Work with Content Collector Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign.
    You can do it either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon once. Clicking it will bring up a list of the recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" if you see it on the list.
    InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Alternatively, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6".
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    Click "File".
    It is in the top-left corner of the window.
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    You can move the cursor to "New" and click "Document...".
    This will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". Alternatively, you can click "Open..." to open an existing document from the "File" menu as well. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and on how to open an existing document.
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    However, in this video, "Open Recent" will chosen.
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    Then, a file is clicked.
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    First, click the "Content Collector Tool" from the toolbar on the left.
    The icon looks like an arrow pointing at a basket. In the bottom-left corner of the icon, you may notice a small black triangle, which indicates that when we click and drag the icon to the right, a menu with "Content Collector Tool" and "Content Placer Tool" will be shown. The cursor will change. You can start "collecting" the images into a "basket". A long gray dialogue box will appear along the bottom of the screen, which will be where our selected images go. Imagine that this is the basket.
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    Then, simply click the objects that you want to copy.
    The image will appear in the gray menu underneath.
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    You can continue clicking images.
    The "Content Collector Tool" works like a copy tool, except for it is convenient to operate the buffer with images.
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    When you want to place the images on the layout, click the "Content Placer Tool" at the bottom-left corner of your gray basket.
    The icon for the button has an arrow coming out of the basket.
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    Then, just drag your file and place it on your canvas.
    The image will be dropped as a background layer.
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    When the basket is empty, you can click the cross.
    It is in the top-left corner of the basket.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow.
    It is at the top of the toolbar.
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    Now, you can adjust the size of and move the images by dragging them.
    Experiment with that. This is a very good tool to work with multiple photos and magazine layouts. You can easily create a gallery. The fast tool helps you to ensure that everything is uniform.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Content Collector Tool" 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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