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