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InCopy CC Building on the Fundamentals

Author: Pariah Burke
Publisher: Pluralsight
Length: 4 Hours
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Following the foundation of learning in the InCopy CC Fundamentals course, this course builds on the writing and collaborating skills you’ve already learned to flesh out your stories and documents with styling and formatting.

Publishing workflow expert Pariah Burke will show you how to save and reapply formatting with styles and templates, create and format tabs and tables, work with Excel data in InCopy, and insert, resize, crop, and automatically fit images into publications. Writers and editors who crave efficiency and productivity—which should be all writers and editors—will relish all the productivity powers of InCopy covered in the Saving Time lesson.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to style the text, tabs, tables, and even images in your documents, whether those are standalone documents you’ll output from InCopy directly or send them on to production personnel working in InDesign.

Course Contents

Formatting Text

  • Choosing Font Families and Styles
  • Setting Type Size and Leading
  • Adding Paragraph Spacing
  • Indenting Paragraphs
  • Aligning Paragraphs
  • Aligning Relative to Spine
  • Creating Dropcaps
  • Understanding Kerning
  • Manually Adjusting Kerning
  • Tracking Text Tighter and Looser
  • Transforming Type Case
  • Styling Type Case
  • Using Small Caps
  • Enabling Swashes and Contextual Alternates
  • Using Superscript and Subscript
  • Exploiting True Fractions
  • Triggering Ordinals
  • Injecting Slashed Zeros
  • Understanding Ligatures
  • Using Discretionary Ligatures
  • Choosing Numeral Cases
  • Coloring Text Fills and Outlines
  • Creating Custom Color Swatches
  • Underlining Text
  • Styling Underlines
  • Striking Through Text
  • Adding Paragraph Rules and Borders
  • Shading Paragraphs
  • Numbering Lists
  • Defining Multi-Level Lists
  • Applying Numbered Lists
  • Making Bulleted Lists
  • Picking Custom Bullets
  • Gaining Total Control Over Lists
  • Formatting Footnote References
  • Formatting Footnotes

Working with Styles

  • Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating Paragraph Styles
  • Visually Defining Paragraph Styles
  • Basing Styles on Each Other
  • Configuring Next Style for Automatic Styling
  • Understanding Character Styles
  • Working with Character Styles
  • Sorting Styles
  • Organizing Styles into Groups
  • Applying Styles from the Keyboard

Working with Tabs and Tables

  • Positioning Tabs
  • Aligning Tabbed Text to the Right
  • Aligning Columnar Data
  • Creating and Styling Tab Leaders
  • Importing Data from Excel
  • Importing with Formatting from Excel
  • Creating Tables
  • Selecting, Adding, and Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Resizing Rows and Columns
  • Filling and Stroking Rows, Columns, and Tables
  • Styling Cells
  • Working with Table Styles and Cell Styles

Working with Images

  • Placing Images
  • Resizing and Cropping Images
  • Fitting Images

Saving Time

  • Shorthanding Repetitive Typing with Text Macros
  • Shorthanding Formatted Text
  • Creating Dynamic Text Variables
  • Exploring Text Variable Types
  • Working with Custom Text Variables
  • Searching and Replacing with Find/Change
  • Searching and Replacing by Formatting and Style
  • Searching and Replacing Special Characters, Markers, Wildcards, and Glyphs
  • Advanced Searching and Replacing with GREP
  • Saving and Recalling Find/Change Queries
  • Creating InCopy Templates