Adobe Bridge/Version Cue User Guide

Adobe Bridge/Version Cue User Guide
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Contents
Chapter 1: Getting started
Adobe Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Resources
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What’s new
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Chapter 2: Adobe Bridge
Working with Adobe Bridge
Workspace
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Viewing and managing files
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Working with images and dynamic media
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Run automated tasks with Adobe Bridge
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Metadata and keywords
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Using Version Cue with Adobe Bridge
Start a meeting with Adobe Bridge
Chapter 3: Adobe Version Cue
Working with Adobe Version Cue
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Working with the Version Cue Server
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Working with Version Cue projects
Working with files in Version Cue
Version Cue versions
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Editing and synchronizing offline files
Version Cue Server Administration
Version Cue PDF reviews
Troubleshooting
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Chapter 4: Adobe Bridge keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Chapter 5: Adobe Version Cue keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Index
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Chapter 1: Getting started
Before you begin working with your software, take a few moments to read an overview of Adobe® Help and of the
many resources available to users. You have access to instructional videos, plug-ins, templates, user communities,
seminars, tutorials, RSS feeds, and much more.
Adobe Help
Adobe Help resources
Documentation for your Adobe software is available in a variety of formats.
In-product and LiveDocs Help
In-product Help provides access to all documentation and instructional content available at the time the software
ships. It is available through the Help menu in your Adobe software.
LiveDocs Help includes all the content from in-product Help, plus updates and links to additional instructional
content available on the web. For some products, you can also add comments to the topics in LiveDocs Help. Find
LiveDocs Help for your product in the Adobe Help Resource Center, at www.adobe.com/go/documentation.
Most versions of in-product and LiveDocs Help let you search across the Help systems of multiple products. Topics
may also contain links to relevant content on the web or to topics in the Help of another product.
Think of Help, both in the product and on the web, as a hub for accessing additional content and communities of
users. The most complete and up-to-date version of Help is always on the web.
PDF documentation
The in-product Help is also available as a PDF that is optimized for printing. Other documents, such as installation
guides and white papers, may also be provided as PDFs.
All PDF documentation is available through the Adobe Help Resource Center, at www.adobe.com/go/documentation. To see the PDF documentation included with your software, look in the Documents folder on the installation
or content DVD.
Printed documentation
Printed editions of the in-product Help are available for purchase in the Adobe Store, at www.adobe.com/go/store.
You can also find books published by Adobe publishing partners in the Adobe Store.
A printed workflow guide is included with all Adobe Creative Suite® 3 products, and stand-alone Adobe products
may include a printed getting started guide.
Using Help in the product
In-product Help is available through the Help menu. After you start the Adobe Help Viewer, click Browse to see Help
for additional Adobe products installed on your computer.
These Help features facilitate cross-product learning:
• Topics may contain links to the Help systems of other Adobe products or to additional content on the web.
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• Some topics are shared across two or more products. For instance, if you see a Help topic with an Adobe
Photoshop® icon and an Adobe After Effects® icon, you know that the topic either describes functionality that is
similar in the two products or describes cross-product workflows.
• You can search across the Help systems of multiple products.
If you search for a phrase, such as “shape tool,” enclose it in quotation marks to see only those topics that include all
the words in the phrase.
Accessibility features
Adobe Help content is accessible to people with disabilities such as mobility impairments, blindness, and low vision.
In-product Help supports these standard accessibility features:
• The user can change text size with standard context-menu commands.
• Links are underlined for easy recognition.
• If link text doesn’t match the title of the destination, the title is referenced in the Title attribute of the Anchor tag.
For example, the Previous and Next links include the titles of the previous and next topics.
• Content supports high-contrast mode.
• Graphics without captions include alternate text.
• Each frame has a title to indicate its purpose.
• Standard HTML tags define content structure for screen reading or text-to-speech tools.
• Style sheets control formatting, so there are no embedded fonts.
Keyboard shortcuts for Help toolbar controls (Windows)
Back button Alt+left arrow
Forward button Alt+right arrow
Print Ctrl+P
About button Ctrl+I
Browse menu Alt+down arrow or Alt+up arrow to view Help for another application
Search box Ctrl+S to place cursor in Search box
Keyboard shortcuts for Help navigation (Windows)
• To move between panes, press Ctrl+Tab (forward) and Shift+Ctrl+Tab (backward).
• To move through and outline links in a pane, press Tab (forward) or Shift+Tab (backward).
• To activate an outlined link, press Enter.
• To make text bigger, press Ctrl+equal sign.
• To make text smaller, press Ctrl+hyphen.
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Resources
Adobe Video Workshop
The Adobe Creative Suite 3 Video Workshop offers over 200 training videos covering a wide range of subjects for
print, web, and video professionals.
You can use the Video Workshop to learn about any Creative Suite 3 component. Many videos show you how to use
Adobe applications together.
When you start the Video Workshop, you choose the products you want to learn and the subjects you want to view.
You can see details about each video to focus and direct your learning.
Community of presenters
With Creative Suite 3, Adobe Systems invited the community of its users to share their expertise and insights. Adobe
and lynda.com present tutorials, tips, and tricks from leading designers and developers such as Joe Lowery, Katrin
Eismann, and Chris Georgenes. You can see and hear Adobe experts such as Lynn Grillo, Greg Rewis, and Russell
Brown. In all, over 30 product experts share their knowledge.
Tutorials and source files
The Video Workshop includes training for novices and experienced users. You’ll also find videos on new features
and key techniques. Each video covers a single subject and typically runs about 3 to 5 minutes. Most videos come
with an illustrated tutorial and source files, so you can print out detailed steps and try the tutorial on your own.
Using Adobe Video Workshop
You can access Adobe Video Workshop using the DVD included with your Creative Suite 3 product. It’s also available
online at www.adobe.com/go/learn_videotutorials. Adobe regularly adds new videos to the online Video Workshop,
so check in to see what’s new.
Adobe Bridge CS3 videos
Adobe Video Workshop covers a wide range of subjects for Adobe Bridge CS3, including these:
• Understanding Bridge
• Searching, sorting, and filtering in Bridge
• Applying keywords and adding metadata
• Rating images and documents
Videos also show you how to use Bridge CS3 with other Adobe products:
• Using Adobe Stock Photos
• Using Bridge in a design workflow
• Using Bridge in a photography workflow
• Using Bridge for a web workflow
To access Adobe Creative Suite 3 video tutorials, visit Adobe Video Workshop at
www.adobe.com/go/learn_videotutorials.
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Version Cue CS3 videos
Adobe Video Workshop covers many subjects for Adobe Version Cue® CS3, including these:
• Using Version Cue
• Managing Version Cue files
• Setting up Version Cue Server
• Using Version Cue in a workgroup
To access Adobe Creative Suite 3 video tutorials, visit Adobe Video Workshop at
www.adobe.com/go/learn_videotutorials.
Extras
You have access to a wide variety of resources that will help you make the most of your Adobe software. Some of
these resources are installed on your computer during the setup process; additional helpful samples and documents
are included on the installation or content DVD. Unique extras are also offered online by the Adobe Exchange
community, at www.adobe.com/go/exchange.
Installed resources
During software installation, a number of resources are placed in your application folder. To view those files, navigate
to the application folder on your computer.
• Windows®: [startup drive]\Program files\Adobe\Adobe [application]
• Mac OS®: [startup drive]/Applications/Adobe [application]
The application folder may contain the following resources:
Plug-ins Plug-in modules are small software programs that extend or add features to your software. Once installed,
plug-in modules appear as options in the Import or Export menu; as file formats in the Open, Save As, and Export
Original dialog boxes; or as filters in the Filter submenus. For example, a number of special effects plug-ins are
automatically installed in the Plug-ins folder inside the Photoshop CS3 folder.
Presets Presets include a wide variety of useful tools, preferences, effects, and images. Product presets include
brushes, swatches, color groups, symbols, custom shapes, graphic and layer styles, patterns, textures, actions,
workspaces, and more. Preset content can be found throughout the user interface. Some presets (for example,
Photoshop Brush libraries) become available only when you select the corresponding tool. If you don’t want to create
an effect or image from scratch, go to the preset libraries for inspiration.
Templates Template files can be opened and viewed from Adobe Bridge, opened from the Welcome Screen, or
opened directly from the File menu. Depending on the product, template files range from letterheads, newsletters,
and websites to DVD menus and video buttons. Each template file is professionally constructed and represents a
best-use example of product features. Templates can be a valuable resource when you need to jump-start a project.
Samples Sample files include more complicated designs and are a great way to see new features in action. These files
demonstrate the range of creative possibilities available to you.
Fonts Several OpenType® fonts and font families are included with your Creative Suite product. Fonts are copied to
your computer during installation:
• Windows: [startup drive]\Windows\Fonts
• Mac OS X: [startup drive]/Library/Fonts
For information about installing fonts, see the Read Me file on the installation DVD.
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DVD content
The installation or content DVD included with your product contains additional resources for use with your
software. The Goodies folder contains product-specific files such as templates, images, presets, actions, plug-ins, and
effects, along with subfolders for Fonts and Stock Photography. The Documentation folder contains a PDF version
of the Help, technical information, and other documents such as specimen sheets, reference guides, and specialized
feature information.
Adobe Exchange
For more free content, visit www.adobe.com/go/exchange, an online community where users download and share
thousands of free actions, extensions, plug-ins, and other content for use with Adobe products.
Bridge Home
Bridge Home, a new destination in Adobe Bridge CS3, provides up-to-date information on all your Adobe Creative
Suite 3 software in one convenient location. Start Adobe Bridge, then click the Bridge Home icon at the top of the
Favorites panel to access the latest tips, news, and resources for your Creative Suite tools.
Note: Bridge Home may not be available in all languages.
Adobe Design Center
Adobe Design Center offers articles, inspiration, and instruction from industry experts, top designers and Adobe
publishing partners. New content is added monthly.
You can find hundreds of tutorials for design products and learn tips and techniques through videos, HTML
tutorials, and sample book chapters.
New ideas are the heart of Think Tank, Dialog Box, and Gallery:
• Think Tank articles consider how today’s designers engage with technology and what their experiences mean for
design, design tools, and society.
• In Dialog Box, experts share new ideas in motion graphics and digital design.
• The Gallery showcases how artists communicate design in motion.
Visit Adobe Design Center at www.adobe.com/designcenter.
Adobe Developer Center
Adobe Developer Center provides samples, tutorials, articles, and community resources for developers who build
rich Internet applications, websites, mobile content, and other projects using Adobe products. The Developer Center
also contains resources for developers who develop plug-ins for Adobe products.
In addition to sample code and tutorials, you'll find RSS feeds, online seminars, SDKs, scripting guides, and other
technical resources.
Visit Adobe Developer Center at www.adobe.com/go/developer.
