Now, once you specified the certain document layout such as this because we have customized it in different ways, there is an option up here on the right-hand side to save this as a preset. Now, the presets, well, actually show up here under the document presets menu. You can see this is currently set to custom or default. Normally set to default but because we have made changes, we now have the custom setting that we can save and that is done by very simply clicking the save preset button here on the right hand side and I am just going to call this one test post card and click OK. Now, that that is saved you can see it stored up here inside the document presets. We could go there now and choose default. You see it goes all the way back to the original letter settings. Go back again and choose test post card, it changes it to everything we just specified.
Now, we could add another one to this, just to try out some intra-measurements leading the top section as it is, let us come down here to the width and let us say we are going to do a poster of some sort, this usually is fairly large, let us say 23 inches wide, at the top key it again convert it to millimeters in this case and let us say a 31 inches height, that is a fairly standard poster dimension we have there. In this case, I would say turn of facing pages in fact, because we can probably be going on to be working on one poster design at any one time. I do not think I am going to need columns or a gutter at this point. The margins around the outside, again, it is dependent on what the design is going to like. So that could be set to anything different and the bleed and slug, I would probably leave set as they are. Once again, we could click save preset on the upper right hand side.
Let us call that one test poster and click OK and pulling up the options again at the top of the dialog box now, you can see that we can now jump between post card, poster, and all the way back to default if we want to. Now, if we were had not to choose one of those, it would open a document set to that size but I do want to show you something else regarding the presets at this point. Let us go ahead and click cancel, it will not loose any of the settings that we have just save, those are actually stored inside of InDesign’s preferences, what we are going to do is click cancel out of this dialog box, come up of to the file menu and about half-way down you will see this option that says document presets and in there you can see we have the default, the post card, and the poster that we have just created.
Now, also here we have a define option which brings up a separate dialog box allowing us to select the presets that we have already done, go into the edit option and change any of those settings that we have done over all, so that we do not have to do it through the document set up dialog. We can actually edit it very easily in here, cancel that out, we can also delete presets form once we may be get rid of the post card at this point, go ahead and click delete. It will ask you, “are you sure you want to do that?” You can click OK, but importantly here we also have a save option. So let us say, you have designed the whole bunch of presets that could be, so the template layouts for advertising that kind of thing, you could quite easily save that and then you can load them in on another machine. We are going to give that a try. What we will do is the test post that is still left here, let us get rid of that by hitting delete. Once again click OK. And now because we have nothing left, we can now go to load and we want to locate our training files which in this machine or on the desktop, hopefully you copied yours to a similar location. If you go into the project files for InDesign CS2, you will see a photo right at the top of the list called presets, and what I have done is, I have saved in here for you Berliner document presets and you can see it is save with a suffix of DCST, it is basically a document preset.
If you go ahead and hit return or enter or click the OK button, you will see all of a sud