One of the most common files that I work with at Moen Incorporated are Instruction Sheets (INS Sheets). Not only do I need to update the art within each step, but I also need to manage the layout of the text as well.
It is also not uncommon to re-design an INS sheet once we have translations. The reason being that I have a proof ready with English place holder text, but French & Spanish often take up more space than the English counter-part. In this case I will need to accommodate for unexpectedly larger text boxes.
2. Some of the products feature a flexible supply line that has a pattern on them. In this case, to replicate the pattern and keep the hoses flexible in the design I utilize paths with multiple strokes. For these hoses I use a path with three different strokes: one white stroke for the background, one stroke for the black outline, and another stroke containing the pattern.
3. As with all of my files I incorporate paragraph styles. I have numerous paragraph styles to fit each instance of text. In this case the list style is "based on" the standard text style. With this I can easily change the text characteristics for one style and it mirrored across all of the other styles.
4. The parts list also features a paragraph style, but in this case the paragraph style also utilizes GREP styles. With these I no longer need to manually bold the letter identifies. Instead, the paragraph style automatically un-bolds the text after a tab.