Customer support
Visit the Adobe Support website, at www.adobe.com/support, to find troubleshooting information for your product
and to learn about free and paid technical support options. Follow the Training link for access to Adobe Press books,
a variety of training resources, Adobe software certification programs, and more.
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Downloads
Visit www.adobe.com/go/downloads to find free updates, tryouts, and other useful software. In addition, the Adobe
Store (at www.adobe.com/go/store) provides access to thousands of plug-ins from third-party developers, helping
you to automate tasks, customize workflows, create specialized professional effects, and more.
Adobe Labs
Adobe Labs gives you the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging technologies and products from
Adobe.
At Adobe Labs, you have access to resources such as these:
• Prerelease software and technologies
• Code samples and best practices to accelerate your learning
• Early versions of product and technical documentation
• Forums, wiki-based content, and other collaborative resources to help you interact with like-minded developers
Adobe Labs fosters a collaborative software development process. In this environment, customers quickly become
productive with new products and technologies. Adobe Labs is also a forum for early feedback, which the Adobe
development teams use to create software that meets the needs and expectations of the community.
Visit Adobe Labs at www.adobe.com/go/labs.
User communities
User communities feature forums, blogs, and other avenues for users to share technologies, tools, and information.
Users can ask questions and find out how others are getting the most out of their software. User-to-user forums are
available in English, French, German, and Japanese; blogs are posted in a wide range of languages.
To participate in forums or blogs, visit www.adobe.com/communities.
What’s new
What’s new in Adobe Bridge CS3
New Adobe Bridge CS3 (2.1) features
Hierarchical keywords Keywords can be organized into hierarchical categories consisting of parent keywords and
child keywords (called sub keywords). You can expand and collapse these categories. If you want a parent keyword
to be used for structural purposes only (similar to the keyword sets in Bridge 2.0), place the keyword in brackets,
such as [Names]. When applying keywords to files, you can Shift-click a sub keyword to apply the parent keywords
as well. A Metadata preferences option lets you change this behavior so that selecting a child keyword automatically
selects parent keywords.
Additional keyword enhancements In the box at the bottom of the Keywords panel, you can type the name of the
keyword you’re looking for, which highlights related keywords. You can also use this box to create keywords.
You can import tab-indented text files exported from other applications such as Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom™. You
can also export Bridge keywords as text files.
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New media playback settings The new Playback panel in the Preferences dialog box lets you play video and audio
files automatically in the Preview panel when you click a media file. You can also change preference settings to loop
video and audio files for continuous play.
The Stack Playback Framerate option in the Bridge 2.0 Thumbnails preferences panel appears in the Playback preferences panel in Bridge 2.1.
Color management for thumbnails The Advanced preferences option in Bridge 2.0 that lets you turn on color
management is no longer available in Bridge 2.1. Instead, the thumbnail quality determines whether color-profile
settings are used. High-quality thumbnails use color-profile settings, while quick thumbnails do not. Use Thumbnails preferences to determine thumbnail quality.
Improved cache management The cache stores thumbnail and metadata information to improve performance when
you view thumbnails or search for files. Bridge 2.1 gives you more control over your cache size. The cache preference
settings are moved from the Advanced panel to a new Cache panel. You can use this new preferences panel to make
the cache size larger or smaller, and you can use the new Compact Cache button to optimize cache (which purges
previously cached items that are no longer available). Older cached items may be purged when you exit Bridge if the
cache size is near the limit you’ve specified.
Workspace buttons If you change a workspace in Bridge 2.0, click a different workspace button, and then click the
first button, the workspace returns to its default state. In Bridge 2.1, clicking the first button leaves the changes intact.
You can Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) a button to reset the associated workspace to its default
settings.
Minor Loupe tool enhancements The loupe remains in place when you’re selecting single items by clicking or using
the arrow keys. The loupe window is dismissed when you’re selecting quickly or if the next item cannot be part of
the loupe selection.
New Adobe Bridge CS3 (2.0) features
Improved performance Bridge CS3 (version 2.0) starts more quickly and displays thumbnails more quickly than
Bridge CS2 (version 1.0).
Filter panel Control which files appear in the Content panel by choosing criteria in the Filter panel. You can filter by
rating, label, file type, keywords, date created, or date modified, among other criteria (criteria are dynamically
generated depending on the file types that appear in the Content panel).
Import photos Import photos from a digital camera card. After Bridge has imported the photos, you can rotate,
resize, or rename them; convert the photos to DNG; and apply metadata.
You can also convert JPEG, TIFF, and RAW files to DNG by using the Camera Raw dialog box. See “Processing
camera raw, JPEG, and TIFF files” in Camera Raw Help.
File stacking Create stacks to group related files and reduce clutter in the Content panel. For example, create a stack
to visually group a set of similar photos.
Compare and preview images Compare multiple images in the Preview panel and use the Loupe tool to zoom in on
image previews.
Version Cue Inspector and Version Cue buttons Use the Inspector panel in Bridge to display and act on context-
sensitive information about Version Cue Servers, projects, and Version Cue-managed assets. Version Cue buttons in
the Content panel offer easy access to Version Cue commands.
Quick or high-quality thumbnails Specify whether Bridge displays the low-resolution thumbnails embedded in the
source file or thumbnails generated from the source file.
Start a meeting Start a real-time web conference to share your desktop and review documents.
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Workspace flexibility Configure the three-column Bridge workspace by moving and resizing panels, and then save
the configuration as a new workspace for later reuse. New preferences let you brighten or darken the Bridge
background and specify accent colors.
See also
“Sort and filter files” on page 20
“Get photos from a digital camera or card reader” on page 23
“Stack files” on page 22
“Using Version Cue with Adobe Bridge” on page 37
“Start a meeting with Adobe Bridge” on page 39
What’s new in Version Cue CS3
Initial server configuration When you first start the Version Cue Server (which is turned off by default), the Initial
Configuration window in Version Cue Server Administration enables you to specify initial server-configuration
settings.
Improved integration with Adobe Bridge Use the Inspector in Bridge to display and act on context-sensitive infor-
mation about Version Cue Servers, projects, and assets. Version Cue options in the Content panel in Bridge let you
connect to Version Cue Servers, create Version Cue projects, and work with Version Cue-managed assets.
Faster upload and download and more efficient server storage Version Cue transfers and stores only the differences
between local files and their counterparts on the Version Cue Server.
New users and groups interface A new interface for managing user access to Version Cue includes the ability to
assign permissions based on group membership.
LDAP If your workgroup uses LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directories for user-account
management, you can set up Version Cue to search for and add users from these directories. Users can then log in to
Version Cue using their LDAP credentials.
SSL Enabling SSL (Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol) in Version Cue Server Administration allows for secure
communication between the Version Cue Server and Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components.
Version Cue SDK Java™ developers can use the Version Cue CS3 SDK to create plug-ins that customize workflows or
create connections to a DAM (Digital Asset Management) system. The API enables developers to deploy a serverside plug-in to integrate custom solutions into Creative Suite 3 components and Bridge. For more information, see
www.adobe.com/go/developer.
See also
“Inspect Version Cue files in Adobe Bridge” on page 37
“Create projects” on page 52
“Create and manage users” on page 72
“Editing and synchronizing offline files” on page 69
“Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79
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Chapter 2: Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge CS3 is the control center for Adobe Creative Suite 3. Adobe Bridge enables file organization and
sharing, and provides centralized access to your project files, applications, and settings, along with Adobe XMP
(Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata tagging and searching capabilities. In addition, use Adobe Bridge to work
with assets managed in Adobe Version Cue® and to easily access Adobe Stock Photos. Adobe Bridge helps you
simplify creative workflows by serving as a hub for projects involving both Adobe and non-Adobe files.
Working with Adobe Bridge
About Adobe Bridge CS3
Use Adobe Bridge, provided with Adobe Creative Suite 3 components, to organize, browse, and locate the assets you
need to create content for print, the web, television, DVD, film, and mobile devices. Adobe Bridge keeps native
Adobe files (such as PSD and PDF) as well as non-Adobe files available for easy access. You can drag assets into your
layouts, projects, and compositions as needed, preview files, and even add metadata (file information), making the
files easier to locate.
For a video on understanding Adobe Bridge, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0090.
File browsing From Adobe Bridge you can view, search, sort, filter, manage, and process image, video, and audio
files. You can use Adobe Bridge to rename, move, and delete files; edit metadata; rotate images; and run batch
commands. You can also view files and data imported from your digital still or video camera.
Version Cue Use Adobe Bridge as a central location from which to work with Adobe Version Cue. From Adobe
Bridge, you can browse all project files, including non-Adobe files, in one place without having to start the native
application for each file. You can create new Version Cue projects, delete projects, and create versions in Adobe
Bridge. Use the Inspector in Adobe Bridge to view and act on context-sensitive information about Adobe
Version Cue Servers, projects, and Version Cue-managed assets.
Bridge Home Bridge Home is a feature of Adobe Bridge CS3 that lets you access tips, news, and information about
Adobe Creative Suite 3 products and components. From Bridge Home, you can access Adobe.com and other design
resources.
Camera Raw If you have Adobe Photoshop® or Adobe After Effects® installed, you can open or import camera raw
files from Adobe Bridge, edit them, and save them in a Photoshop-compatible format. You can edit the image settings
directly in the Camera Raw dialog box without starting Photoshop or After Effects, and copy settings from one image
to another. If you don’t have Photoshop or After Effects installed, you can still preview the camera raw files in Adobe
Bridge.
Stock Photos Select Adobe Stock Photos from the Favorites panel in Adobe Bridge to search leading stock libraries
for royalty-free images. You can download low-resolution, complimentary versions of the images and try them in
your projects before purchasing them.
Color management If you use Adobe Creative Suite 3, you can use Adobe Bridge to synchronize color settings across
color-managed Adobe Creative Suite 3 components. This synchronization ensures that colors look the same in all
Adobe Creative Suite 3 components.
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See also
“Viewing and managing files” on page 17
“Working with Version Cue in Adobe Bridge” on page 37
“Adobe Stock Photos” on page 27
“Manage color” on page 16
Start Adobe Bridge
You can start Adobe Bridge directly or start it from any Adobe Creative Suite 3 component (except Adobe
Acrobat 8).
Start Adobe Bridge from an Adobe Creative Suite 3 component
❖ Do either of the following:
• Choose File > Browse or File > Browse In Bridge (as available).
Note: In Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro, after you use File > Browse to start Adobe Bridge, double-clicking
a file will open or import the file into that Creative Suite 3 component, not the native application. For example, if you
choose File > Browse in Adobe Premiere Pro and then double-click a Photoshop file, the file is added to the Premiere Pro
Project panel, not opened in Photoshop.
• Click the Adobe Bridge button
in the toolbar, options bar, or Control bar (as available).
