Open Existing Documents in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign CS6 either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    Clicking the Windows icon will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    Find and click "Adobe InDesign CS6" on the list
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    Adobe InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the start menu to begin typing "Adobe InDesign"
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
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    A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign. You can use this box to open recent documents or create new documents.
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    You can also check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner to hide the dialogue box in the future
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    For this tutorial, close the dialogue box by pressing "X" in the top right-hand corner
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    Once we're in our workspace, click "File" in the menu to the top-left of the window
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    Then, click "Open" or press "Ctrl"+"O" on the keyboard
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    A window will appear where you can find and select the file you want to open.
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    Highlight the file that you want to open by clicking it once, and then click "Open" in the bottom-right corner
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    This will open your document in a new tab.
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    Otherwise, click "File" again and hover the cursor over "Open Recent"
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    You can then click the document you need. This is relevant if you recently opened or created the file for which you are searching. Opening multiple documents will list them as tabs under the horizontal toolbar at the top of your screen.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to open an existing document in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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