Learn how to load InDesign document presets in Adobe Creative Suite 2.
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Now this is very cool that we can do this, you can save as many presents as you want. The other cool thing about this is you can also import presets from other people's documents. So we are going to do that now, so we can get the right file size to continue with.
So what we will do is let's go ahead and Cancel the New Document dialog here and then come up to the File Menu and you will see about half way down it says Document Presets. Now this is where we could go ahead and choose Test Postcard which would generate a new document using the same preset.
What we are going to do though is quickly go to the Define option right here and that just brings up a list of all the presets that we currently have access to. If we come up here and select the Test Postcard, you can see there is a Save button. Now this would allow you to save out this item or any of the presets that you have selected into a file format that can be imported. But we are going to do that in a second. What we will do first though is hit Delete on this one, we do want to get rid of that. Then let's go ahead and click the Load button to find a series of presets that we can bring in.
Now clicking that has brought up the standard Load Document Presets dialog box, just the same as any other dialog box you are used to in Windows and in Mac as well. You can navigate to the Desktop and hopefully you should see your Project Files for the Creative Suite 2 there. However, new to CS2 is the ability to access something called the Adobe dialog. Now Version Cue is something we are going to look at a bit later on but very important when dealing with workflows and file management in a working environment.
There is no access to Version Cue in the standard dialog. Well, this is one of the Adobe dialog exists. If you look in the lower-left hand side of this window, you will see the button that says Use Adobe Dialog. Now I go ahead and click that, it does make the window slightly bigger but it has a few more features that we have access to. Most importantly, on the upper-left hand side here it does say, Version Cue. Now we are not going to go into that but I wanted to point out. It's one of the fastest and easiest ways to access a Version Cue workspace in any files contained within.
The other cool thing is that the main list of files it shows up here, if we come up to upper-right hand side here, we can choose to show the contents of the window as regular Details, Icons, Thumbnails, and Tiles. So I am going to go ahead and view, maybe, Thumbnails. Now we can see the folder for the Project Files, which is on my Desktop, a little bit bigger. Now if we double-click to go into that, you can see all the different file types that we have and you will see that the very first folder is a Presets folder. If you double-click that, you will see one document in there, Berliner Document Presets and the file extension is DCST, but the icon that shows up here does suggest that it is an InDesign Presets document.
So go ahead and select that and just click the Open button. You will notice immediately, a series of four extra presets now populates a list of document presets including the Berliner Brochure. That's the first one we are going to use. This is a very cool way to create and share document presets with other people that you work with. Now those are specified, all we have got to do is say OK to make sure that's saved inside of InDesign and then if we hit Ctrl+N or Command+N on the Mac to bring up the New Document dialog box again, we can go straight to the Document Preset's list here at the top, go down and choose Berliner Brochure.
So this now set up, everything is in place. We have got three columns with a 10 millimeter gutter in it, we have got specified margins around the outside and bleed at the bottom. I mean everything is taken care of here, all you have got to do is go ahead and click OK.
Now the document will appear and if this is your first time seeing an InDesign document, you will notice there is a series of colored lines that we have. We have got these more purply-blue ones around the outside. Well, this is the margin area that's been specified. We have got the column guides here and this is the gutter space that's between them. The black border around the outside is the actual page size, this is the finish size of every page in the document. The red line around the outside is the bleed area.
So we can comfortably tell elements to go up to this line and know that they will output on the final films or printed elements, that they will also be trimmed out when the document is cut down at the end.