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How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 32 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

Lesson 32 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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32. How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

Hi there. Welcome to this video all about conditional text. I love conditional text. What it is. It allows you to have kind of option A and option B for something in our case we've got us dollars for this shelf here and we've got the new Zealand dollar price. Okay. It allows us to have one in design document but allows us to do this where I can say actually I don't want to print off a pdf or just the new Zealand dollars, you'll notice that it re flows the text unlike layers where you can kind of just turn them on and off this reef flows and kind of flows up to these brackets here. Let's say I want to make another pdf for just the US dollar. You can have euros, Australian dollars. All sorts of dollars. Okay, so not just currency. It can be sizes, you might have UK US sizes, it might be you kus spelling Okay, one big document and have to spelling variations. It could be wholesale or retail pricing, it could be other things. I can't think of anything else to use it for at the moment. I'll...

come up with some more during the course, but you get the basic idea, let's learn how to do it now and in design. Okay, so first thing we're gonna do is I'm on page three, we're going to open up our exercise files and open up 03 magazine and open up magazine text. Okay. And I want you to copy this stuff here. Okay, so it's the prices for some of my shelves. I'm going to copy it. Okay? And on the shelves page, I'm just going to kind of like generate paragraph where it was number four. So I'm just making a space for it, putting in a full stop in the capital letter and then I'm just gonna paste this in. Okay? So this is our us dollar price. What we need to do now is just afterwards, I'm gonna put it in this space and I'm going to put in another price now depending on it's up to you. You might pick so I'm from new Zealand I might pick new Zealand dollars and they're about kind of with, you know, in terms of the actual digit value. Ok. It's twice as much as us. You can go through and do that. So I'm gonna go through and do it for all of these. I'll get I'll get Jason or taylor to speed this up. Okay? I'm finished with the addition takes me a long time anyway. And so what we're gonna do now is apply our conditions. Okay? So what I'd like to do is be able to turn a button on and off so that I can switch between us and new Zealand prices without having to have two in design documents. Let's go to window. Let's go to type in tables. Let's go to conditional text. Okay? Everything is conditional got nothing selected. I'm gonna make two conditions, one is going to be us dollar. Okay, I'm gonna make another one and this one is going to be Nz dollar. You can see by default on the bottom it's going to have an appearance of a wavy line with red underneath. You can change this to be a highlight rather than the underlying you can play around with these but the underlying waves seem to work fine. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab my type tool and I'm going to click everything and drag it across. You'll notice that I grabbed that first space in front of 50. I'm gonna zoom a little bit. Um It's just because when this gets removed there's a space here before the new Zealand dollars. So this is going to kind of like lump forward and if I don't and if I just have this, okay I'm gonna lift with two spaces. I hope you get what I mean. But so I want this and I want you to be U. S. Dollars. Okay? And then I want you to be new Zealand dollars including that space. Okay see new Zealand dollars. So there's a couple of things here, you're not seeing the wavy underline. So I'm gonna go back to my black arrow click in the background and hit the w key to come out of preview mode. Now you can see them down the bottom there. Another thing to be careful of is and say here. I want you and I want you to be U. S. Dollars and I want all of this. I don't want to get this space after here. Okay this little space afterwards because this will suck into the return. That breaks the line down to here. We'll look at it. I'll do this one by accident. Okay I'll leave that in there. So we've got an example. Um So don't do that. Okay us dollars so grab all of it but not that okay. Um you are in new Zealand dollars. Okay I'll get them to speed it up again. Go forth. Alright so that is all the magic done. Okay I've got nothing selected in the background. Now what we can do is we can turn the eyeball off us dollars and watch the NZ dollar flow in awesome. So that's the big thing with conditional text. Is that even the thing that I broke didn't actually break. Okay I didn't actually grab that extra return just happens sometimes. Okay. Actually yeah, if I turn the NZ dollars off. Yes that's what, that's what breaks. Okay so if I turn new Zealand dollars off because I've got that return included into it. Okay that return breaks this line. But without it this line tries to sneak up, watch Who know that one. So if you end up with this where one line kind of end up jumping up up when it shouldn't. Okay you might just have to make sure and go actually see this bit here you are unconditional. Okay now hopefully click off when I turn into dollars off and you're off. That's fine. Okay, that was a long winded explanation. I hope you got that. Okay, so the big difference between that and say that may be using the layers panel. Okay. You can turn things on and off in the layers. The reason we're not doing that is because we want this text to re flow, we want where the U. S. Dollars was. We want the NZ dollars to be. It kind of sucks up and flows into there now where I found this really useful. Obviously it works great retail wholesale prices versus UK. Us size ing's currency values. I've done this lots in one of the big uses for it was when I was doing some like setting up some templates for some, it was really boring work. It was insurance agencies and they underwrote a whole load of banks. Okay. But they all have the exact same policy wording. So there are banks in new Zealand so there were B and C. Had a policy wording that was exactly the same as Westpac as A N Z. And all these other banks. So what we did is we update one document and in design and what we did is where it said, hey, we the bank B NZ and hereby, I don't know, insurance speak. Okay. And all we did was highlight the word B NZ and switch it out and have Westpac next to it, next to a NZ. Next to all these other banks. Okay. And then I could just turn them on and off and we could do text amendments to this pot. Big ugly heavy going policy wording. And then when we're ready to print, okay. We just turn that went on that went off and go to file export pdf. Okay. And it would be all in that right? Banks wording okay. And the same here would turn it on and off for the other option then go file print. And it just meant we had one in design document that, you know, that looked after lots of different varieties of banks. Another use for it for me is I have teacher training notes and student training notes. It's the same in design document. Okay. But I have like, hey, this is what you should do in in design. And then at the end I have like a little teacher's note and I say teachers only specific like now is a good time to insert clever joke about in design here. Okay. And I highlighted and I make a teacher only notes. So when I'm printing the teacher notes, they get all the lame jokes that I came up with. But the students just get the regular old notes. We just got one file to deal with. All right. So that is conditional text. I hope I explained myself well in this one, I have to rewatch this one, but I feel it's okay. All right, so let's jump into the next video.

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