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InDesign® CS4 Bible by Galen Gruman

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Appendix C. Using Version Cue

IN THIS APPENDIX

  • Understanding Version Cue

  • Setting up Version Cue servers

  • Working with Version Cue projects in Bridge

  • Working with Version Cue documents in InDesign

Working with a team — whether on books, magazines, ads, reports, or manuals — means you must deal with managing documents in your workflow to make sure people aren't working at cross-purposes (such as saving over each other's versions) and have access to the project files they need, wherever the files happen to be stored. In Creative Suite 2, Adobe introduced a mechanism called Version Cue, which was meant to serve those twin needs in a way that didn't care what operating system or network servers or share folders might be in use; it presented a common approach for all users and made those Windows and Mac OS X differences invisible. Adobe has continued to refine this vision in each version of Creative Suite, and CS4 carries on that tradition.

Typically, organizations develop their own version-management procedures, such as having layout artists add version numbers or dates to layout iterations, and perhaps moving files from one network-accessible folder to the next based on workflow (such as by using folders named "To Layout," "To Editor," and "To Production"). Version Cue is meant to replace that kind of do-it-yourself approach.

Note

Version Cue no longer sets up different dialog boxes for Open a File, Save, and other file-oriented dialog boxes in InDesign CS4 or other CS4 programs. You simply ...

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