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Oct 21, 2016

This course will help all creative personnel forge and maintain a collaborative, productive, accountable integration using best-of-breed editorial and design tools: InCopy and InDesign. You will learn to integrate InCopy with InDesign to build an efficient workflow wherein editorial personnel maintain control over editorial content until the very last moment, while production personnel continue to design the pages right up until the moment of deadline. You will also learn how to include remote workers in the workflow without sacrificing collaboration, control, or accountability. Software required: InDesign CC 2015 and InCopy CC 2015.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

I'm Pariah Burke. For more than 10 years I've been one of the world's leading experts on InCopy, and the leading proponent of getting InCopy into the hands of editorial, bullying Adobe, at times, to get it out there, get it in your hands, and help you be more productive. InCopy is the perfect complement to InDesign. It gives editorial the control it needs, while freeing up designers to focus on their expertise rather than copy editing. In this course, I'm going to show you how InDesign and InCopy work together, the different ways you can build workflows between the two of them, and how writers and designers will handle both sides of the collaboration. Please note, this is not a how to use InDesign or how to use InCopy course. This is specifically focused on how to integrate the two of them to build a functional, productive publishing workflow. There are sections for both designers and editorial personnel to watch, and I hope management and editors in chief will go through the entire course watching both the designer videos and the editorial videos to see both sides of the process, and what their teams will be working on.

Your Workflow Options
I like to think of InDesign InCopy collaboration as being represented by threes. Three threes to be precise. There are three editing views, Story, Galley, and Layout. There are three separate ways to build a collaboration workflow, which is what I'll talk about the next couple of videos, and there are three people who should have InCopy installed and on hand to make the workflow really work. That's the writer who's going to write the story, the editor who will edit the story, and the designer working in InDesign. Designers should keep InCopy installed because they need to set up InDesign documents for InCopy users, so designers need to be able to see what their editorial counterparts will see, and ensure the collaboration is starting off correctly. That also tends to make designers the defacto help desk for InCopy, so it's important that those three individuals have a copy of InCopy installed.

Workflow from the Designer's Side
Designers, you are the start and end of the collaboration process. Working in InDesign you have the control panel to the entire collaboration between yourself and the InCopy users. InDesign is the Alpha and Omega of the workflow, so first I'm going to explain to you how to set everything up for the InCopy users and some best practices, then I'll turn my attention to addressing the editorial staff, and help them work with what you've set up.

Workflow from the Editorial Side
Now that the designers know how to start everything in InDesign, and create everything that you need for use in InCopy, let's focus on you. Let's talk to you about how to make this all work from what really matters, the writing side.