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Opening Files

To open an InDesign file, choose Open from the File menu, double-click on the file on the desktop, or drag the file’s icon onto the application icon. You can also open QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents with InDesign (see Appendix A and B). When opening InDesign files you can select from three options in the Open dialog box (see Figure 14-2).

  • Open Normal. This is the default option and the one you’ll use when you just want to edit an existing file. If you open a file saved as a template (see below), this option opens a new, Untitled document based on the template.

  • Open Original. Use this option to open and edit a template file itself, instead of opening an Untitled file based on the template.

  • Open Copy. With this option you can use any document as a starting point for a new document. To achieve the same result in QuarkXPress, you’d need to manually duplicate a document and then open it.


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