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InDesign long document (print dictionary)

New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Anyone ever created a print dictionary (long doc; several hundred pages) with InDesign? I've been handed a Word doc complete with guide words in the headers. Know of any scripts that can handle that?

 

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I've created long directories (about 800-1000 pages). What in particular are you having problems with?

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Thanks for your response. I believe Peter Spier has given me the answer I need.

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I'd definitely suggest looking into Wordsflow. Don't know if that's what you're considering, linking to the word doc and all.

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Thanks for your response. I believe Peter Spier has given me the answer I need. Wordsflow sounds like something else I can use.

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Not sure what your question is, exactly, but it sounds like you might be asking about running headers that list the first and last reference words on each spread (typically called Dictionary running heads). ID has built-in variables to do that which can be based either on a paragraph style or a character style.

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This sounds like my answer. Off to the tutorials! Thanks.

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