In Photoshop, you can specify that Adobe Bridge starts when you start Photoshop. In Photoshop General Preferences,
select Automatically Launch Bridge.
Return to the last open Adobe Creative Suite 3 component from Adobe Bridge
❖ Choose File > Return To [Component].
Start Adobe Bridge directly
• (Windows) Choose Adobe Bridge CS3 from the Start > Programs menu.
• (Mac OS) Double-click the Adobe Bridge CS3 icon
located in the Applications/Adobe Bridge CS3 folder.
Workspace
Adjust panels
You can adjust the Adobe Bridge window by moving and resizing its panels. However, you can’t move panels outside
the Adobe Bridge window.
Move or resize panels
❖ Do any of the following:
• Drag a panel by its tab into another panel.
• Drag the horizontal divider bar between panels to make them larger or smaller.
• Drag the vertical divider bar between the panels and the Content panel to resize the panels or Content panel.
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Show or hide panels
❖ Do any of the following:
• Press Tab or click the Show/Hide Panels button
in the lower-left corner of the Adobe Bridge window to show
or hide all panels except the center panel (the center panel varies depending on the workspace you’ve chosen).
• Choose Window, followed by the name of the panel you want to display or hide.
• Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a panel tab and choose the name of the panel you want to
display.
Workspace overview
The Adobe Bridge workspace consists of three columns, or panes, that contain various panels. You can adjust the
Adobe Bridge workspace by moving or resizing panels. You can create custom workspaces or select from several
preconfigured Adobe Bridge workspaces.
For a video on the Adobe Bridge workspace, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0090.
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Adobe Bridge workspace
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These are the main components of the Adobe Bridge workspace:
Look In menu Lists the folder hierarchy, as well as favorites and recent folders. The Look In menu (located at the top
of the Adobe Bridge window) gives you a quick way to find folders containing the items you want to display.
To limit the number of recent folders displayed in the Look In menu, enter a number in the Number Of Recent Items
To Display text box in General preferences.
Favorites panel Gives you quick access to folders as well as to Adobe Stock Photos, Version Cue, and Bridge Home.
Folders panel Shows the folder hierarchy. Use it to navigate folders.
Filter panel Lets you sort and filter files that appear in the Content panel.
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Content panel Displays files specified by the Look In menu, Favorites panel, or Folders panel.
Preview panel Displays a preview of the selected file or files. Previews are separate from, and typically larger than, the
thumbnail image displayed in the Content panel. You can reduce or enlarge the preview by dragging its dividing bar.
Metadata panel Contains metadata information for the selected file. If multiple files are selected, shared data (such
as keywords, date created, and exposure setting) is listed.
Keywords panel Helps you organize your images by attaching keywords to them.
Other panels may appear in the Adobe Bridge workspace depending on options you’ve selected.
See also
“Sort and filter files” on page 20
“Metadata and keywords” on page 29
“Preview and compare images” on page 25
Add items to the Favorites panel
You can add items to the Favorites panel by specifying them in General preferences or by dragging them to the
Favorites panel.
Set Favorites preferences
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Click General, and select desired options in the Favorite Items area of the Preferences dialog box.
Add items to Favorites
❖ Do one of the following:
• Drag a file or folder to the Favorites panel from Windows Explorer (Windows), the Finder (Mac OS), or the
Content or Folders panel of Adobe Bridge.
• Select a file in Adobe Bridge and choose File > Add To Favorites.
To remove an item from the Favorites panel, select it and choose File > Remove From Favorites.
Select and manage workspaces
An Adobe Bridge workspace is a certain configuration or layout of panels. You can select either a preconfigured
workspace or a custom workspace that you have previously saved.
By saving various Adobe Bridge workspaces, you can work in (and quickly switch between) different layouts. For
instance, you might use one workspace to sort new photos and another to work with footage files from an After
Effects composition.
Select a workspace
❖ Do one of the following:
• Choose Window > Workspace, and then choose the desired workspace.
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• Click one of the workspace buttons (Default, Horizontal Filmstrip, or Metadata Focus) at the bottom of the Adobe
Bridge window. Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) a button to reset the associated workspace to
its default.
To assign a different workspace to a button, click and hold the button, and choose the desired workspace.
Workspace buttons
Default workspaces
Adobe Bridge provides several preconfigured workspaces:
Default Displays the Favorites, Folders, Filter, Content, Preview, Metadata, and Keywords panels.
Light Table Displays only the Content panel.
File Navigator Displays the Content panel in Thumbnails view, along with the Favorites and Folders panels.
Metadata Focus Displays the Content panel in Thumbnails view, along with the Keywords, Metadata, and Favorites
panels.
Horizontal or Vertical Filmstrip Displays thumbnails in a scrolling, horizontal or vertical row (in the Content panel)
along with a preview of the currently selected item (in the Preview panel).
Note: In Mac OS, pressing Command+F5 to invoke the Filmstrip workspace starts Mac OS VoiceOver by default. To
invoke the Filmstrip workspace by using the keyboard shortcut, you must first disable the VoiceOver shortcut in Mac OS
Keyboard Shortcuts preferences. For instructions, see Mac OS Help.
Save the current Adobe Bridge layout as a workspace
1 Choose Window > Workspace > Save Workspace.
2 Enter a name for the workspace, select workspace options in the Save Workspace dialog box, and then click Save.
Delete or restore workspaces
❖ Choose Window > Workspace, and then choose one of the following commands:
Delete Workspace Deletes the saved workspace. Choose the workspace from the Workspace menu in the Delete
Workspace dialog box, and click Delete.
Reset To Default Workspace Restores the workspace to the default configuration.
Adjust Content panel display
The Content panel displays thumbnails of the files and folders in the selected folder. By default, Adobe Bridge
generates Quick Thumbnails and displays them in the Content panel with only file or folder names.
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You customize the view in the Content panel by adjusting the amount of text displayed with thumbnails, resizing
thumbnails, showing additional metadata for thumbnails, and specifying thumbnail quality. Choose Horizontal
Layout or Vertical Layout from the Content panel menu to position scroll bars. Choosing Auto Layout ensures that
Adobe Bridge switches between a horizontal and vertical layout as needed.
View thumbnails with text
❖ Choose one of the following from the View menu:
• As Thumbnails to display files and folders as thumbnails with only file or folder names.
• As Details to display thumbnails with additional text information.
• Show Thumbnail Only to display thumbnails without any text information, labels, or ratings.
Adjust the size of thumbnails
Make thumbnails smaller so you can see more of them at once, or enlarge them to see thumbnail details.
❖ Drag the Thumbnail slider
at the bottom of the Adobe Bridge window.
Note: When you resize the Adobe Bridge window in Auto Layout mode, thumbnails in the Content panel also resize. To
avoid this behavior, choose Horizontal Layout or Vertical Layout from the Content panel menu.
Show additional metadata for thumbnails
The Additional Lines Of Thumbnail Metadata preference specifies whether to show additional metadata information with thumbnails in the Content panel.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click Thumbnails.
2 In the Additional Lines Of Thumbnail Metadata area, choose the type of metadata to display. You can display up
to four extra lines of information.
Limit file size for thumbnails
You can limit the file size for which Adobe Bridge will create thumbnails (displaying large files can slow performance). If Adobe Bridge can’t create thumbnails, it displays the icon associated with that particular file type. Adobe
Bridge disregards this setting when displaying thumbnails for video files.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click Thumbnails.
2 Enter a number in the Do Not Process Files Larger Than text box.
Specify thumbnail quality
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS) and click Thumbnails.
2 Choose one of the following in the When Creating Thumbnails Generate area:
• Quick Thumbnails to use the low-resolution thumbnails embedded in the source file. These thumbnails aren’t
color managed.
• High Quality Thumbnails to create thumbnails generated from the source file.
• Convert To High Quality When Previewed to use quick thumbnails until you preview an image, at which time
Adobe Bridge updates the thumbnail with the high-quality version.
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Generate quick or high-quality thumbnails
You can specify that Adobe Bridge change high-quality thumbnails to quick thumbnails, or vice versa.
❖ Select the thumbnail in the Content panel, and choose Edit > Generate Quick Thumbnail or Edit > Generate High
Quality Thumbnail.
Adjust brightness and colors
Brighten or darken the Adobe Bridge background and specify accent colors in General preferences.
Brighten or darken the background
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS) and click General.
2 Do either or both of the following:
• Drag the User Interface Brightness slider to make the Adobe Bridge background darker or lighter.
• Drag the Image Backdrop slider to make the background of slide shows and of the Content and Preview panels
darker or lighter.
Specify accent colors
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS) and click General.
2 Choose an accent color from the Accent Color menu.
Work in Compact mode
Switch to Compact mode when you want to shrink the Adobe Bridge window. In Compact mode, the panels are
hidden and the Content panel is simplified. A subset of common Adobe Bridge commands remains available from
the pop-up menu in the upper-right corner of the window.
By default, the Compact mode Adobe Bridge window floats on top of all windows. (In Full mode, the Adobe Bridge
window can move behind other windows.) This floating window is useful because it is always available as you work
in different applications. For instance, you might use Compact mode after you select the files you plan to use, and
then drag them into the application as you need them.
Deselect Compact Window Always On Top from the Adobe Bridge window menu to prevent the Compact mode
Adobe Bridge window from floating on top of all windows.
1 Click the Switch To Compact Mode button
.
2 Do any of the following:
• Choose commands from the menu at the upper-right corner of the Adobe Bridge window.
• Click the Switch To Ultra Compact Mode button
to hide the Content panel, further minimizing the Adobe
Bridge window. You can click the button again to return to Compact mode.
• Click the Switch To Full Mode button
to return to Full mode, displaying the panels, and letting Adobe Bridge
move behind the current window.
Work with the cache
The cache stores thumbnail and metadata information (as well as metadata that can’t be stored in the file, such as
labels and ratings) to improve performance when you view thumbnails or search for files. However, storing the cache
takes up disk space. You can manage the cache by building and exporting a cache for selected folders or by purging
the cache. You can also change preference settings to control your cache size.
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Manage the cache
❖ Choose either of the following commands from the Tools > Cache menu:
Build And Export Cache Builds, as a background process, a cache for the selected folder and all the folders within it
(except aliases or shortcuts to other folders). This command shortens the time spent waiting for thumbnails and file
information to be displayed as you look in subfolders. To create exported caches when you select Build Cache For
Subfolders, select Also Export Caches To Folder when Adobe Bridge prompts you to build a cache for subfolders.
Purge Cache For Folder [Folder Name] Clears the cache for the selected folder. This command is useful if you suspect
that the cache for a folder is old (for example, if thumbnails and metadata are not being updated) and needs to be
regenerated, or if you want to free up disk space.
Set cache preferences
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Click Cache.
