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Tuesdays with Pariah: Auto-Formatting Text with Nested & GREP Styles in InDesign

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

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Continuing with the awe­some pow­er of au­to­mat­ed styling, this time we went deep in­to the world of Nested Styles and GREP Styles. Using these you can for­mat an en­tire com­pli­cat­ed document—even some­thing as style-rich as a prod­uct cat­a­log or mem­ber­ship directory—almost en­tire­ly au­to­mat­i­cal­ly.

Also in­clud­ed:

  • A down­load­able sam­ple file to help you learn Nested Styles and GREP styles.
  • Where to learn GREP for GREP Styles (CS4 and CS5) as well as for us­ing the GREP tab in Find/Change.
  • The up­com­ing awe­some­ness of the Design/Developer Workflow Conference
  • Upcoming eS­em­i­nars with me: Twitter for Creative Professionals and Typography in the Creative Suite.
  • Exactly how green are my lim­er­icky green of­fice walls?
  • And more!

Series Description

My career—my passion—is en­tire­ly fo­cused on do­ing any­thing I can to Empower, Inform, Connect Creative Professionals™. I’m ex­treme­ly lucky that I’m able to make a liv­ing do­ing that through writ­ing books and ar­ti­cles and ap­pear­ing at con­fer­ences and in videos and we­bi­na­rs. I love do­ing all that, but in all of those ac­tiv­i­ties there’s one thing miss­ing—dis­course. In all those me­dia it’s me do­ing the talk­ing and every­one else the lis­ten­ing, read­ing, or watch­ing. Out of all the dif­fer­ent types of work and projects I do for the cre­ative pro­fes­sion­al com­mu­ni­ty, the most in­ter­ac­tive is my train­ing and con­sult­ing, but even that is lim­it­ed to cer­tain com­pa­nies and groups, in cer­tain places. I want to have a con­ver­sa­tion with any de­sign­er who has the time to sit down for an hour and talk, no mat­ter where he or she hap­pens to be at the mo­ment.

So, in­spired by my friend Mordy Golding’s Fridays with Mordy week­ly we­bi­nar, I’ve start­ed Tuesdays with Pariah, a Designers’ Discourse.

In these week­ly free web con­nect ses­sions I’ll be some­times in­struct­ing in soft­ware like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, or some­thing else, and at oth­er times talk­ing about the busi­ness of de­sign, such as in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights for cre­atives, help­ing non-Web de­sign­ers get on­line, tax con­sid­er­a­tions for free­lancers, and any­thing else that you bring up. Throughout the pre­sen­ta­tion and af­ter, Tuesdays with Pariah are a con­ver­sa­tion where I hope to learn as much from you as you learn from me. Think of it as a bunch of cre­ative folk get­ting to­geth­er over vir­tu­al cof­fee and talk­ing, teach­ing each oth­er some­thing new, or de­bat­ing dif­fer­ent sides of an is­sue de­sign­ers face.