Wed., Jun. 17 – Wed., Jun. 17, 2020
10:00AM – 5:00PM
tuition: $ 245
Design development for exhibitions can be demanding. If you are in exhibition design you have probably dealt with Excel and Word documents as sources. Both have pros and cons, but definitely, Word docs are trickier. This intense six-hour workshop will give you strategies and techniques to boost your productivity in both workflows. From preparing documents to producing hundreds or thousands of refined captions, what you will learn here is going to increase your productivity in many other types of projects as well.
We will build two workflows, one based on Word and the other on Excel. In both, we start by analyzing and preparing the source documents. Then we prepare the InDesign template for the "fake" or real Data Merge import. You will learn advanced Grep Styles techniques to format tagged content (italic, bold etc...) along with a toolbox of other powerful functionalities.
To validate all these techniques and strategies, we will generate 109 captions from a real exhibition with all typographic subtleties and italics in place. It may not sound as much, but with this workflow and the templates, we will build you could run thousands of captions multiple times without going nuts. In the end, you will be challenged to format a complex and typographic rich caption with a single click. Buckle up, you're in for an intense day!
These workflows are based in Word, Excel and InDesign, so you need to bring you own laptop with all these apps installed. Latest versions are preferred, but Word/Excel 2010+ and InDesign CS6+ will do. The workshop is online and very hands on, so it is recommended that you use two screens: one to watch, other to work. Mac and PC friendly.
Course Code: EXHIBITFLOW
Instructor(s): Gustavo Soares