Save a Document in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    If you see "Adobe InDesign" on the list, then click it
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    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 screen and manually type "Adobe InDesign"
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    Click "Adobe InDesign" to open it
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    This dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign. Refer to other VisiHow videos to see how to create or open a document.
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    In this video, "Document" and "OK" are clicked from the dialogue box
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    This will create a new document.
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    First, we click "File"
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    We will have several options.
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    Click "Save" or press "Ctrl" + "S"
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    This will overwrite the document file. It is not recommended to use it if you do not have a back-up copy of the file.
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    You can click "Save a Copy..." or press "Alt" + "Ctrl" +"S"
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    However, if you do want to overwrite the document, use "Save".
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    You can click "Save As..." or press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "S"
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    You can use "Save As..." so that you do not to overwrite your original document.
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    A pop-up box will appear where you can select the folder where you want to save the document
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    Click the folder. In this video, "Desktop" is clicked.
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    In "File name", type a name for the document
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    Let's type "Test Document", for example.
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    Then, click the "Save as type" drop-down menu below the name
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    Select a type by clicking it
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    You can choose three options:
    • "InDesign CS6 document", which is the default option that allows you to save your document so it can be reopened and edited in the future by the current or future versions of InDesign;
    • "InDesign CS6 template": the template works in the same way as the document. This is especially useful if you have a layout or plan saved that you use often;
    • "InDesign CS4 or later (IDML)", which allows the file to be opened and edited in older versions of InDesign.
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    Click "Save"
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