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Episode 37: Long Documents, Part 5 – Generating an Index (VIDEO)

March 20th, 2007 | Michael Murphy

The thrilling conclusion of the Long Documents series is finally here! In this episode, I wrap it all up with some last indexing shortcuts, generating an index (and how it differs from generating a TOC), formatting and updating … (read more)

Episode 36: Long Documents, Part 4 – Indexing (VIDEO)

February 2nd, 2007 | Michael Murphy

Continuing with the very long series on long document features after a long break, this episode finally tackles the feature that is the bane of many an InDesign user’s existence: Indexing. This first of two indexing installments covers the basic principles of indexing as they apply to InDesign, including some up-front advice about … (read more)

Episode 35: Long Documents, Part 3 – Advanced TOC Features (VIDEO)

January 12th, 2007 | Michael Murphy

Picking up right where the last installment finished, I continue to edit and adjust my Table of Contents, demonstrating the “proper” way to add and remove entries, the flexibility of updating a TOC, how to fix mistakes, and how to get around certain (unfortunate) limitations … (read more)

Episode 34: Long Documents, Part 2 – Tables of Contents (VIDEO)

December 31st, 2006 | Michael Murphy

Continuing the Long Documents series with the same book files used in Episode 33, this installment covers how to create an automated, dynamic Table of Contents for an InDesign book. Along the way, I emphasize the unique and critical relationship between … (read more)

Episode 33: Long Documents, Part 1 – Book Basics (VIDEO)

December 12th, 2006 | Michael Murphy

After a long wait, here’s a long episode about working with long documents in InDesign. This first installment in a five-part series covers the the Book palette and how to use it to manage, update and output multiple files that make up a … (read more)