InCopy Introduction

Course Facts

  • 1 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Overview
  • InDesign CS5.5
  • InCopy CS5.5
  • InCopy Tools
  • Tracking Changes in InCopy

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This course is designed for anyone who needs to edit files using InCopy or to implement an InDesign/InCopy workflow. It allows users to learn the control mechanism of the workflow and the InCopy editing features, from their local computers. It also allows delegates to experience checking out, editing and checking in files from a central server. The course can be customised to emulate any existing InCopy workflow delegates may be using. All our Adobe InCopy courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools. Topics covered include Overview, the relationship between InDesign and InCopy, InCopy tools, Tracking changes in InCopy, Outputting from InCopy, Creating new InCopy documents and InDesign/InCopy workflow features.

Course Outline


  • Understanding the InDesign / InCopy workflow
  • Requirements and recommendations
  • Layout workflows
  • Assignments workflows
  • Remote workflows
  • Parallel collaborative workflow

InDesign CS5.5

  • Understanding stories and frames
  • Defining User names and colours
  • The assignments panel
  • Making stories editable in InDesign

InCopy CS5.5

  • Understanding files and which to open
  • Understanding the InCopy Views and interface
  • Document Navigation
  • Editing in Layout view
  • Editing in story and gallery view
  • Using the Eyedropper Tool for quick text styling
  • Copy fitting
  • Applying style sheets to text

InCopy Tools

  • The Glyphs panel
  • Spell checking
  • Changing language
  • Thesaurus
  • Find / Change
  • Auto correct

Tracking Changes in InCopy

  • Creating and using notes
  • The tracking changes feature
  • Accepting and rejecting changes

Other InCopy features

  • Workng with images
  • Importing and replacing images
  • Editing InCopy tables
  • Conditional Text

Outputting from InCopy

  • Printing
  • Exporting to PDF
  • Exporting stories

New InCopy documents

  • Creating new InCopy documents and templates
  • Opening work files in InCopy
  • Inputting text

InDesign / InCopy Workflow features

  • Layout workflows
  • Editing and updating stories
  • Assignment workflows
  • Working with assignments
  • Remote workflows
  • Creating assignment packages
  • Editing Assignment packages
  • Updating assignment packages
  • Web-based collaboration

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