Adobe InCopy CC Class
Collaborate in demanding editorial workflows
Adobe® InCopy® CC software tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® CC page layout software. InCopy enhances collaboration between designers, editors, and writers in any size workgroup, enabling them to update the same layout simultaneously without overwriting one another's work.
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This one-day class is designed for an office workgroup who is looking to implement an InCopy workflow. We will spend the morning learning the concepts and features of InCopy, and then spend the afternoon on implementing the procedures with your specific files. Each student needs to have access to the network drives so that they can see, in real-time, how to create assignments, check out files, input their edits, and check them back in. At least one participant (typically your graphic designer) needs to have a strong working knowledge of InDesign CC for this class to be a success.
Getting to Know the Work Area
A quick overview of the InCopy CC interface
Understanding the InCopy Workflow
Layout-based workflows vs Assignment-based workflows
Setting up your files
Writing and Editing Text in InCopy
Checking out the files, options and limitations, checking them back in
A review of what you should and should not do with your InDesign/InCopy workflow
A copy of the course book and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.
*Note: Adobe opted not to upgrade the InCopy CS2 book for InCopy CS3, CS4, CS5 or CC. This class uses the CS2 book as a foundation, but also covers what is new in CC.
A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.
Collaborate in demanding editorial workflows
A professional writing and editing solution, Adobe® InCopy® CC software tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® CC professional page layout software. InCopy enhances collaboration between designers, editors, and writers in any size workgroup, enabling them to update the same layout simultaneously without overwriting one another's work. Writers and editors can view layouts with complete fidelity and 100% accurate line breaks. Remote and local editorial teams can accelerate workflows using powerful productivity tools. InCopy combined with InDesign enables a highly efficient publishing workflow that helps you more effectively meet deadlines.
Top reasons to buy Adobe® InCopy® CC
Parallel collaborative workflow
Experience tight integration with Adobe InDesign® CC software that enables writers, editors, and designers to simultaneously work on a single document without overwriting one another's contributions.
Flexible page views
Edit in the view most suited to your current task. Galley View displays 100% accurate line breaks. Story View helps enable faster word processing. And Layout View lets you edit text in relation to design.
View copyfit information as you work. Constant visual feedback informs you of space remaining—or how far you’ve gone over—as well as story depth and line, word, and character counts.
Powerful tools for editorial productivity
Use the Eyedropper tool for quick text styling, the Links panel for easy management of placed image and text files, and paragraph and character styles for typographical consistency.
Enhanced editorial collaboration
Track text changes across your entire document, including tables. Hide, show, and navigate changes, and accept or reject them en masse or per user. Store annotations in notes tied to specific positions in a story or table cells.
Work productively with easy access to key controls and tools. Use the Adobe Mini Bridge panel to browse and open files without leaving InCopy. And create custom workspaces that can be used for specific editorial tasks.
Apply a wide range of precise typographic adjustments such as leading, letter spacing, and paragraph spacing; use OpenType® fonts and Unicode character encoding; and easily insert glyphs using the Glyphs panel.
Support for long documents
Minimize manual updates and inaccuracies. Quickly produce multiple versions of a document from a single source file with support for conditional text, and create cross-references that update as content changes or moves within an InDesign document.
Print and digital publishing
Take advantage of support for digital document features in InDesign CC—insert hyperlinks directly into your InCopy file, and then export your files to Adobe PDF or XML.
Paragraphs that split columns
Quickly turn any text selection into multiple columns within an existing frame. You can keep lines together in paragraphs even in split columns.
Paragraphs that span columns
Cut production time with a simple click that makes single-column text span multiple columns. Quickly create a column-spanning headline or subhead in your existing text frame—no need to ask the designer to create a dedicated frame. Keep lines together in paragraphs that span columns.
Hide or show obscuring layout elements to easily access the text in a multilayered document.
Manage placed files in your InCopy documents and see metadata including keywords, headline, and description.
Avoid the inconvenience of missing fonts. When you open an InCopy story, InCopy CC finds the required font on your system and automatically installs it into your operating system for the duration that document is open. When you close the document, the font is automatically uninstalled. While InCopy takes the hassle out of installing the required fonts for your design project, the appropriate font licenses are still required on any output systems.
Use the dictionary that is best suited for your purpose. Easily add more than 100 open source dictionaries.
Recently used fonts
Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.
Use the World-Ready Composer, an alternate composition engine, to enable support for complex script languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Indian languages.
Middle Eastern language support
Buy and update the Middle Eastern version of InCopy directly from Adobe for easier localization of global documents and enhanced functionality.
Calculate values in panels and dialog boxes using complex calculations (for example, 12.5p/2x3).
Enable or disable individual extensions or entire sets of extensions to meet the needs of your current workflow.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q:Can I use InCopy CC on its own, or do I have to use it with InDesign® CC?
A:InCopy was designed to be used with Adobe InDesign software to enable a comprehensive system for writing, editing, and layout of both print and digital publications. By using the two products together, designers, writers, and editors can boost productivity by working together on the same publication simultaneously without overwriting one another's contributions.
Q:I use other software applications for all my writing and editing. Why should I switch to InCopy CC?
A:InCopy CC helps boost editorial productivity. You can write directly in an InCopy document, using the publication’s style sheets to format text, which eliminates the need to reconcile content written in other applications with page layout formatting in InDesign. InCopy enables you to write to fit based on a target word or column inch count.
Q:Is InCopy CC a component of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Design Standard or Design & Web Premium software?
A:No. InCopy is available only as a standalone product and is not a component of the Adobe Creative Suite editions. A license can be purchased through any major reseller via the Transactional Licensing Program (TLP) or the Cumulative Licensing Program (CLP).