ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2020.

GREP: The Secret Productivity Weapon

Wednesday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

GREP is one of the most important features in InDesign, and sadly it’s one of the least used! In this half-day session, we’ll get you up to speed (from zero to 60!) with this amazing tool for finding, changing, and formatting text patterns.

Erica will share some in-depth GREP expressions to put into your SuperDesigner’s toolkit. When it comes to automating text in your InDesign documents, using GREP can give you that boost you need to improve your accuracy, consistency, and productivity. We’ll look at some design samples and learn—among other things—how to:

  • Find a range of characters
  • Find all of specific category, such as currency
  • Learn how to master the lookaround
  • Automatically style fractions, figures, and recurring product names

Plus, learn why Erica calls this feature “unicorns and rainbows”!