3 Do any of the following:
Automatically Export Caches To Folders When Possible Creates a cache in the viewed folder if possible. For instance,
you cannot place the cache files in the viewed folder if that folder is on a burned CD. In that case, Adobe Bridge places
the cache files in the centralized folder instead.
Cache Location Specify a new location for the cache.
Cache Size Drag the slider to specify a larger or smaller cache size. If the cache size is near the defined limit, older
cached items are removed when you exit Adobe Bridge.
Compact Cache Optimize cache and remove cached items that are no longer available.
Purge Cache Clear the entire cache, freeing room on the hard drive.
Note: Cache files are hidden files. To view them in Adobe Bridge, choose View > Show Hidden Files.
Manage color
The Advanced preference option in Adobe Bridge 2.0 that lets you turn on color management is no longer available
in Adobe Bridge 2.1. Instead, the thumbnail quality determines whether color profile settings are used. High-quality
thumbnails use color-profile settings, while quick thumbnails do not. Use Thumbnails preferences to determine
thumbnail quality.
You can use Adobe Bridge to synchronize color settings across all color-managed Adobe Creative Suite 3 components. When you specify Creative Suite color settings using the Edit > Creative Suite Color Settings command in
Adobe Bridge, color settings are automatically synchronized, ensuring that colors look the same in all color-managed
Adobe Creative Suite 3 components. For instructions on using Adobe Bridge to set up color management, search for
“synchronize color settings” in your component’s Help.
Change language settings
Adobe Bridge CS3 can display menus, options, and tool tips in multiple languages. You can also specify that Adobe
Bridge use a specific language for keyboard shortcuts.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click Advanced.
2 Do either or both of the following:
• Choose a language from the Language menu to display menus, options, and tool tips in that language.
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• Choose a language from the Keyboard menu to use that language for keyboard shortcuts.
3 Click OK, and restart Adobe Bridge.
Enable startup scripts
You can enable or disable startup scripts in Adobe Bridge preferences. Scripts listed vary depending on the Creative
Suite 3 components you’ve installed. Disable startup scripts to improve performance or to resolve incompatibilities
between scripts.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click Startup Scripts.
2 Do either of the following:
• Select or deselect the desired scripts.
• To enable or disable all scripts, click Enable All or Disable All.
Viewing and managing files
Navigate files and folders
❖ Do any of the following:
• Select a folder in the Folders panel.
• Select an item or folder in the Favorites panel.
• Choose a folder from the Look In menu. Navigate folders by clicking the Go Back button, Go Forward button, or
Go Up button next to the menu.
To reveal a file in the operating system, select it and choose File > Reveal In Explorer (Windows) or File > Reveal In
Finder (Mac OS).
• Drag a folder from Windows Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac OS) to the Preview panel to open it. In
Mac OS, you can also drag a folder from the Finder to the Adobe Bridge icon.
Show subfolder contents
You can specify that Adobe Bridge display folders and subfolders in one continuous, “flat” view, so you can display
the entire contents of a folder without having to navigate through its subfolders.
❖ Click the Flatten View button
in the Filter panel. Click the button again to display subfolders.
Open or place files
You can open files from Adobe Bridge, even files that were not made with Adobe software. When you use Adobe
Bridge to open a file, the file opens in its native application or the application you specify. You can also use Adobe
Bridge to place files in an open document in an Adobe application.
See also
“Get photos from a digital camera or card reader” on page 23
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Open files
❖ Select a file and do any of the following:
• Choose File > Open.
• Press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).
• Double-click the file in the Content panel or Preview panel.
• Choose File > Open With, followed by the name of the application with which to open the file.
• Drag the file onto the application icon.
• Choose File > Open In Camera Raw to edit the camera raw settings for the file.
• Choose File > Open In Adobe Encore DVD As, followed by the file type (Asset, Menu, Timeline, or Slideshow)
you want to use.
Change file type associations
Selecting the application to open a specific file type affects only those files that you open using Adobe Bridge and
overrides operating system settings.
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click File Type Associations.
2 Click the name of the application (or None) and click Browse to locate the application to use.
3 To reset the file type associations to their default settings, click Reset To Default Associations.
4 To hide any file types that don’t have associated applications, select Hide Undefined File Associations.
Place files
• Select the file and choose File > Place, followed by the name of the application. For instance, you can use this
command to place a JPEG image into Adobe Illustrator.
• Drag a file from Adobe Bridge into the desired application. Depending on the file, the document into which you
want to place the file may need to be opened first.
Search for files and folders
You can search for files with Adobe Bridge by using multiple combinations of search criteria. You can save your
search criteria as a collection, so that you can perform the same search again later.
For a video on searching for files with Adobe Bridge, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0096.
See also
“Work with the cache” on page 15
Search for files and folders with Adobe Bridge
1 Choose Edit > Find.
2 Choose a folder in which to search from the Look In menu.
3 Choose search criteria by selecting options and limiters from the Criteria menus. Enter search text in the box on
the right.
4 To add search criteria, click the plus sign (+). To remove search criteria, click the minus sign (-).
5 Choose an option from the Match menu to specify whether any or all criteria must be met.
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6 If you’re searching a Version Cue project, do any of the following:
• Select Search All Versions Of A File to include past and current versions of Version Cue files in the search.
• Select Start From Current Folder to search an entire Version Cue project, even if you chose a subfolder of the
project in step 2.
• Select Search In Deleted Files to search files deleted from a Version Cue project.
7 (Optional) Select Include All Subfolders to expand the search to any subfolders in the source folder.
8 (Optional) Select Include Non-Indexed Files to specify that Adobe Bridge search uncached as well as cached files
(by default, Adobe Bridge searches only folders that it has cached—that is, folders that you have already opened in
Adobe Bridge).
9 (Optional) To save the search criteria, click Save As Collection. In the Save Collection dialog box, specify a name
and location for the collection, and then click Save. To specify that Adobe Bridge applies the collection to the
currently viewed folder, select Start Search From Current Folder (if you don’t select this option, Adobe Bridge uses
the folder you specified when you created the collection). To specify that a shortcut to the collection be placed in the
Adobe Bridge Favorites panel, select Add To Favorites.
10 Click Find.
Open a collection
A collection is a saved search. When you open a collection, you run the search again in the location you specified
when you created the collection.
❖ Navigate to the location in which you saved the collection, and double-click the collection.
An Adobe Bridge window appears containing the results of the search.
By default, if you select a file in a collection, the file is listed as being located in the collection folder. To navigate to
the folder in which the file is actually located, choose File > Reveal In Bridge.
Label and rate files
Labeling files with a certain color or assigning ratings of zero (0) to 5 stars lets you mark a large number of files
quickly. You can then sort files according to their color label or rating.
For example, suppose you’re viewing a large number of imported images in Adobe Bridge. As you review each new
image, you can label those you want to keep. After this initial pass, you can use the Sort command to display and
work on files that you’ve labeled with a particular color.
You can label and rate folders as well as files. You can even label and rate files and folders on read-only media, such
as a CD.
You can assign names to labels in Labels preferences. The name is then added to the file’s metadata when you apply
the label.
Note: When you view folders, Adobe Bridge shows both labeled and unlabeled files until you choose another option.
For a video on rating files, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0093.
Label files
❖ Select one or more files and choose a color from the Label menu. To remove labels from files, choose Label > No
Label.
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Rate files
1 Select one or more files.
2 Do any of the following:
• In the Content panel, click the dot representing the number of stars you want to give the file. (Dots do not appear
in very small thumbnail views. If necessary, rescale the thumbnail view until the dots appear.)
• Choose a rating from the Label menu.
• To add or remove one star, choose Label > Increase Rating or Label > Decrease Rating.
• To remove all stars, choose Label > No Rating.
• To add a Reject rating, choose Label > Reject.
Note: To hide rejected files in Adobe Bridge, choose View > Show Reject Files.
Sort and filter files
By default, Adobe Bridge sorts by filename files that appear in the Content panel. You can sort files differently by
using the Sort command or by using the Sort By menu in the Filter panel.
You can control which files appear in the Content panel by choosing criteria in the Filter panel. You can filter by
rating, label, file type, keywords, date created, or date modified, among other criteria.
Criteria that appear in the Filter panel are dynamically generated depending on the files that appear in the Content
panel and their associated metadata. For example, if the Content panel contains audio files, the Filter panel contains
artist, album, genre, key, tempo, and loop criteria. If the Content panel contains images, the Filter panel contains
dimensions, orientation, and aspect ratio criteria.
You can also specify that Adobe Bridge show or hide folders, rejected files, and hidden files (such as cache files) in
the Content panel by choosing options from the View menu.
For a video on sorting and filtering in Adobe Bridge, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0096.
Sort files
❖ Choose an option from the View > Sort menu, or click the Sort By menu in the Filter panel and choose the order
in which you want to sort files. Choose Manually to sort by the last order in which you dragged the files.
Filter files
Control which files appear in the Content panel by selecting one or more criteria in the Filter panel. The Filter panel
displays the number of items in the current set that have a specific value, regardless of whether or not they are visible.
For example, by glancing at the Filter panel, you can quickly see how many files have a specific rating or keyword.
❖ In the Filter panel, select one or more criteria:
• Select criteria in the same category (for example, file types) to display files that meet any of the criteria. For
example, to display both GIF and JPEG files, select CompuServe GIF and JPEG file beneath File Type.
• Select criteria across categories (for example, file types and ratings) to display files that meet all of the criteria. For
example, to display GIF and JPEG files that have two stars, select CompuServe GIF and JPEG file beneath File
Type and two stars beneath Rating.
Shift-click rating criteria to select that rating or higher. For example, shift-click two stars to display all files that have
two or more stars.
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• Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) to inverse selected criteria. For example, if you’ve selected
CompuServe GIF beneath File Type, Alt-click CompuServe GIF to deselect it and select all the other file types
listed.
Note: If you filter a closed stack, Adobe Bridge displays the stack only if the top (thumbnail) item meets the filter criteria.
If you filter an expanded stack, Adobe Bridge displays all files in the stack that meet the filter criteria.
Clear filters
❖ Click the Clear Filter button
at the bottom of the Filter panel.
Lock filters
To prevent filter criteria from clearing when you navigate to another location in Adobe Bridge, click the Keep Filter
When Browsing button
at the bottom of the Filter panel.
Copy, move, and delete files and folders
Adobe Bridge makes it easy to copy files and move them between folders.
Copy files and folders
• Select the files or folders and choose Edit > Copy.
• Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the files or folders, choose Copy To, and select a location from
the list (to specify a different location, select Choose Folder).
• Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the files or folders to a different folder.
Move files to another folder
• Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the files, choose Move To, and select a location from the list (to
specify a different location, select Choose Folder).
• Select the files and drag them to a different folder in the Adobe Bridge window or in Windows Explorer
(Windows) or the Finder (Mac OS).
