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Chapter 7. Importing and Exporting > File Info and Metadata

File Info and Metadata

Metadata (which literally means “data about data”) isn’t a new thing. Photoshop’s File Info dialog box has allowed you to add metadata such as captions, copyright info, and routing or handling instructions for years. But the Adobe Creative Suite applications are beginning to incorporate metadata features more seriously now (based on the open standard XMP structure, which is based on XML, if you care). Metadata can be almost any kind of information about your file, and it travels invisibly behind the scenes with the file as it moves from machine to machine. We think you’ll find that the more time you take to add metadata to your files now, the happier you’ll be in the long run.

Adding Metadata to InDesign Files

You can add metadata to an InDesign files by selecting File Info from the File menu. The File Info dialog box contains several panels of fields and pop-up menus, though you’ll likely just use the Description panel most of the time. Some panels—such as Camera Data 1 and 2—aren’t applicable to InDesign documents at all. See Real World Photoshop CS for more information on image-related metadata.


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