Open an Existing InDesign CS5 Publication - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

You may have Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 files on your hard drive that you created, saved, and then closed. To edit or view their contents, you must open these files again.

InDesign CS5 is used to create all sorts of documents, including newsletters, magazines, and even HTML pages with interactivity and videos. You can even create a document that includes hyperlinks and video and export it to PDF, or you can export XML (Extensible Markup Language). If you like, you can export XHTML and then import it into Dreamweaver to create Web pages.

Once you have created, saved, and then closed an InDesign CS5 documents (files that end with .indd), you must open them again to make additional changes to them.

  1. Choose File→Open.

    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Browse your hard drive and select a file to open.

    Select a file by clicking the document’s title. To select more than one document, press Ctrl (Cmd key on the Mac) while you click the filenames.

  3. Click the Open button to open the file.

    The file opens in the workspace.