Place Image Files 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. 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. "Adobe InDesign CS6" 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 type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it. A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign.
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    You can check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner. This will hide the dialogue box next time.
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    From the dialogue box or from "File" on the bar at the top-left of the window, you can create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl"+"N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from the dialogue box as well. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these.
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    We skip through by clicking "Document" and then "OK".
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    First, click "File".
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    Click "Place...". You can also press "Ctrl"+"D" on the keyboard. A window will appear where you can select your file.
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    Search for the file in different folders on your computer. Then, select it.
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    Click "Open".
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    You can place the file into the document by clicking the canvas once. This will place the file at its original size.
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    If you use the cursor to draw out a rectangle before placing the file, InDesign will place the file within that rectangle.
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    You can resize and crop the file as necessary by clicking the black arrow icon, "Selection Tool".
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to place files into 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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