Adobe InCopy Training

Build an efficient collaborative workflow with Adobe InCopy and Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InCopy trainingMost publications are created by small teams of editors and designers. These workgroups need an efficient workflow, but often they make do with a combination of Microsoft® Word, Adobe InDesign, and multiple rounds of paper proofs. These tools alone can’t provide precision collaboration, leading to delays, inefficient workarounds, and compromised quality.

Adobe InCopy is a professional writing and editing program that integrates closely with InDesign to offer collaborative workflows for any size creative team. InCopy lets writers, editors and designers work simultaneously on a single layout without overwriting each other’s work. With this efficient workflow, staff can devote more time to the quality of their work and less to the mechanics of the process. Our Adobe InCopy training will help to get you there.

How Does It Work?

Group classes can be held onsite at your location or we can arrange custom classes for small groups in our office. We also offer customized one-on-one training for individuals ($150/hr.)

Course Overview

In the Adobe InCopy training course, you will learn how to create the files that flow into Adobe InDesign® for a collaborative workflow. You’ll also learn to check articles in and out, set up templates, use track changes and create inline notes.

The 1-day Adobe InCopy training course includes the following:

Adobe InCopy:

  • Creating documents
  • Importing text files
  • Formatting text
  • Using Glyphs & Special Characters
  • Spell Check and Autocorrect
  • Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Find/Change
  • Using Text Macros
  • Working with text styles
  • Working with Tables from InDesign
  • Printing and Exporting to PDF
    Collaborative Workflow:

    • Understanding the parallel, collaborative workflow
    • Reviewing a collaborative workflow folder structure
    • Creating editorial templates
    • Checking stories in and out
    • Using the Assignments Panel
    • Updating geometry from an InDesign layout
    • Using Inline Notes & Track Changes
    • Unlinking InCopy stories



    The course is two days long, typically running from 10am to 5pm. This provides ample time for students to learn the program’s features as well as practice them at a comfortable pace.


    We offer group classes on-site at your location or we can arrange custom classes for small groups in our office. We also offer customized one-on-one training for individuals ($150/hr.)

    For more information on our training services, please contact:

    InCopy Workflow Guide


    Clients we have trained in Adobe InCopy include:

    • 1stDibs
    • American Lawyer Media
    • American Media, Inc.
    • The Daily Deal
    • Food & Wine
    • J.Crew, Inc.
    • Men’s Fitness
    • New York Magazine
    • Pearson Education
    • Scholastic, Inc.
    • Maxim Magazine
    • The Nation
    • Shape Magazine
    • Travel + Leisure
    • Yale Daily News