Introduction to Adobe InCopy

Duration: 1 Day


This Adobe certified 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. This Adobe certified course can be customised to emulate any existing InCopy workflow delegates may be using.


Basic working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

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

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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