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In InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts, Adobe product manager and designer Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every InDesign user must know. From placing multiple images to the hidden power of Quick Apply, each one of these videos covers an important topic, and includes just the right amount of information to make anyone a true InDesign power user. InDesign users are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to do everything, and this course offers just what they're looking for. Exercise files accompany the course.
There is a pretty convenient shortcut for creating new documents and avoiding the New Document dialog box. But there is a little bit of setup along the way before you can use this shortcut. So let's do the setup. I am going to create a new document from the Welcome Screen here. You'll notice that there is a Document Preset menu up here at the top, and it's currently set to Default. The default setting is Letter, Vertical Orientation with Facing Pages turned on. I am going to go ahead and turn Facing Pages off, make it a wide aspect ratio, and let's save this with a different preset name. We'll go ahead and call it Demo.
After we click the Save Preset button, go ahead and click OK. Now, my current Document Preset has been changed to Demo and it captured all the settings down below. I am going to go ahead and click OK. Now, we are working on this document, we are doing whatever. Tomorrow, 15 minutes from now, whatever, you want to create a brand new document using the exact same settings from that preset that it's currently chosen in the Document dialog. If I did Command+N or Ctrl+N, that would open the dialog. I want to skip that. So Command+Option+N, Ctrl+Alt+N will give you a brand new document, but skip the dialog box.
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