Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Mastering the Power of Styles in InDesign

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Santa Monica Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90401



New, Later Meeting Time


You spoke and we heard you! For all of you who thought the 5:30 p.m. start just made no sense -- especially for working stiffs or those who needed to drive a ways, we have moved the meeting start time from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meetings will now end at 10 p.m.



Mastering the Power of Styles in InDesign


Our St. Patrick's Day speaker is Beverly Houwing whose topic will be "Mastering the Power of Styles in InDesign." She will show us how to accomplish challenging formatting of text by using nested styles, next style, smart text flow and -- get ready now -- GREP. This presentation will focus on automating and facilitating the application of a variety of styles from text within a paragraph and to multiple paragraphs without resorting to manually selecting portions of the text or individual paragraphs. She will also show us how to take advantage of GREP expressions to find certain pieces of text, like URLs, phone numbers, etc. and how to apply specific formatting to them. In addition -- yes, there's more -- Beverly will show us how to create a table of contents and cross reference -- both of which are dependent on the use of paragraph styles.



About Beverly Houwing


Beverly Houwing is an Adobe Certified Instructor. She worked for Adobe Systems for seven years as a Business Development Manager and Adobe Certified Expert. During that time she worked as a representative doing training and presentations at Adobe conferences, at trade shows and for large accounts. For the past ten years she has been teaching the Adobe Creative Suite applications and is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Print Specialist.


Beverly trains at Corporate Accounts, Certified Training Centers and with private individuals on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Professional. For the past four years, she has taught InDesign at UCLA Extension as part of their Design Communication Arts Certificate Program. In addition to her technical capabilities with the Adobe Creative Suite, Beverly has skills in photography, graphic design and watercolor painting. Her photography of international locations and digital image retouching has appeared in magazines and on billboards. Her digital artwork also raises money for organizations like Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS/LA), Best Friends Animal Society and other charities.



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7:00 p.m. - Meet and greet

7:30 p.m. - Welcome and announcements

7:45 p.m. - Presentation (with mid-presentation break)

9:45 p.m. - Raffles

10:00 p.m. - Goodbyes



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