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5 things you should do before you create a new CS3

Added on Wednesday 15th of July 2009 11:25 pm EST

Application: Adobe InDesign CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows

After installing your new Adobe Creative Suite 3 software, you’re probably anxious to get right to work. Before you do, though, you should take a little time to set up the software the way you like to work. Over the long haul, this will greatly improve your efficiency, as well as that of CS3. The following five steps are best practices for getting started in InDesign, but you can apply them to your entire CS3 workflow.

1. Take a good look
The first thing you should do is take a really good look around. When you first launch InDesign, you’re presented with an entirely redesigned welcome screen, as shown in Figure A. From here, you can easily open recent items, choose what sort of file you want to create, access a wealth of inform...