When teaching Adobe Creative Suite classes I often hear the same two questions about InCopy.

  1. What is Adobe InCopy?
  2. Do I need to learn InCopy?

What is Adobe InCopy?

This is what Adobe explains InCopy – “A professional writing and editing solution, Adobe® InCopy® software tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® software. Enable a parallel workflow between design and editorial staff, precisely fit copy to layout, and efficiently meet editorial deadlines.” – Adobe InCopy.
To get a larger overview of Adobe InCopy in actions enjoy the video – located below the video are links for more information, resources and the InCopy WorkFlow document.

How the InCopy Workflow Works

Video presented by: Annie-Marie from http://incopysecrets.com/
Right Click Link to download the InCopy Workflow CS3 White Paper

Adobe InCopy as a Word Processor

Another great real-world example of how to use Adobe InCopy in your workflow – with a ton of really handy tools that make writing Copy much faster and easier to create and share.

I like that ability to have an InCopy document track the amount of words, as well as being able to connect with the InDesign style sheets.

Do I need to learn InCopy

For many writers, you will still want to write your copy in Microsoft Word, then place your Word document into the InCopy environment – the big tool for InCopy is the integration between InDesign and InCopy, giving the writer the ability to submit rough drafts that can be placed into the final project, while the writer makes revisions.