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Now depending on how you customize this window, we can also save work spaces inside of Bridge. So let us say we just pull this back a little bit more and maybe we decide that in this case the Metadata is not so important but the information that we see in the preview is we could scale that quite happily to a larger size. We could then come down to the slider and just reduce the over-all size of our previous so that we could at least, maybe, see 50 or 60 in one go. What we could then do is come to the Window menu at the top here and just like we did in InDesign, choose Workspace, go ahead and save that Workspace. And what I am going to do in this case is just call it Test. We may not use it or keep it for the future, but importantly, this one also gives you access to keyboard shortcuts. It is slightly different to the way it was set up inside of InDesign. You can choose in this case the command key which is more than likely set to the control key on the PC and then you can choose whichever keyboard shortcut you wish to use at the time. Like I said, I am not sure we are going to use that at this point, but go ahead and hit save just to know that it is stored and what we can then do is go back to the Window menu, come down to Workspace and there we can see the test one at the bottom.
Now, you will see there are defaults already in here. There is a Lightbox setting, a File Navigator, one that focuses purely on the Metadata on the lower left-hand side and then also a one that is optimized for the Filmstrip view that we saw. So really, anyone of these that you feel comfortable using is totally fine by me.
What we might do just for a second is revert back to the default workspace just for a minute. So go ahead and choose that or feel free to use the keyboard shortcut as well. And what we will take a look at is the way that we can organize our files individually and also rank them in order of importance. To do this, let us come back across to the favorite section on the left again and choose our Project Files of InDesign CS2 so it sends us back to the main directory. Once again, let us press COMMAND T or CTRL T on the PC to go back to Thumbnail view and then what we will do is open the folder called InDesign Files which is right here on the top of this preview. Just double click that to go in and then come down to the bottom of the window and change the preview size. Now, the reason I am showing you this feature is to point out that we are currently seeing previews of all of the InDesign files that come inside these folders. Remember when we set up our preferences there was that option to save a preview image of up to 512 pixels square with every InDesign file. Well, that is exactly what we are seeing here, we are seeing the preview of each one of these documents. So, even if we scale these images out very, very large, 512 pixels will actually get us quite a long way in seeing the great quality of our images. But these are not images. These are InDesign documents.
So it is very cool to know that we can find the document easily not so much by name now but simply by looking at it and saying “that is the design I was working on yesterday, that is the one I need to access now”. Now I am just going to change the preview size again down a little bit so we see a few more of the files and if we go ahead and select one of them, maybe this double page brochure we see here at the top called Architecture InDesign. To select that, you come up the Label menu at the top of the screen. We have two options; we can rate a file depending on whether we think it is more important or less important so maybe we think this design is great. This maybe, just going to give it a four-star review and what Adobe Bridge will do the first time is it going to give us a warning saying the labels and ratings are stored in XMP metadata. If a file does not have a method to store the XMP, that will be stored only in the Bridge cache. If you are okay with that, which in this case is definitely going to be the option, just go ahead and say “don’t show again” because we know w