Now there are other things to bear in mind when opening InDesign documents as well. Go ahead and close this particular document down and then press command O or Ctrl O on the PC to bring up the Open dialog box and again inside the Project Files, there is a folder called InDesign files and a whole bunch of files for us to choose from and we are going to select the one at the top here. It is called 16-Page Magazine.indt. Remember this is an InDesign template.
Now I am just going to select it for a second because there is an option here inside the dialog box which is very important. That is down here and it says Open Normal, Open Original or Open Copy. In this case, because we are dealing with a template, we are really only the first to apply. If we choose Open Normal and just hit Return or Enter or click the OK dialog, it will open up a 16-page document. You can have a look in your Pages palette there and see all of those. They are all set with automatic page numbering in very specific layout, but you can see this is a template and it is opened as Untitled-5. Whenever you open an InDesign template using the normal setting, you will open it as a blank, fresh document. So if you did decide to save this, it will ask you to rename it and not automatically overwrite the original template document. Well, go ahead again and close this document down, go back to the open dialog box, select the same template and this time, select the Open Original. You press return or enter, click OK. That will open up exactly the same document, but you will see importantly at the top here, it says 16-page Magazine.indt plus a small icon has appeared here suggesting that we have a document opened that we are working on. The other one was blank because it had not actually been saved yet.
So if we made changes to this document and hit command S or Ctrl S to save it, it would overwrite the original template. So you will only use this command if you are making changes to the template that everyone else will then be using. Now you can close this file down once more, go back to the File Open dialog box and any other documents, let us maybe choose Broadsheet cover right here. This is just the standard InDesign document and again, we have similar choices. We can open normal which will open the original. Original in this case is exactly the same as normal, but Open Copy would allow us to open another version of this one and then save it with a different name.
So you have these different options available whether you are opening an InDesign document or an InDesign template.