InCopy Training Course

My name is Dan and I love teaching InCopy

I deliver InCopy training courses throughout Ireland for businesses and government agencies. I come to you with laptops or you can use my training room in central Dublin. Together we’ll find a date and course outline that will help you love InCopy as much as I love teaching it.

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InCopy Intro (1 day)

When a team produces print and web content, even the smallest change can ripple through your workflow to create unpredictable results. Imagine you’ve had a last minute copywriting change and you want to update the text in a design – but your page layout is being worked on in InDesign by another person.

Adobe InCopy lets you continue to make changes to text (and typefaces and so much more) without destroying the InDesign layout. Writers, editors and designers can work together, simultaneously, on the same project, and InCopy handles the updates.

If you’re tired of the limitations importing from Word can impose, and if you need a flexible workflow that allows constant updates and changes (without blowing your deadline or blowing up your layout) then my Adobe InCopy training is the missing link in your pipeline.

I’ve got the interactive training, for teams or one on one, that you need to understand InCopy. I can not only show you how to use it, I can show you how to integrate it with InDesign. My training is real world, and with take home notes and a year of email support, you’re going to solve one of the greatest bottlenecks in your content creation.

Who should attend

This InCopy training is typically aimed at writers, subs & editors. No previous InCopy or InDesign experience is needed.

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    • Exploring the traditional linear workflow
    • Exploring a parallel workflow with InCopy
    • The rewards of moving to InCopy
    • The challenges of moving to InCopy
    • Basic Workflows
    • Workflow overview
    • Project organisation on the serve
    • Defining usernames and colours
    • Understanding stories and frames
    • Making stories editable from InDesign
    • Editing workflow stories in InCopy
    • Checking stories in and out
    • Completing a project in InDesign
    • The InCopy Interface
    • The three main views of a file
    • Default panels and toolbars
    • Panel management
    • Document navigation
    • InCopy Editing Essentials
    • The Assignments panel
    • Editing in Layout view
    • Editing in Story or Galley view
    • Customizing the view in Story and Galley
    • Copy fitting your text
    • Inserting special characters Importing text
    • Working with read-only layouts
    • Formatting Text with InCopy
    • Applying styles for copy fit
    • Applying local character formatting
    • Applying local paragraph formatting
    • Useful InCopy Tools
    • Checking spelling
    • Changing the language
    • Thesaurus
    • Find/Change
    • Auto correct
    • Text macros
    • Using inline notes
    • Tracking Changes in InCopy
    • Track Changes overview
    • Setting up and using Track Changes
    • Customising the markup
    • Accepting and rejecting changes
    • Working with Images in InCopy
    • InCopy images overview
    • Using the Position tool
    • Using the Object menu
    • Importing and replacing images
    • Inserting images into the story
    • Working with Tables in InCopy
    • Creating and modifying tables
    • Formatting tables
    • Placing Word or Excel tables
    • Using InCopy in Standalone Mode
    • Creating new InCopy documents
    • Creating InCopy templates
    • Opening linked InCopy stories directly
    • Opening Word files in InCopy
    • Outputting Projects from InCopy
    • Exporting stories
    • Exporting layouts to PDF
    • Exporting galleys and stories to PDF
    • Printing from InCopy
    • Managing Workflows from InDesign
    • Exporting stories from the layout
    • Working with the Assignments panel
    • Working with stories in the Links panel
    • Fixing links to renamed or deleted stories
    • Editing and updating stories in the layout
    • Using inline notes in InDesign
    • Placing standalone InCopy files
    • Closing out of a project
    • Layout workflow overview


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My rate is €700 per day.

*There can be travel costs if you require training outside of Dublin.


What you get

  • A full set of training notes.
  • 12 months of email support.
  • Completion certificate.
  • Irelands best InCopy trainer!


Class size

Classes should be between 1 and 9 learners.


Dates are flexible. If you give me an idea of timing I can email you my available dates.


“Thanks alot Dan for your enthusiasm and patience.  We had staff at varying levels of confidence and you really tailored the class to suit every individual.  You held our attention and really made sure that everyone understood what you were teaching. “- Sharleen Kingi (Napier City Council)