How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign
Okay, so while we've been working we've been just ignoring these like blue lines and this little linking icon and there's lots of blue lines around the edges of the boxes and that can be a real pain when you're trying to line things up. Okay. Just doesn't look very nice. So the quick and easy way to preview and turn all that off is the W. Key just the W. Key on your keyboard next to Q. Between A. Okay, but for that to work you need to be on the black arrow. Okay if you're in the type tool you're just gonna type a W. Okay so be on the black arrow, hit w on your keyboard, look at that blue line is gone, you get to feel a bit of the space around it, you can still work in this view, you can see I can click on it, drag it around. Okay? And there's nothing stopping you work like this except sometimes it is easier to seal the blue lines. The other thing that might throw you off if you try and work in this view. Okay so I'm gonna w to go back out which is if I start typing something and I go o...
kay remember we talked on the outside to not join them up and we start typing um Mhm. Okay and watch this if I go to my black arrow and then select off it w it's gone, okay, it's still there, Okay, just w kind of hides all of that stuff. That can be one of the things to note if anything starts disappearing in this great area. It's probably just because you gotta tap w again and the other thing it does, is it going to take that as you see the bleed? Okay, I'll zoom in. Okay. Here we go. If I had w can you see the bleed gets trimmed off to give you a more of a view of like say this border because it's going to get trimmed off in the bin, remember? So it cuts that off? Um So yeah, I tap w all the time. The problem with W. Is I forget when I'm in the type two and type A. W. And I won't notice and somebody will be proof checking my work and they'll be like what's a home We and I'll pretend like I don't know somebody else did it. I know it's because I tap the W. Key and I was on the type door. Bad dan. The other thing we're going to check is the display. So mine is set by default to high quality display. I think that's a fact of the new bits of software. Okay. The new installs of the design if you're using an older one. Okay, we're going to look at this so I've got nothing selected to view. There's one called display performance. Okay. So often especially the earlier versions, I'm not sure if it's the new version or not? I'm not sure if it's settings that I've got or whether um it's remembered from my last install or whether it's actually by default now, but let's just double check. Typical display is what it used to be said as and yours might be. The problem is is that things just look a little bit gross. You can see the logo here just doesn't look very nice. You know, it's good quality because you've seen it in a different program but it's not looking good in here. The reason it's often the default for typical quality is because trying to run fast and design is trying to run quickly so it's not producing these beautiful outlined logos. Okay. And it's the same with images. So yeah, it's it's typical by default. So what we can do nothing. Selected few and crank yours up too high quality. I work in high quality all the time. Even with an 80 page document. Why? Because my machine can handle it. If you're I've got a pretty new Macbook Pro. If you're working on a really old Kredi laptop hand me hand me downs, you might find actually just can't keep up so you might manually go in and say actually I'm going to look at everything typical quality because maybe you're doing type amends and it just takes so long to scroll through all the pages. Okay, so you can switch it to typical quality if you're running Windows XP on a really old laptop that barely starts up. Okay. What you might do is you might get a view and there's another one on there that says fast display. Okay. What this will do is allow you to text amends. Super duper fast. Okay. These aren't gone. If you produce a pdf now or print it, they print find, they just kind of placeholders to make the system run really fast. If you are finding man, this is jumpy and slow switch to fast. Okay. And you can toggle between if you're working with the images. One last thing about previewing, Okay, let's say I'm going to present to somebody, say a colleague or my boss or clients. I'm going to show them my design instead of showing them this ugly version with the blue lines and all my swatches around here. Okay, what I want to do is present to them. Okay, so I could make a pdf and make a presentation, that sort of stuff, but it's actually easy to straight from in design down the bottom here of your toolbox, right down the bottom. Okay, this last one if I click and hold normal. Okay, previews the one we've been toggle in between when we had w which if I this is the long way if I click on preview, that is the exact same as sitting W Okay, so we don't want that one. This one here, we never use what we never use bleeding slug will show you like a preview but include the slug. A bleed and slug. I never use these, I use this one down the bottom here presentation. Does this. It's quite cool. It shows you know, gets rid of all the junk and just presents it nicely. Kind of like a power point presentation. And if you've got multiple pages you can use your keyboard. I only have one page but you can use your arrow keys on your keyboard and work through all your different pages like PowerPoint and you can actually add transitions between them all. We'll do that in the more advanced and design course. But yeah. Anyway, so how did I get out of that in It had escaped to get back and we are back to the ugly blue line version. W pretty. All right. That's it for this one. Let's go and make a pdf version in the next video. I'll see you there.