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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.
Documents in InDesign now can be opened in tabs and in fact that's the default behavior when you create a new document. They get displayed in a tabbed document interface. You can see here I have three different documents open. Two of them are just empty untitled documents. If I click on a tab, that brings that document to the front, click on another tab and so forth. You can actually change the order that the documents are listed here. If you click on a tab and drag it, so if you want them in a specific order you can just go ahead and drag their tabs and put them in the order that you want them, and then just click in back -and-forth between the tabs to bring those documents forward.
If you want, you can float any tabbed document by clicking on its tab and dragging it out into the open area here. And now that comes out as a floating window, just like they used to be. This lets you move it to an entirely different monitor or reposition on your screen or whatever it is that you want to do with this document window. One thing that does get kind of interesting about this model, if you zoom or maximize the window, it can actually end up covering your application window because that's a window in and of itself right now. So kind of a little weird experience there, but it is possible to do that.
If you really maybe want to show your client a document with really hiding all the interface, that may be one way to do it. So I am going to zoom that back down to make it back smaller. And then if I want to re-tab it with the other document windows, just drag it up to that area and you'll see that blue shading, and you can just drop it there to be re-tabbed. So tabbed documents. Pretty convenient. It's like treating InDesign like a browser where you just, instead of having a lot of floating windows by default, you can just have them all organized in one single window each to its own tab.
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