Note: If the file you’re dragging is in a different mounted volume than Adobe Bridge, the file is copied, not moved. To
move a file to a different mounted volume, Shift-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) the file.
Delete files or folders
❖ Select the files or folders and click the Delete Item button
.
Batch rename files
You can rename files in a group, or batch. When you batch rename files, you can choose the same settings for all the
selected files. For other batch processing tasks, you can use scripts to run automated tasks.
For a video on batch renaming, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0097.
1 Do one of the following:
• Select the files that you want to rename.
• Select a folder in the Folders panel. The new setting applies to all the files in the folder.
2 Choose Tools > Batch Rename.
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3 Set the following options and click Rename:
• For Destination Folder, select whether to place the renamed files in the same folder or in a different folder, move
them to another folder, or place a copy in another folder. If you select Move To Other Folder or Copy To Other
Folder, click Browse to select the folder.
• For New Filenames, choose elements from the menus or enter text into the text boxes. The specified elements and
text are combined to create the new filename. You can click the plus button (+) or minus button (-) to add or delete
elements. A preview of the new filename appears at the bottom of the dialog box.
Note: If you choose Sequence Number, enter a number. The number is automatically incremented for each file named.
• Select Preserve Current File Name In XMP Metadata to retain the original filename in the metadata.
• For Compatibility, select the operating systems with which you want renamed files to be compatible. The current
operating system is selected by default, and cannot be deselected.
See also
“Run automated tasks with Adobe Bridge” on page 28
Stack files
Stacks let you group files together under a single thumbnail. You can stack any type of file. For example, use stacks
to organize image sequences, which often comprise many image files.
Note: Adobe Bridge stacks are different from Photoshop image stacks, which convert groups of images to layers and store
them in a Smart Object.
Commands that apply to a single file also apply to stacks. For example, you can label a stack just as you would a single
file. Commands you apply to expanded stacks apply to all files in the stack. Commands you apply to collapsed stacks
apply only to the top file in the stack (if you’ve selected only the top file in the stack) or to all files in the stack (if
you’ve selected all files in the stack by clicking the stack border).
The default sort order in a stack is based on the sort order for the folder that contains the stack.
An Adobe Bridge stack in the Content panel (collapsed)
An expanded stack
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Create a file stack
❖ Select the files you want to include in the stack, and choose Stack > Group As Stack. The first file you select
becomes the stack thumbnail. The number on the stack indicates how many files are in the stack.
Manage stacks
• To change the stack thumbnail, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the file you want to be the new
thumbnail and choose Stack > Promote To Top Of Stack.
• To expand a collapsed stack, click the stack number. To expand all stacks, choose Stack > Expand All Stacks.
• To collapse an expanded stack, click the stack number. To collapse all stacks, choose Stack > Collapse All Stacks.
• To add files to a stack, drag the files you want to add to the stack.
Note: While you can add a stack to another stack, you cannot nest stacks. Files in the added stack will be grouped with
the existing stack files.
• To remove files from a stack, expand the stack and then drag the files out of the stack. To remove all files from a
stack, select the collapsed stack and choose Stack > Ungroup From Stack.
• To select all files in a collapsed stack, click the border of the stack. Alternatively, Alt-click (Windows) or Controlclick (Mac OS) the stack thumbnail.
Preview images in stacks
In stacks that contain 10 or more images, you can preview (scrub) the images, specify a frame rate, and enable onion
skinning, which allows you to see preceding and succeeding frames as semitransparent overlays on the current
frame.
• To preview a stack, hold the mouse over the stack in the Content panel until the slider appears, then click Play or
drag the slider. If you don’t see the Play button or slider, increase the thumbnail size by dragging the Thumbnail
slider at the bottom of the Adobe Bridge window.
• To set the playback frame rate, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the stack and choose a frame rate
from the Stack > Frame Rate menu.
• To set the default stack playback frame rate, choose a frame rate from the Stack Playback Framerate menu in
Playback preferences.
• To enable onion skinning, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the stack and choose Stack > Enable
Onion Skinning.
Working with images and dynamic media
Get photos from a digital camera or card reader
For a video about using Adobe Bridge in a photography workflow, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0189.
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A
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Adobe Bridge CS3 Photo Downloader
A. Name of connected device B. Options for saving files C. Options for renaming files D. Options for converting and copying files E. Get
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1 Connect your camera or card reader to the computer (see the device’s documentation, if necessary).
2 Do one of the following:
• (Windows) Click Adobe Bridge CS3 Photo Downloader in the Autoplay window, or choose File > Get Photos
From Camera.
• (Mac OS) In Adobe Bridge, choose File > Get Photos From Camera.
3 In the Adobe Bridge CS3 Photo Downloader window, choose the name of the camera or card reader from the Get
Photos From menu.
If you click Advanced Dialog, thumbnail images of every photo on your camera’s memory card appear.
4 To remove a photo from the import batch, click Advanced Dialog, and click the box below the photo thumbnail
to deselect it.
5 To change the default folder location, click the Choose button next to Location, and specify a new location.
6 To store the photos in their own folder, select Create Subfolder(s), and then select one of the following:
• Today’s Date creates a subfolder named with the current date.
• Shot Date creates a subfolder named with the date and time you shot the photo.
• Custom Name creates a subfolder using the name you type.
7 To rename the files as you import them, choose an option from the Rename Files menu. All the photos in the
import batch share the same name, and each photo has a unique number attached at the end.
8 To open Adobe Bridge after you import photos, select Open Adobe Bridge.
9 To convert Camera Raw files to DNG as you import them, select Convert To DNG.
10 To save copies of photos as you import them, select Save Copies To and specify a location.
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11 (Optional) To apply metadata, click Advanced Dialog and type information in the Author and Copyright text
boxes, or choose a metadata template from the Template To Use menu.
12 Click Get Photos. The photos appear in Adobe Bridge.
Preview and compare images
Use the Preview panel in Adobe Bridge to preview and compare up to nine images. The Loupe tool lets you magnify
images and check image fidelity.
Preview images
Select the image or images you want to preview from the Content panel and choose Window > Preview Panel.
Use the Loupe tool
The Loupe tool lets you magnify portions of an image. By default, if the image is displayed at less than 100%, the
Loupe tool magnifies to 100%. You can display one Loupe tool per image; however, you can display multiple Loupe
tools for multiple images and synchronize them.
• To display the Loupe tool, click a selected image in the Preview panel.
• To hide the Loupe tool, click it.
• To zoom in and out with the Loupe tool, use the mouse scroll wheel, or press the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) key.
• To synchronize Loupe tools in multiple images, Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) the images.
Rotate images
You can rotate the view of JPEG, PSD, TIFF, and camera raw file images in Adobe Bridge. Rotating does not affect the
image data; however, rotating an image in Adobe Bridge may rotate the image view in the native application as well.
1 Select one or more images in the content area.
2 Choose Edit > Rotate 90˚ Clockwise, Rotate 90˚ Counterclockwise, or Rotate 180˚.
View images as a slide show
The Slideshow command lets you view thumbnails as a slide show that takes over the entire screen. This is an easy
way to work with large versions of all the graphics files in a folder. You can pan and zoom images during a slide show,
and set options that control slide show display, including transitions and captions.
View a slide show
❖ Open a folder of images, or select the images you want to view in the slide show, and choose View > Slideshow.
Display commands for working with slide shows
❖ Press H while in Slideshow view.
Slide show options
Press L while in Slideshow view or choose View > Slideshow Options to display options for slide shows.
Display options Choose to black out additional monitors, repeat the slide show, or zoom back and forth.
Slide options Specify slide duration, captions, and slide scaling.
Transition options Specify transition styles and speed.
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Use software rendering for previews
Select this option if slide shows or previews don’t display correctly. Using software rendering for previews displays
previews correctly, but the display speed may become slow and there may be other limitations.
1 In Advanced preferences, select Use Software Rendering.
2 Restart Adobe Bridge.
Preview dynamic media files
You can preview most video and audio files in Adobe Bridge, including most files supported by the version of
QuickTime you have installed on your computer. Playback controls appear in the Preview panel. You can change
Playback preference settings to control whether media files are played or looped automatically.
Preview media files in the Preview panel
1 Select the file to preview in the Content panel.
The file begins to play in the Preview panel.
2 Using the Preview panel, click the Pause button
to pause playback, click the Loop button
continuous loop on or off, or click the Volume button and drag the slider to adjust volume.
to turn
You can brighten or darken the Adobe Bridge interface to better preview dynamic media files. See “Adjust brightness
and colors” on page 15.
Set playback preferences
1 In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Click Playback.
3 Change any of the following settings, and click OK.
Stack Playback Frame Rate In stacks that contain 10 or more images, you can preview (scrub) the images. This
option lets you specify a frame rate for previewing image stacks. (See “Stack files” on page 22.)
Play Audio Files Automatically When Previewed When you click an audio file to display it in the Preview panel, the
audio begins to play automatically. Turn off this option to play audio files manually.
Loop Audio Files When Previewed Continually repeats (loops) the audio file. Deselect this option if you want the
audio file to play only once.
Play Video Files Automatically When Previewed Select this option to play a video file automatically when it is
displayed in the Preview panel.
Loop Video Files When Previewed Continually repeats (loops) the video file. Deselect this option if you want the
video file to play only once.
Work with Camera Raw
Camera raw files contain unprocessed picture data from a camera’s image sensor. Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw
software, available in Adobe Bridge if you have Adobe Photoshop or Adobe After Effects installed, processes camera
raw files. You can also process JPEG or TIFF files by using Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge.
Use Adobe Bridge to copy and paste settings from one file to another, to batch process files, or to apply settings to
files without opening the Camera Raw dialog box.
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Note: Select Edits Camera Raw Settings in Adobe Bridge General preferences to open camera raw files in the Camera
Raw dialog box in Adobe Bridge. If this preference isn’t selected, camera raw files open in Photoshop.
For more information about working with Camera Raw software, search for “Camera Raw” in Help.
Using Adobe Device Central with Adobe Bridge
Device Central enables creative professionals and developers that use Adobe Bridge to preview how different types
of files, such as Photoshop, Flash, and Illustrator files, will look on a variety of mobile devices. This ability can
streamline the testing workflows for a variety of file types. Adobe Bridge also provides direct access to Device Central
without having to open a Creative Suite 3 component such as Photoshop or Flash first.
For example, a designer who uses several Creative Suite components may use a folder in Adobe Bridge to organizes
a variety of files used in the same project. The designer can navigate to that folder in Adobe Bridge and, in turn, view
how a Photoshop image, a Flash file, and an Illustrator file will look on a mobile device.
