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Old 01-31-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Anyone have InCopy experience?

I'm keen to introduce a more manly workflow where I work, and was hoping to introduce InCopy.

Does anyone have any real world experience using it?

I've dabbled with the trial version a bit, but need to be a bit more certain about it before recommending it.


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Old 02-15-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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Hi Norman, we use InDesign/InCopy here in our studio and I'm an ID/IC trainer and consultant....have shepherded a good # of people in various types of firms from Quark/Word to ID/IC workflows.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Old 02-22-2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks Geeky

We have a small design department of 7 people here, and we design reports for school districts and teachers. The text changes quite frequently, and we're trying to avoid the need for a designer to implement every change.

I thought we could have people in the content department use InCopy to update the docs- then design could just pass the final art before sending to print?

All sound reasonable?

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"Geeky" ... heh.

Yes, from what you describe ID/IC should work fine. The free bridge plugins that allow the 2 apps to "talk" are meant for smaller workgroups ... like 5 to 10.

You'll have to put the ID file on a server (or other mountable volume) and everyone works off of that ... the designers in ID and the editors in IC. Only one designer can have the ID file open at a time, but multiple editors can be working on the same ID file (different stories though) in IC at the same time. Also you'll want to get the doc's fonts loaded on everyone's computer. Some clients decide to move to Open Type just to make this easier on everyone.

I have an InCopy Resources page (tips, white papers, tutorials, user groups etc.) that you might find helpful in the DesignGeek Central section of my web site:
http://www.senecadesign.com/designgeek/incopy.html

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Thanks Her!

We already have docs on a server so that's no prob. I wasn't aware that the bridge plugins were free though- so that's excellent news. Font situation is all fine as well. I'll hike over to your site and have a snoop now.

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