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Building Books and Other Long Documents

A talk by Nigel French at PePcon 2015

About the Talk

June 4, 2015 1:30 PM

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, 1:30–4:30 pm

Learn efficient techniques, elegant solutions, and insider hacks for creating beautiful books and long documents—and without taking years off your life expectancy. Whether you’re building a catalog, a magazine, a proposal, a textbook, or a novel, you’ll want to master these skills!

  • It’s all about the planning—building robust documents with master pages, styles, layers, and a flexible layout grid
  • Advanced Styles—nested, sequential, grep, and object
  • Going with the flow—panic-free text flow and how to effortlessly manage page, frame, column, and line breaks
  • Keep it live—page and section markers, variables, captions, and cross-references.
  • To Book or not to Book. That is the question
  • Controller of the Universe: formatting with Find/Change
  • The age-old debate: Libraries or Snippets?
  • Building an attractive Table of Contents

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