Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
So there's a little Easter egg inside InDesign - it's kind of hidden away - to show you the document history or the history behind any current document you have open, and it's hidden underneath the About screen for InDesign. So on the Mac, that's under the InDesign menu. On Windows, it would be under your Help menu up here in the right. But since we are recording this on a Mac, we will do InDesign > About InDesign. This is the regular Adobe InDesign About screen where it just gives you the version number and then the credits of who is on the team and so forth. Then you just typically click and that About screen goes away.
The document history, that hidden functionality there is if you hold down the Command key on the Mac or the Ctrl key on Windows and then choose About InDesign. You get this very sparsely designed looking dialog box that gives you a lot of information about your particular document. It tells you which specific version of the application was used to create the document. It tells you what plug-ins were used. It tells you the name of the document, of course, and then how may times it's been saved, how many items are in the document, the hierarchy, the database, if you will. And then specifically here is the document history. Was the file ever crashed? Was it converted from a previous version? Did you do a Save As? Was it converted from a previous version of say QuarkXPress or Pagemaker? So you get a lot of information in this document here, including which version of the OS you were using and all sorts of the interesting things like that.
You can even save this out as a log file. So when you're troubleshooting or trying to see where this document came from accessing the document history comes in pretty handy, go and click OK to make it go away. Again, to reveal it you hold down the Command key on the Mac, Ctrl key in Windows and choose the About InDesign command from wherever that's located on the particular version of InDesign that your using. On the Mac it could be up at the InDesign menu and on Windows it will be under Help menu. I am going to click OK and there you have it, how to get your document history.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
117 Video lessons · 43569 Viewers
119 Video lessons · 54688 Viewers
65 Video lessons · 14870 Viewers
113 Video lessons · 83030 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.