Learn the fundamentals of opening and saving, the difference between documents and templates, and how to save for backward compatibility.
- [Voiceover] Here's how to open…and save InDesign documents.…There are some different options.…What I'm looking at right now is called…the Start screen.…In earlier versions of InDesign,…this was called the Welcome screen.…And it looks slightly different.…And from the Start screen,…you can open a recent document.…You can open a new document.…You can click on the Open button…and navigate to a document within your folders.…Here's a list of my recent documents.…Now many people, especially long-time users of InDesign,…prefer not to use the Start screen.…
And in fact, you can come to your Preferences,…your general Preferences.…Now, if you're a Windows user,…your Preferences will be under the Edit menu,…right at the bottom.…And you can say, "Don't show me the Start screen."…Or you can just ignore it as I'm going to do now.…We also have a list of recent documents…on this flyout menu.…So I'll choose Open…and I'm going to go to my exercise files folder…and open the food article document.…
If I make changes to a document,…and I'm now going to just select that picture…
Author and designer Nigel French explains how to set up an "editorial workspace" that puts the tools you need most at close reach. He then moves on to selecting and editing text in InDesign: changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists, and inserting breaks. He also shows how to use the Story Editor, Notes, and the Track Changes feature, and explains how InDesign documents are constructed, so that you can edit them with more confidence.
- Opening and saving InDesign documents
- Creating an editorial workspace
- Using guides and nonprinting visual aids
- Selecting and editing text
- Changing case
- Accessing special characters
- Working with bulleted and numbered lists
- Checking spelling
- Working with Notes and Track Changes
- Understanding the underlying structure of an InDesign file
- Controlling text breaks
Skill Level Beginner
Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Timewith Mignon Fogarty10m 8s Appropriate for all
1. The InDesign Environment
2. Editing Text
3. Editorial Panels and Features
4. How InDesign Documents Are Constructed
5. Controlling Text Breaks
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