GREP for non-GREPpers

Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Confused about what GREP is? Are you tired of how the InDesign nerds kick sand in your face as they tease you with taunts of “negative look-behind” and “found set”? This is your session. We’re taking it slow and steady, and by the end of the session you’ll be confident that you can use basic GREP shortcuts with the best of them.

Let Erica show you what GREP does…and that it can actually be fun! She’ll demonstrate the beauty of GREP by finding patterns of text, then formatting that text with very little effort. You’ll be amazed how much this misunderstood tool can speed up production of your InDesign files. If you’ve been using GREP for a while—or if you have been too intimidated by the sound of it—this session will spark ideas for using GREP to automate your InDesign projects.

  • Find out why Erica calls this feature “Unicorns and Rainbows”
  • Amaze your friends by performing text cleanup in one go
  • Be the talk of the town when your text is styled automatically as you type
  • Realize you’re a genius by formatting stacks of pages with a single click!