Use Notes Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6

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Steps

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign CS6
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    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
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    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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    From the workspace, click on "File" in the top-left corner
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    You can move the cursor to "New" and click "Document..."
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    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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    Let's click "OK"
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    First, click "Note Tool" in the vertical toolbar on the left side of the window
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    The "Note Tool" icon looks like a sheet of paper with a folded corner. However, when you select the tool and go back to the workspace, you are unable to do anything. Note the settings at the top. You can see that you need to have "Type Tool" used. This is a capital "T" icon in the toolbar.
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    Next, click "Type tool"
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    Then, click and drag a text box
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    For more information, please refer to the video on how to use "Type Tool".
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    Next, click "Note Tool" again
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    Then, you can move the cursor to the type box that you've just created. A note icon will appear on the cursor.
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    Click the type box
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    You can start to create a note. This is useful if you are trying to communicate with other people working on the same document, especially with people working on magazines, books, and publications. You may have there quite a lot of text and images. Most importantly, "Notes Tool" makes life slightly easier by letting you work in a team by leaving notes.
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    After that, write a note in the dialogue box
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    Let's type "Hi, Bob! Do you like the image with the cheese?" This gets added.
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    To add the note, just click the cross in the corner
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    This will close the dialogue box. Inside the text area, there will be a small orange symbol, which is an indication of a note. This should remind people to open and read the note.
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    Then, you or another person can click the orange symbol in the comment box
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    The comment will be empty. There is "Note No: 2" sign that let us assume that there is the previous note as well.
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    Click the left arrow to see the previous note
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    To respond to the first note, click the right arrow
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    Type the comment
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    For example, "I love the cheese photo!"
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    Again, just click the cross icon to close the window
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    The note will be applied.
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    You can click the orange symbol again
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    You'll see that the created note is the third.
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    Click the left arrow
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    You can have some kind of conversation that way.
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    Click the cross icon to close the window
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    As we work within the text box, you can have text inside as well. You can also include notes what you've written. This tool is quite useful for big documents where a lot of people or teams participate. If more than two people work on the document, it might be more reasonable to use the "Notes Tool" instead of email to communicate. It's a very convenient way to let everyone know what's happening.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Note 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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