Character Styles and Layout from Word

Late last month, I wrote about paragraph styles in InDesign. Although at the beginning of that writing, I talked about how I convert marked-up copy with grep searches and why that needed to have standardized naming conventions for styles. When I finished that article, I realized I began by saying "when I first started doing layout" to introduce the marked-up copy concept, and never went into how I currently prefer receiving copy. That way? Word documents. Marked-up copy has several things that can slow down conversion to layout. Just to name a few: authors have to manually insert [bold], [h2], and other tags; an author might not close the tag correctly, which will mess up your grep queries; an author might label things like the headings incorrectly. A Word document seems to take care of all that. Continue reading “Character Styles and Layout from Word” »...
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12 for 12th: Let Me Tell You About My Character

This installment of Twelve RPG Prompts for Twelfth Month is one that I thought I wouldn't be able to write about because I run games, not play them. It's also a thing that's interesting to the person telling the story and usually isn't to anyone else. It's the one statement that every player dreads hearing: Let me tell you about my character. Let's see if you decide to keep reading after the jump. Continue reading “12 for 12th: Let Me Tell You About My Character” »...
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