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InCopy 101: Rookie Glasgow

InCopy 101: Rookie
  • Price £495.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Adobe InCopy software is a professional writing and editing program that tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign software to deliver a complete solution for collaborative editorial workflow. In this class you will get hands-on practice working with basic and advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience.


Graphic professionals using Adobe InDesign who need an essential understanding of workflow process using InCopy with an emphasis on real-world issues and collaborative editorial production.

Assumed Knowledge

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. We highly recommend attending the Adobe InDesign 101 Rookie class before coming to the course.


  • Using the InCopy Interface
  • Assignments workflow
  • Standalone copyfit
  • Working in Layout View
  • Multiple text format support
  • Adobe PDF export options
  • Customising Your Workspace
  • Creating and Editing Tables
  • Story separator
  • LiveEdit workflow
  • XML and scripting support
  • OpenType support

Course Content


  • Exploring the traditional linear workflow
  • Exploring a parallel workflow with InCopy
  • The rewards of moving to InCopy
  • The challenges of moving to InCopy

Basic Workflows

  • Workflow overview
  • Project organisation on the serve
  • Defining usernames and colours
  • Understanding stories and frames
  • Making stories editable from InDesign
  • Editing workflow stories in InCopy
  • Checking stories in and out
  • Completing a project in InDesign

The InCopy Interface

  • The three main views of a file
  • Default panels and toolbars
  • Panel management
  • Document navigation

InCopy Editing Essentials

  • The Assignments panel
  • Editing in Layout view
  • Editing in Story or Galley view
  • Customizing the view in Story and Galley
  • Copy fitting your text
  • Inserting special characters Importing text
  • Working with read-only layouts

Formatting Text with InCopy

  • Applying styles for copy fit
  • Applying local character formatting
  • Applying local paragraph formatting

Useful InCopy Tools

  • Checking spelling
  • Changing the language
  • Thesaurus
  • Find/Change
  • Auto correct
  • Text macros
  • Using inline notes

Tracking Changes in InCopy

  • Track Changes overview
  • Setting up and using Track Changes
  • Customising the markup
  • Accepting and rejecting changes

Working with Images in InCopy

  • InCopy images overview
  • Using the Position tool
  • Using the Object menu
  • Importing and replacing images
  • Inserting images into the story

Working with Tables in InCopy

  • Creating and modifying tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Placing Word or Excel tables

Using InCopy in Standalone Mode

  • Creating new InCopy documents
  • Creating InCopy templates
  • Opening linked InCopy stories directly
  • Opening Word files in InCopy

Outputting Projects from InCopy

  • Exporting stories
  • Exporting layouts to PDF
  • Exporting galleys and stories to PDF
  • Printing from InCopy

Managing Workflows from InDesign

  • Exporting stories from the layout
  • Working with the Assignments panel
  • Working with stories in the Links panel
  • Fixing links to renamed or deleted stories
  • Editing and updating stories in the layout
  • Using inline notes in InDesign
  • Placing standalone InCopy files
  • Closing out of a project

Layout Workflows

  • Layout workflow overview
  • Basic principles of a layout-based workflows
  • Updating stories and designs
  • Assignment Workflows*
  • Assignment workflow overview
  • Creating assignments in InDesign
  • Working with assignments in InCopy
  • Working with local layout files
  • Assignment tips

Working with Remote Editors

  • Remote workflow overview
  • Creating assignment packages in InDesign
  • Working with assignment packages in InCopy
  • Keeping packages up to date

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