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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom by Christopher Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 9: Working Efficiently with Advanced Document Features

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Although the lessons so far have used single, small documents as examples, InDesign can manage complex, book-length documents, and maintain consistency across multiple files. The software’s advanced document features enable you to add dynamic text, cross-reference and index information, and synchronize many files at once.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Adding dynamic text variables to your document
  • Managing multiple InDesign documents using the Book panel
  • Generating Live Captions from image metadata
  • Generating a Table of Contents
  • Generating an Index

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the id09lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have copied the idlessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/indesigncc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book. This lesson may be easier to follow if the id09lessons folder is on your desktop.

The project

In this lesson, you will work with several chapters of a book to see for yourself the capabilities of InDesign’s book feature. You will add chapters to a book file, and update the page number of ...

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