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Chapter 15. Working with Adobe Bridge an... > Organizing and locating files

Organizing and locating files

Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications let you enter a wide variety of information about your documents in the File Info dialog box and in Adobe Bridge. Information added in the File Info dialog box gets embedded into a document as XMP metadata. For example, the metadata might contain a document’s title, copyright, keywords, description, properties, author, and origin. Also, any comments you add to each file version when using Version Cue, which is discussed later in this lesson, are included in the file’s metadata.

1.
Open Adobe Bridge, and click Version Cue under the Favorites tab in the upper left corner of the window.

2.
Double-click to open the Surf Company Identity project folder. All the items that are a part of this project are displayed.

3.
Locate the Stationery.ai file and right-click (Windows) or Ctrl+click (Mac OS) and from the context menu, choose Label > Red. An Adobe Bridge warning message may appear, indicating that the label information is stored as part of the document metadata. Click OK to close the dialog box. A red label band appears along the bottom of the document. Keep the Stationery.ai file selected.

Note

If the Stationery.ai file is still open, you will not be able to change the label. If the context menu for the Stationery.ai file does not display the Label option, you can perform this and the next step using the envelope.ai file instead.

4.
Choose Label > ***. An Adobe Bridge warning message may appear, indicating that the label information is stored as part of the document metadata. Click OK to close the dialog box. Three stars appear inside of the red label band along the bottom of the document.

You can use color and star labels to help identify and locate your files.

5.
Click the Unfiltered drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the Adobe Bridge window. Choose Show Red Label. Only the item labeled as red is displayed. The drop-down menu in the upper right corner now indicates that the view is being filtered—it is showing only selected items. Click the Filtered drop-down menu and choose Show All Items.

You can also use the Find command available in Adobe Bridge to locate files based upon their name, label, or other metadata. In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit > Find and enter the search criteria you wish to use.


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