Bookflow Online with Gustavo Soares

Bookflow Online with Gustavo Soares

Cost: $245.00

Mon., Jun. 15 – Mon., Jun. 15, 2020
10:00AM – 5:00PM 
tuition: $ 245 
location: Online 


Design development often eats up a big chunk of our time. In book design, this can get quite painful if you have long or messy documents and complex typography ahead. This six-hour workshop will cover a workflow anchored in Planning, Style Mapping, Grep, Grep Styles, Scripts and other powerful InDesign functionalities that result in hundreds, if not thousands, of spot-on typographic pages designed in less than a day.

Firstly you will learn a "divide and conquer" strategy to prepare and handle virtually any kind of Word document for the workflow with ease. Then we will explore basic and advanced style mapping; footnote, endnote and side note setups; chained cleaning routines with Grep; automatically refined micro-typography with Grep Styles and other simple yet powerful paragraph style attributes. You will also be introduced to using scripts in InDesign – as it is not possible to reach this speed with accuracy by hand. But it's straightforward, you will see.

To put this workflow to the test, we will use a real production Word document from Penguin/Companhia das Letras to do the design development of the whole book, more than 500 pages, in a couple of minutes. All with precise styling and micro-typography already in place.

The workflow is based in Word and InDesign, so you need to have both installed. Latest versions are preferred, but Word 2010+ and InDesign CS6+ will do fine. 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: BookFlow

Instructor(s): Gustavo Soares

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.