Previewing content from Adobe Bridge is also useful if you are reusing existing content. For example, you may have
some wallpaper files you created some time ago for a certain group of devices. Now, you may want to test the
wallpaper files on the newest mobile devices. Simply update the profile list in Device Central and test the old
wallpaper files on the new devices directly from Adobe Bridge.
Access Adobe Device Central from Adobe Bridge
To access Device Central from Adobe Bridge, select an individual file. The supported formats are: SWF, JPG, JPEG,
PNG, GIF, WBM, MOV, 3GP, M4V, MP4, MPG, MPEG, AVI, HTM, HTML, XHTML, CHTML, URL, and
WEBLOC.
1 Start Adobe Bridge.
2 Do one of the following:
• Select a file and click File > Test in Device Central.
• Right-click a file and select Test in Device Central.
The file is displayed in the Device Central Emulator tab. To continue testing, double-click the name of a different
device in the Device Sets or Available Devices lists.
Note: To browse device profiles or to create mobile documents, select Tools > Device Central. Device Central opens with
the Devices Profiles tab shown.
For a tutorial about using Adobe Bridge and Device Central, see http://www.adobe.com/go/vid0208.
Adobe Stock Photos
Adobe Stock Photos lets you preview and purchase royalty-free images from leading stock libraries. With Adobe
Stock Photos, you won’t have to interrupt your design process to find quality images. Instead, from your favorite
Creative Suite 3 components, you can use the powerful search capabilities of Adobe Stock Photos to find and
purchase the perfect image.
For more information, see the full Adobe Stock Photos Help at www.adobe.com/go/adobe_help_stockphotos_1_5.
Access Adobe Stock Photos from behind an authenticating proxy server
If your computer network requires that you log in to access the internet, Adobe Stock Photos will display a dialog
box for you to enter your credentials (user name and password).
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Adobe Stock Photos supports basic authentication for both HTTP and HTTPS protocols. Depending on your
system, you may be asked to enter a user name and password for both protocols. If one of the protocols on your
network is behind a proxy and the other is not, you will not be able to access all features of Adobe Stock Photos.
When you enter your user name and password, Adobe Stock Photos securely stores the information on your
compute as encrypted information.
Note: In addition to the Adobe Stock Photos Proxies Credentials dialog box, you will be prompted for credentials on a
per-session basis in additional dialog boxes. If you try to access an Adobe Stock Photos service and the credentials
available within Adobe Stock Photos is not correct, you will be reprompted for the credentials in the Adobe Stock Photos
Proxies Credentials dialog box.
On Mac OS, you must be running Mac OS 10.3 or later to use Adobe Stock Photos from behind an authenticating
proxy server. The user name and password you enter in the Adobe Stock Photos Proxies Credentials dialog box affect
global user name and password settings and will be reflected in system preferences.
You can change or remove your user name and password in the Adobe Bridge preferences.
1 In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Choose Adobe Stock Photos on the left and click Enter Proxy Details.
Note: The Enter Proxy Details option doesn’t appear unless you are behind an authenticating proxy server.
3 Change or clear your user name and password.
4 Click OK and exit Preferences.
For up-to-date information about Adobe Stock Photos proxy authentication, see www.adobe.com/go/aspproxy.
Run automated tasks with Adobe Bridge
Run automated tasks
The Tools menu contains submenus for various commands available in different Adobe Creative Suite 3 components. For instance, if you have Adobe Photoshop installed, you can use the commands under the Tools > Photoshop
submenu to make picture packages and create Photomerge® panoramas using photos you select in Adobe Bridge.
Running these tasks from Adobe Bridge saves time because you don’t have to open each file individually.
Note: Third parties can also create and add their own items to the Tools menu for added functionality in Adobe Bridge.
For information about creating your own scripts, see the “Adobe Bridge JavaScript Reference.”
1 Select the files or folders you want to use. If you select a folder, the command is applied where possible to all files
in the folder.
2 Choose Tools > [Component], followed by the command you want. (If your component doesn’t have any
automated tasks available, no component name appears in the menu.)
For information about a particular command, see the documentation for that component.
You can quickly vectorize a movie by using Adobe Bridge to run the LiveTrace command on a movie exported as a
series of still files (PSD, BMP, TGA, or TIF) from After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro: After creating a LiveTrace
preset for one of the still files in Adobe Illustrator, select the series of still files in Adobe Bridge and choose Tools >
Illustrator > Live Trace. To compile your images back into a video clip, import the Illustrator files you just created as an
Adobe Illustrator sequence in After Effects or Premiere Pro. Note that there is a 10-frame limit when you run the
LiveTrace command in Adobe Bridge.
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Create a contact sheet in InDesign
If you have Adobe InDesign installed, you can use Adobe Bridge to create a contact sheet of images in InDesign.
1 In Adobe Bridge, select the images to include in the contact sheet. Otherwise, all the images currently displayed
in the Content panel are included.
Note: You can select different images by clicking Files after the Contact Sheet dialog box opens.
2 Choose Tools > InDesign > Create InDesign Contact Sheet.
3 Under Layout in the Contact Sheet dialog box, specify layout options for the thumbnail previews:
• Select Use Auto-Spacing to let InDesign automatically space the thumbnails in the contact sheet. If you deselect
Use Auto-Spacing, you can specify the vertical and horizontal space around the thumbnails. The contact sheet
preview in the dialog box is automatically updated as you specify the spacing.
• Select Rotate Image For Best Fit to rotate the images, regardless of their orientation, so they fit efficiently on a
contact sheet.
4 Under Caption, click Define button to open the Create or Modify Caption dialog box, and select Filename from
the Caption Definition list.
5 To use an InDesign template for the contact sheet, select Use InDesign Template. Click Template to select a
template.
6 To save the contact sheet as PDF, select Save As PDF under Output Options. Click Output File to select an
InDesign PDF preset.
7 Click OK.
Metadata and keywords
About metadata
Metadata is a set of standardized information about a file, such as author name, resolution, color space, copyright,
and keywords applied to it. For example, most digital cameras attach some basic information to an image file, such
as height, width, file format, and time the image was taken. You can use metadata to streamline your workflow and
organize your files.
About the XMP standard
Metadata information is stored using the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) standard, on which Adobe Bridge,
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are built. Adjustments made to images with Photoshop®
Camera Raw are stored as XMP metadata. XMP is built on XML, and in most cases the metadata is stored in the file.
If it isn’t possible to store the information in the file, metadata is stored in a separate file called a sidecar file. XMP
facilitates the exchange of metadata between Adobe applications and across publishing workflows. For example, you
can save metadata from one file as a template, and then import the metadata into other files.
Metadata that is stored in other formats, such as Exif, IPTC (IIM), GPS, and TIFF, is synchronized and described
with XMP so that it can be more easily viewed and managed. Other applications and features (for example, Adobe
Version Cue) also use XMP to communicate and store information such as version comments, which you can search
using Adobe Bridge.
In most cases the metadata remains with the file even when the file format changes, for example, from PSD to JPG.
Metadata is also retained when files are placed in an Adobe document or project.
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You can use the XMP Software Development Kit to customize the creation, processing, and interchange of metadata.
For example, you can use the XMP SDK to add fields to the File Info dialog box. For more information on XMP and
the XMP SDK, visit the Adobe website.
Working with metadata in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Creative Suite components
Many of the powerful Adobe Bridge features that allow you to organize, search, and keep track of your files and
versions depend on XMP metadata in your files. Adobe Bridge provides two ways of working with metadata: through
the Metadata panel and through the File Info dialog box.
In some cases, multiple views may exist for the same metadata property. For example, a property may be labeled
Author in one view and Creator in another, but both refer to the same underlying property. Even if you customize
these views for specific workflows, they remain standardized through XMP.
See also
“Add metadata using the File Info dialog box” on page 32
“Work with metadata templates” on page 33
“Import metadata into a document” on page 34
About the Metadata panel
Metadata preserves information about the contents, copyright status, origin, and history of files. From the Metadata
panel, you can view and edit the metadata for selected files, use metadata to search for files, and use templates to
append and replace metadata.
For a video on metadata, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0094.
Depending on the selected file and the software you use, the following types of metadata may appear:
File Properties Describes the characteristics of the file, including the size, creation date, and modification date.
IPTC Core Displays editable metadata. You can add captions to your files, as well as copyright information. IPTC
Core is a new specification that was approved by the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) in
October 2004. It differs from the older IPTC (IIM, legacy) in that new properties were added, some property names
were changed, and some properties were deleted.
IPTC (IIM, legacy) Displays editable metadata. As with IPTC Core, you can add captions to your files, as well as
copyright information. This set of metadata is hidden by default, because it is superseded by IPTC Core. However,
you can display IPTC (IIM, legacy) metadata by selecting it from the Metadata options in the Preferences dialog box.
Fonts Lists the fonts used in Adobe InDesign files.
Swatches List the swatches used in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator files.
Camera Data (Exif) Displays information assigned by digital cameras. Exif information includes the camera settings
used when the image was taken.
GPS Displays navigational information from a global positioning system (GPS) available in some digital cameras.
Photos without GPS information don’t have GPS metadata.
Camera Raw Displays settings applied by the Camera Raw plug-in.
Edit History Keeps a log of changes made to images with Photoshop.
Adobe Stock Photos Lists information about images obtained from Adobe Stock Photos.
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Version Cue Lists any Version Cue file-version information.
DICOM (Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended only) Displays information about images saved in the Digital Imaging and
Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format.
Set metadata preferences
You can specify the types of metadata that display in the Metadata panel. You can also choose to show or hide the
metadata placard, an abbreviated summary of important metadata that appears at the top of the Metadata panel.
Specify the metadata displayed in the Metadata panel
1 Do one of the following:
• Choose Preferences from the Metadata panel menu.
• Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and then select Metadata from the list
on the left.
2 Select the metadata fields that you want to display in the Metadata panel.
3 Select the Hide Empty Fields option to hide fields with no information in them.
4 Click OK.
Show or hide the metadata placard
❖ Do one of the following:
• To show or hide the metadata placard for individual files, select or deselect Show Metadata Placard from the
Metadata panel menu.
• To show or hide the metadata placard for all files, select or deselect Show Metadata Placard in Metadata preferences.
View and edit metadata
You can view metadata in the Metadata panel, the File Info dialog box, or with thumbnails in the Content panel. Edit
metadata in the Metadata panel.
View metadata
❖ Do any of the following:
• Select one or more files and view the information in the Metadata panel. If you select multiple files, only metadata
that is common to the files appears. Use the scroll bars to view hidden categories. Click the triangle to display
everything within a category.
You can change the font size in the panel by choosing Increase Font Size or Decrease Font Size from the panel menu.
• Select one or more files and choose File > File Info. Then, select any of the categories listed on the left.
• Choose View > As Details to display the metadata next to the thumbnails in the Content panel.
