Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video 3. Discovering a document's history, part of InDesign: 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Files.
Did you know that every InDesign document retains a history of itself? …I found an old document that has had a long and colorful history and I put it inside…the Exercise Files in Chapter 03. If you don't have the exercise files,…just open up any document that's been around for a while.…So I'm going to go to File > Open and in the Exercise Files for this third video, …select Old catalog.indd and click Open. Now you are going to get a…little alert saying that you are missing a plug-in, but that's okay. Just click OK.…
And you'll probably have some missing fonts. That's perfectly fine as well,…because we are really not interested in the fonts or the graphics or anything…like that. It's just a little three page document.…The history of every document is saved in a secret dialog box and you can get there…by holding down the Command key on the Mac or Ctrl key on the Windows and…on the Mac select About InDesign, which you'll find under the InDesign menu.…On the PC you'll find it under the Help menu.…
- Using a document's history to work through problems
- Creating a test user account to check for conflicts with other user settings
- Round-tripping a file to work out specific issues
- Locating and disabling third-party plug-ins to reset InDesign