricks!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. My name is Laurie Ruhlin, and welcome to my course for InDesign CC Editorial Tools. I'm an Adobe certified instructor in both Illustrator and InDesign, and I teach these programs both in a live classroom and online. InDesign is not only a layout and design tool. It has powerful editing features that can make editing text a breeze. We'll explore InDesign's spell check, user dictionaries, the notes feature, story editor, track changes, and many other often overlooked editorial features in InDesign. We'll learn to change the case of our text from upper to lower case. We'll add in glyph characters from any font, insert special characters, and we'll learn to control our quotation marks. Then, we'll learn all about find and change, which starts as a simple search for one word to replace another word. Then we'll dig into find and change using GREP. GREP allows us to build a custom search string using wild card characters and codes to find patterns within your text. You can also switch the order of found text, and we'll learn once and for all how to eliminate those pesky multiple spaces, returns, and tabs. By the end of this course, you'll know how to spell check, communicate with your coworkers using notes and track changes, as well as add words to your user dictionary. You'll also become familiar with the incredibly powerful find and change, including a deep dive into some of the complex codes that allow custom searches for text, which will shave hours off of any InDesign Project. Before you start this course, you should be familiar with InDesign. Know how to place and modify both text and graphics, as well as how to move around a document from page to page, and be comfortable using the different InDesign tools and panels. I hope you'll join me on this journey to expand your knowledge about InDesign CC Editorial Tools in this course here at Pluralsight.