Los Angeles InDesign User Group

Online Virtual Meeting


Story Editor or InCopy (or Both)


Thursday, January 21 2021

Pacific Time

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Networking

4:00-5:45 p.m. — Presentation



Story Editor is a feature of InDesign that displays the text of an InDesign document without any major formatting. It can be used to get to a precise location in a text stream when complex formatting such as footnotes, text anchors, embedded graphics, etc. make it difficult. InCopy, on the other hand, is a separate text editor for writers and editors to create or edit text that already is in, or will eventually make its way to, InDesign. They can be used separately or together.


In this presentation, David Creamer will introduce both Story Editor and InCopy, and describe how InDesign and InCopy can be used together for an efficient workflow with editors.


Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Story Editor
  • Introduction to InCopy
  • Getting your InDesign document ready for InCopy
  • Getting InCopy for your editors
  • Where to share your files
  • Creating Assignments
  • Using Track Changes
  • Updating text and layouts
  • Other methods for working with editors



About the Presenter


David Creamer of IDEAS is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert since 1994. IDEAS provides training on the Adobe Creative Cloud and the Adobe Technical Communication Suite. Creamer brings a rare combination of traditional and digital knowledge in publishing, graphics, and production to IDEAS’ customers. He has been an award-winning art and production director of multiple publications, including Modern Drummer and The Gourmet Retailer magazine—and has designed/produced hundreds of media projects for print, web, and video.



Free Raffles


Yes, we will still have raffles. And, for as long as we are able to do it, they're free.  You must attend the presentation to be eligible. Most prizes will be delivered electronically. The Los Angeles InDesign User Group is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.



Raffle Prizes


Amazon Fire HD8 Tablet. Value $89.99

8" HD display, 32 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card, 2 GB RAM, dual band AC WiFi, front and rear cameras.


GoProof from Oppolis Software. 3 month subscription for 2 users. Value $300.00

Proofing add-on for Adobe Creative Cloud. Version history tracks what has been changed and by whom.


Suitcase Fusion 10 from Extensis. 12 month subscription. Value $119.95.

Font management program that allows you to organize your fonts from one plane—including system fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe Typekit, Google fonts, etc.


Font Agent Pro from Insider Software. Value $99.95

Font management that allows you to organize, distribute and control your fonts.


DTP Tools Cloud for InDesign. 6 month subscription. Value $77.40

Suite of 14 different InDesign productivity tools.


Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. Value $44.00

Royalty-free, high-quality photos, videos, and illustrations.


TextExpander. 12 month subscription. Value $39.96

Create and insert snippets of text. Life Hacker version.


InDesign Magazine. 6 month subscription. Value $30.00

Monthly PDF publication devoted to InDesign how-tos, in-depth features, and quick tips.


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