• Position the pointer over a thumbnail in the content area. (Metadata appears in a tool tip only if Show Tooltips is
selected in General preferences.)
Edit metadata in the Metadata panel
1 Click the pencil icon to the far right of the metadata field you want to edit.
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2 Type in the text box to edit or add metadata.
3 Press Tab to move through metadata fields.
4 When you have finished editing the metadata, click the Apply button
at the bottom of the Metadata panel. To
cancel any changes you’ve made, click the Cancel button
at the bottom of the panel.
View colors (Illustrator and InDesign) or fonts (InDesign)
When you select an InDesign document, the Metadata panel displays fonts and color swatches used in the document.
When you select an Illustrator document, the Metadata panel displays plates and color swatches used in the
document.
For a video on using Adobe Bridge in a design workflow, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0190.
1 Select an InDesign or Illustrator document in the Content panel of the Adobe Bridge window.
2 In the Metadata panel, expand the Fonts (InDesign only), Plates (Illustrator only), or Document Swatches
sections.
Add metadata using the File Info dialog box
The File Info dialog box displays camera data, other file properties, an edit history, copyright and authorship information (if any), and custom metadata panels (if the application has installed them). You can add metadata directly
from the File Info dialog box. If you select multiple files, the dialog box shows where different values exist for a text
field. Any information you add to a field is applied to all selected files.
Note: You can also view metadata in the Metadata panel, in certain views in the Content panel, and by placing the
pointer over the thumbnail in the Content panel.
1 Select one or more files.
2 Choose File > File Info.
3 Select any of the following from the list on the left side of the dialog box:
Description Lets you enter document information about the file, such as document title, author, description, and
keywords that can be used to search for the document. You can also choose text from the menu to the right of the
text fields. To specify copyright information, select Copyrighted from the Copyright Status pop-up menu. Then
enter the copyright notice string and the URL of the person or company holding the copyright.
Audio Data 1 Lets you enter information about the audio file, including the title, artist, and album.
Audio Data 2 Lists information about the audio file, including bit rate, duration, and loop settings.
Categories Lets you enter information based on Associated Press categories. You can also choose text from the menu
to the right of the text fields. The Categories option appears only if Adobe Photoshop is installed.
DICOM Lists patient, study, series, and equipment information for DICOM images. The DICOM option appears
only if Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended is installed.
History Displays Adobe Photoshop history log information for images saved with Photoshop. The History option
appears only if Adobe Photoshop is installed.
Camera Data 1 Displays read-only information about the camera and settings used to take the photo, such as make,
model, shutter speed, and f-stop.
Camera Data 2 Lists read-only file information about the photo, including pixel dimensions and resolution.
IPTC Content Describes the visual content of the image.
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IPTC Contact Lists the photographer’s contact information.
IPTC Image Lists descriptive information for the image.
IPTC Status Lists workflow and copyright information.
Adobe Stock Photos Lists read-only information about images obtained from Adobe Stock Photos.
Video Data 1 Lists information about the video file, including video frame width and height, and lets you enter
information about the video file, including tape name and scene name.
Video Data 2 Lists information about the video, including alternative tape name and timecode values.
Origin Lets you enter file information that is useful for news outlets, including when and where the file was created,
transmission information, special instructions for handling the file, and headline information. You can also choose
text from the menu to the right of the text fields.
Advanced Displays fields and structures for storing metadata by using namespaces and properties, such as file
format and XMP, Exif, and PDF properties. You can do any of the following with the information listed:
• To export the metadata to a text file (with the .xmp filename extension), click Save.
• To replace the metadata in the existing files with metadata saved in an XMP file, click Replace. Values in existing
properties are replaced with the new values.
• To add the metadata in the existing files to metadata saved in an XMP file, click Append. Values in existing
properties are not replaced, and new values are appended or inserted where appropriate. (Append isn’t available
if you’ve selected multiple files.)
• To remove the currently selected Advanced property, click Delete. You can Shift-click to select multiple properties.
Note: Hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS) to change these commands to Replace All, Append All,
and Delete All (Append All isn’t available if you’ve selected multiple files). These commands then affect all information
in the file; that is, Exif information that is not modifiable by the user, such as the f-stop and the Photoshop file ID information, as well as user-modifiable information, such as document title and keywords. Holding down Alt (Windows) or
Option (Mac OS) also displays the Reset button to restore the previous settings.
4 Type the information to add in any displayed field.
5 Click OK to apply the changes.
Work with metadata templates
You can create new metadata templates in Adobe Bridge by using the Create Metadata Template command or by
modifying the metadata in the File Info dialog box and saving it as a template.
You can save metadata in a template to use as a starting point for populating metadata in InDesign documents and
other documents created with XMP-enabled software. Templates you create are stored in a shared location that all
XMP-enabled software can access.
You can also save metadata in an XMP file to share with other users or to apply to other files. Unlike metadata
templates, the XMP files do not appear in the File Information menu.
Create a metadata template
1 Choose Tools > Create Metadata Template.
2 Enter a name in the Template Name text box.
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3 Select metadata to include in the template from the fields in the Create Metadata Template dialog box, and enter
values for the metadata in the text boxes. (If you select a metadata option and leave the corresponding text box empty,
Adobe Bridge clears existing metadata when you apply the template.)
To quickly append metadata from an existing template to the new template, choose Append Metadata from the menu
in the upper-right corner of the Create Metadata Template dialog box, and choose an existing template.
4 Click Save.
Save metadata in the File Info dialog box as a template or XMP file
1 Choose File > File Info.
2 Do one of the following:
• To save metadata as a template, click the triangle icon at the top of the dialog box, and choose Save Metadata
Template. Enter a template name, and click Save.
• To save metadata to an XMP file, click Save in the Advanced section of the dialog box. Type a filename, choose a
location for the file, and click Save.
To view metadata templates in Windows Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac OS), choose Show Templates in
the File Information menu.
Show or delete metadata templates
1 Choose File > Info.
2 Choose any of the following from the menu in the upper-right corner of the File Info dialog box:
• To delete an existing metadata template, choose Delete Metadata Template. Choose the template from the menu
in the dialog box and click Delete.
• To open the folder containing metadata templates, choose Show Templates.
3 Click OK.
Apply metadata templates to files in Adobe Bridge
1 Select one or more files.
2 Choose either of the following commands from the Metadata panel menu or the Tools menu:
• Append Metadata, followed by the name of the template. This command applies the template metadata only where
no metadata value or property currently exists in the file. (Append isn’t available if you’ve selected multiple files.)
• Replace Metadata, followed by the name of the template. This command completely replaces any existing
metadata in the file with the metadata in the template.
Import metadata into a document
1 Choose File > File Info.
2 Do one of the following:
• Click the triangle icon at the top of the File Info dialog box, and choose a template name from the top section of
the menu. The metadata from the template will replace the current metadata. To append the current metadata
instead, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) when you choose the template name.
Note: You must save a metadata template before you can import metadata from a template.
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• In the Advanced section of the File Info dialog box, click Replace to replace the current information with information stored in an XMP file. Locate the XMP file containing the metadata you want to import, and click Open.
• In the Advanced section of the File Info dialog box, click Append to add information stored in an XMP file to the
current file information. (Append isn’t available if you’ve selected multiple files.) Each File Info field that doesn't
contain information is updated with contents from the file. Keywords will always be appended with the information from the file.
After importing a metadata template, you can quickly update the creation date by clicking Today in the Origin panel
of the File Info dialog box.
Apply keywords to files
The Keywords panel lets you create and apply Adobe Bridge keywords to files. Keywords can be organized into
hierarchical categories consisting of parent keywords and child keywords (called sub keywords). Using keywords, you
identify files based on their content. For example, you can use the Filter panel to view all files in a folder that share
keywords, and you can use the Find command to locate files that contain the specified keyword.
See also
“Sort and filter files” on page 20
Create new keywords or sub keywords
1 In the Keywords panel, select a keyword.
For example, if Names is selected, adding a new keyword creates a keyword on the same level as Names, such as
Sports; and adding a new sub keyword lets you create a keyword under Names, such as Juanita.
2 Click the New Keyword button
or New Sub Keyword button
, or choose either New Keyword or New Sub
Keyword from the panel menu.
3 Type the keyword name and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).
If you want a parent keyword to be used for structural purposes only, place the keyword in brackets, such as [Names].
Keywords in brackets cannot be added to files.
You can also add keywords by using the Find box at the bottom of the Keywords panel. Use commas to indicate sub
keywords and semicolons to indicate separate entries. For example, to add “Los Angeles” to the Places category, select
the “Places” keyword, type Los Angeles, and then click the New Sub Keyword button.
Add keywords or keyword sets to files
1 Select the file or files to add keywords to.
2 In the Keywords panel, select the box next to the name of the keyword or sub keyword. Shift-click the box to select
all parent keywords.
A check mark appears in the box next to the keyword when it’s added to a selected file. If you select multiple files,
but the keyword was added to only some of them, a hyphen (-) appears in the keyword box.
Note: If you Shift-click a sub keyword, the parent keywords are also added to the file. To change the behavior so that
clicking a sub keyword automatically adds the parent keywords (and Shift-clicking adds only the sub keyword), select
Automatically Apply Parent Keywords in Metadata preferences.
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Remove keywords from a file
• To remove the check mark, select the file, and then click the box next to the name of the keyword or keyword set.
To remove the check mark from all parent keywords as well, Shift-click the keyword box.
• To remove a check mark forcibly, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the keyword box. This method
is especially useful when you select multiple files to which the keyword was applied only to some, causing a hyphen
to appear in the keyword box. To forcibly remove a check mark from a keyword and all its parents, hold down
Alt+Shift (Windows) or Option+Shift (Mac OS) and click the keyword box.
• Select the file, and then choose Remove Keywords from the Keywords panel menu. To remove all keywords from
the file, click Yes.
Manage keywords
❖ Do any of the following:
• To rename a keyword, select the keyword or keyword set and choose Rename from the panel menu. Then, type
over the name in the panel and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).
Note: When you rename a keyword, the keyword’s name is changed only for the selected files. The original keyword
name stays in all other files to which the keyword was previously added.
• To move a keyword to a different keyword group, drag the keyword to the parent keyword in which it should
appear, and then release the mouse button.
• To delete a keyword, select the keyword by clicking its name, and then click the Delete Keyword button
at the
bottom of the panel or choose Delete from the panel menu.
Note: Keywords that you get from other users appear in the [Other Keywords] category until you recategorize them. To
make these keywords permanent in Adobe Bridge, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) the keyword, and then
choose Make Persistent from the context menu.
• To expand or collapse keyword categories, click the arrow next to the category, or choose Expand All or Collapse
All from the panel menu.
• To search for files using keywords, choose Find from the Keywords panel menu. (See “Search for files and folders”
on page 18.)
