Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Regular Meeting



Building Books and Other Long Documents


Thursday, June 18, 2015

7-10 p.m.

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys, California 91401




Nigel French Returns


Back in 2013 a world-renown graphic designer based in Brighton on the south coast of England spoke on "A Media Synthesis with InDesign at the Center" to the second largest crowd in LAIDUG's history. That designer is crossing the pond again in June and we've snagged him.



Meeting Topic: Building Books and Other Long Documents


Learn efficient techniques, elegant solutions, and insider hacks for creating beautiful books and long documents—and without taking years off your life expectancy. Whether you’re building a catalog, a magazine, a proposal, a textbook, or a novel, you’ll want to master these skills!


  • It’s all about the planning—building robust documents with master pages, styles, layers, and a flexible layout grid
  • Advanced Styles—nested, sequential, GREP, and object
  • Keep it live—page and section markers, variables, captions, and cross-references.
  • The age-old debate: Libraries or Snippets?
  • Building an attractive Table of Contents



About the Presenter


Nigel French is a graphic designer, author, artist, and trainer based in the feisty town of Lewes, East Sussex, UK. He is author of InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, published in its third edition by Adobe Press, and more than 30 titles in the lynda.com online training library. He also writes a type-related column for InDesign Magazine. His website is www.nigelfrench.com—one of these days he will update it.



Los Angeles Valley College


The exact building and room at Los Angeles Valley College where the meeting will be held will be announced later. Watch this space, our Facebook page, or your email. Parking, by the way, is free and plentiful.



Farthest Attendee


The person who travels the farthest specifically to attend the meeting will receive a brand new product from Insider Software­—Expo Creative Asset Manager for Mac, a product worth $149. (We may have to check your driver's license to verify.) For more information on this new product go here.





  • eDocker CREATE! 6 month subscription. Value $774.00
  • Adobe Creative Cloud. 12 month subscription. Value $599.88
  • Stock Layouts. Full access to Stock Layout template library. 3 month subscription. Value $299.00
  • Markzware. Any single product. 12 month subscription. Value $199.00
  • Font Agent Pro 6 from Insider Software. Value $99.95
  • InMotion Hosting. Web hosting and free domain. Value $90.00
  • Fotolia. 3 month subscription. 5 images per month. Value $50.00
  • O'Reilly Media. Ebook. Value to $50.00
  • TypeDNA. Font management software. Value $49.00
  • Digital-Tutors. 1 month subscription. Value $29.00 (two raffles)
  • LA Web Professionals meeting tickets. Value $7.99 (four raffles)





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