InCopy provides a powerful feature called workspaces that lets you customize your working environment and save your settings for later use. You'll learn how to modify, create, and save workspaces in this video.
It's important to understand how to work with InCopy documents efficiently. This chapter guides you through several tasks that will help you to understand how to work with documents, from creating a new document to using styles, templates, and tables.
Working with InCopy Documents
The main building block of the InDesign/InCopy workflow is the InCopy document or story. In this video, you'll learn how to create a new InCopy document in which to write your content.
By using an InCopy template, you can ensure that each document created from the template contains all of the styles and settings for a project. In this video, you'll learn how to create and use templates.
If you are starting with an InDesign layout, you can export content to stories (InCopy files) for use in InCopy. In this video, you'll open an InDesign layout and export the content to external stories.
Assignments allow you to delegate stories to certain users so you can maintain control of who is editing which content. In this video, you'll learn how to create assignments and delegate stories to those assignments.
If you have InCopy users who work remotely without access to your shared volume or server, you can still incorporate them into your collaborative workflow. In this video, you'll learn how to package assignments and send them back and forth via email.
This chapter looks at some of the built-in tools that can help you work quickly and efficiently in InCopy, including spelling, thesaurus, and find/change features.
Working Faster with Built-In Tools
InCopy has some excellent spelling features including Dynamic Spelling. In addition, the Thesaurus helps you find that replacement word that you just can't think of. You'll see how to use these tools in this video.