April 16, 2007 / InDesign / Spring 2007

In Step with InDesign – More Uses For Find/Change

Written by Idea File Staff

Most everyone is familiar with Find/Change to correct misspellings and search for word references. But in InDesign, the tool has broader applications, such as type formatting and styles. Here is an example of using Find/Change to make a style consistent throughout documents.

01. Open all the InDesign documents that you want to search.

02. Go to Edit > Find/Change > More Options.

03. Enter the style you want changed into Find; enter the style you want to change it to into Change. Click Change All to make the changes all at once, or Find Next so you can check each instance before making the change.

Help With Spelling
You probably have noticed that InDesign is text-friendly, meaning you can write a story using this software with similar functionality found in Microsoft Word. For example, it will check spelling with features beyond spell check.

 

01. InDesign will check for spelling mistakes automatically as you type using Autocorrect. To enable Autocorrect, go to Edit > Spelling> Autocorrect. Click on Autocorrect to enable it. Go to InDesign > Preferences > Spelling > Autocorrect to edit InDesign’s list of misspellings. You also can go to Edit > Spelling > Dictionary to add words to the dictionary.

02. InDesign will underline words that it believes are misspelled or does not recognize. To activate this option, go to Edit > Spelling > Dynamic Spelling, or use right-click in Windows or Control-click on a Mac. InDesign will underline possible misspellings with red and underline duplicate words or possible capitalization errors with green. If you use Spell Check on these words, the underline will be removed from the word whether you correct the spelling or choose to ignore recommendations

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