InDesign: Creating Long Documents
You know the basics of InDesign, but do you know how to plan, create, and output an entire book? In this course, instructor Mike Rankin shows you the whole process. Mike begins with best practices for workflow, setting up preferences and workspace, and document construction. He covers parent pages, layers, text variables, and section markers, then shows you how to use templates and styles to format text, tables, and objects.
Mike walks you through several methods to collaborate in InDesign, including InCopy. Then he dives into building the elements of your long document’s infrastructure, such as creating a table of contents, working with and customizing cross references, creating footnotes, endnotes, and much more. Mike goes into creating indexes and shows you how to use book files and the controls in the Book panel for numbering, synchronizing, preflighting, and outputting book documents. Plus, he steps through outputting your document to both print PDF and interactive PDF formats.