Note: You can’t modify keywords in search results for Adobe Stock Photos.
Find keywords
❖ In the box at the bottom of the Keywords panel, type the name of the keyword you’re looking for.
By default, all keywords containing the characters you type are highlighted. The first occurrence is highlighted in
green; all subsequent occurrences are highlighted in yellow. Click Find Next Keyword or Find Previous Keyword to
select a different highlighted keyword.
To highlight only keywords that begin with the characters you type, choose Starts With from the Keyword Lookup
Method in Metadata preferences. For example, if Contains is selected, typing “in” highlights both “Indiana” and
“Maine”; if Starts With is selected, only “Indiana” is highlighted.
Import or export keywords
You can import tab-indented text files exported from other applications such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. You
can also export Adobe Bridge keywords as text files.
• To import a keyword file into Adobe Bridge without removing existing keywords, choose Import from the
Keywords panel menu, and then double-click the file to import.
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• To import a keyword file into Adobe Bridge and remove existing keywords, choose Clear And Import from the
Keywords panel menu, and then double-click the file to import.
• To export a keyword file, choose Export from the Keywords panel menu, specify a filename, and click Save.
Using Version Cue with Adobe Bridge
Working with Version Cue in Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge and Version Cue work together to provide an intuitive way to access and manage Version Cue files and
projects. Use the Inspector panel in Adobe Bridge to view, navigate, and act on information about Version Cue
Servers, projects, and assets. Hyperlinked tasks in the Inspector panel let you work with Version Cue Servers and
projects. Version Cue buttons in the Content panel in Adobe Bridge make it easier to access and implement
Version Cue commands.
You can perform the following Version Cue tasks in Adobe Bridge. For instructions on performing these tasks, see
Version Cue Help.
• Access Version Cue Servers, create Version Cue projects, edit project properties, and add files to projects. You can
also use Adobe Bridge to delete or disconnect from Version Cue projects.
• Open project files and move or copy them among Version Cue projects, as well as delete or restore Version Cue
files and remove local copies of project files.
• Search for project files using file information such as version comments, keywords, or fonts contained in the file.
• Check out a project file without opening it in preparation for offline editing.
• Check in versions of both Adobe and non-Adobe project files.
• View, delete, and promote previous versions without opening the files in their native applications.
• Synchronize files.
• View the availability and status of Version Cue Servers and projects using status icons.
Inspect Version Cue files in Adobe Bridge
The Inspector panel in Adobe Bridge displays context-sensitive information about Version Cue Servers, projects,
and assets managed in Version Cue, based on what’s selected in the Content panel. For example, if you select a
Version Cue project, the Inspector panel displays information about project properties and hyperlinked tasks that let
you view project information, synchronize project files, and edit project properties.
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A Version Cue project in the Adobe Bridge Inspector panel
The Inspector panel displays server, project, or asset information in the top portion of the panel and hyperlinked
tasks, as available, in the lower portion of the panel. Inspector preferences let you determine what information
appears in the Inspector panel.
For more information about performing specific Version Cue tasks, see Version Cue Help.
Display Version Cue information in the Inspector panel
1 In the Content panel, select the Version Cue Server, project, or asset for which you want to view information.
2 Choose Window > Inspector Panel.
Adobe Bridge displays information and tasks (as available) related to the server, project, or asset.
3 To perform a task, click its hyperlink.
Note: Some tasks require that you log in to the Version Cue Administration utility.
Copy information from the Inspector panel
The ability to copy information from the Inspector panel is particularly useful when you need the text of a lengthy
version comment.
❖ Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the information you want to copy, and choose Copy [item
name]. For example, right-click a version comment and choose Copy [version comment].
Set Inspector preferences
1 Choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and click Inspector.
2 Select items to be displayed in the Inspector panel, and click OK. For example, select Version Cue Project Panel
to display information and tasks related to a selected Version Cue project.
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Start a meeting with Adobe Bridge
Start a meeting
From Adobe Bridge, you can start a real-time web conference to share your desktop and review documents.
Attendees join the meeting by logging in to a web-based meeting space from their computers. You must have an
account to start and attend meetings. You can subscribe or set up a trial account by clicking the Start Meeting button
in Adobe Bridge.
Start Meeting is available only in English, French, and German versions of Adobe Bridge.
1 To start a meeting, do one of the following:
• Select Start Meeting in the Favorites panel.
• Choose Tools > Start Meeting.
2 In the dialog box that appears, do one of the following:
• If you have an account, click Log In. Type the Meeting URL, login, and password for your account, and then click
Log In. Your account uses your Adobe ID (your e-mail address) for your login.
• If you don’t have an account, click Create Trial Account, and follow the on-screen directions.
3 Do one of the following:
• To invite participants to a meeting, click Send An E-mail Invitation, type the e-mail addresses of those you want
to invite, and click Send.
• To share the document that’s displayed on your screen, click Share My Screen.
As participants join the meeting, their names appear in the Attendee List.
4 Do any of the following:
• Type a message in the Chat pod, select who to send the message to, and click the Send Message button.
• Take notes in the Notes pod and send them out after the meeting (presenters only).
• If you want another attendee to share his or her desktop, select that person’s name in the Attendee List, click the
Set User Role button, and choose Set As Presenter.
Attend a meeting
If you don’t have an account, you can join a meeting as a guest.
1 In the e-mail invitation, click the URL for the meeting or type the Meeting URL in the address box of a browser.
2 Type the login and password for your account, or log in as a guest.
3 In the meeting, do any of the following:
• To send a message, type it in the Chat pod, select who to send it to, and click the Send Message button.
• To clear the Chat pod or change the font size, click the Pod Options button and choose an option.
Meeting preferences
When you start a meeting, the Meeting URL and login you provide are stored in the Meetings preferences. To change
your account settings, choose Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Preferences (Mac OS), and select Meetings
on the left.
Note: The login for your account is your Adobe ID. To change your login, create a new Adobe ID on the Adobe website.
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Chapter 3: Adobe Version Cue
Adobe Version Cue® CS3 is a file-version manager included with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and
Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium and Standard, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection.
Version Cue enables versioning and asset management in Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components,
including Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, and
Adobe InCopy.
Working with Adobe Version Cue
About Version Cue
Version Cue is a file-version manager included with Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, and Master Collection editions
that consists of two pieces: the Version Cue Server and Version Cue connectivity. The Version Cue Server can be
installed locally or on a dedicated computer and hosts Version Cue projects and PDF reviews. Version Cue connectivity, included with all Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components (Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign,
InCopy, Photoshop, and Bridge), enables you to connect to Version Cue Servers.
Use Version Cue to track versions of a file as you work and to enable workgroup collaboration such as file sharing,
version control, backups, online reviews, and the ability to check files in and out. You can organize Version Cuemanaged files into private or shared projects.
Version Cue is integrated with Adobe Bridge: Use Bridge as a file browser for Version Cue projects. With Bridge, you
can access Version Cue Servers, projects, and files, and view, search for, and compare information about
Version Cue-managed assets.
Use Version Cue Server Administration to create and manage user access, projects, and PDF reviews; administer
backups; export content; and specify advanced Version Cue Server information.
For a video on using Version Cue, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0112.
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“Working with the Version Cue Server” on page 46
“Version Cue Server Administration” on page 71
“Version Cue PDF reviews” on page 82
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Version Cue basics
Version Cue Server
When you perform the default installation of Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, and Master Collection editions, a
Version Cue Server is installed on your computer, but is not turned on. Version Cue Servers store Version Cue
projects and their related assets. You access the Version Cue Server by using Adobe Bridge or the Adobe dialog box
in Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components. You can start the Version Cue Server on your computer or,
optimally, install and run the Version Cue Server on a dedicated computer accessible to others on your network.
When you first turn on the Version Cue Server, you’ll be prompted to specify initial server settings, including a
system administrator password, server name and visibility settings, and user account creation settings.
Version Cue Server Administration
Once you’ve installed and turned on the Version Cue Server, use Version Cue Server Administration to set up users,
create projects and edit their properties, create and administer PDF reviews, and configure the Version Cue Server.
Version Cue projects
Version Cue uses projects to store related files and folders. Projects are stored on Version Cue Servers. Projects store
the master copies of files added to the project, as well as file metadata such as version information and comments.
Local project files and server versions
Local project files are created on your hard drive when you open and edit a file from a Version Cue project
(Version Cue marks the file as checked out by you). As you work with the local project file, you save changes to it by
choosing File > Save. This updates the local file on your hard drive, but not the file on the Version Cue Server.
When you’re ready to check in the local project file changes back to the Version Cue Server, you create a version by
using the Check In command. Versions represent a snapshot of the file at a given time.
The Version Cue Server stores all versions of a file so you can view earlier versions, promote earlier versions to be
the current version, or delete unnecessary or obsolete versions.
Version control
Version Cue allows multiuser access to files on the Version Cue Server. If two users try to edit a file on the
Version Cue Server, Version Cue institutes version control by notifying the second user that the file is checked out.
Version Cue then lets you decide how to proceed.
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“Working with the Version Cue Server” on page 46
“Version Cue Server Administration” on page 71
“Working with Version Cue projects” on page 52
“About local project files” on page 58
“Version Cue versions” on page 66
“Edit files checked out by another user” on page 61
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Version Cue workflow
Before you begin using Version Cue features, you’ll need to install and configure the Version Cue Server, create a
project, and assign users to it.
1. Install and configure the Version Cue Server
When you install Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, and Master Collection editions, a Version Cue Server is installed on
your computer, but is not turned on. You can turn on the server to enable simple file sharing; however, if you want
to share Version Cue-managed assets with a workgroup, you should install it on a dedicated computer accessible to
others on your network. See “About Version Cue Server installation” on page 46.
When you start the server for the first time, you’ll be prompted to specify initial server settings, including a system
administrator password, server name and visibility settings, and default user access rights. See “Turn on and
configure the Version Cue Server” on page 47.
Configure the server further by specifying settings in Version Cue Server preferences and in Version Cue Server
Administration. See “Set Version Cue Server preferences” on page 48 and “Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79.
2. Create a project and assign users
After you’ve set up and configured the Version Cue Server, you can create projects and assign users to them. By
default, projects you create in Version Cue are private. You change a project’s shared status at any time, and restrict
access to the project, by specifying that users log in when they access the project.
Create projects by using Bridge, the Adobe dialog box, or Version Cue Server Administration. To specify advanced
project properties, such as requiring user login and assigning user access permissions, you must use Version Cue
Server Administration. See “Create projects” on page 52 and “Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server
Administration” on page 75.
3. Add files to a project
Once you’ve created a project, add files to the project so users can check them out, make changes, and check them
back in. You can add multiple Adobe or non-Adobe files by using Bridge, or add files one at a time from within a
Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component by using the Adobe dialog box. See “Add files and folders to a
project” on page 56.
Accessing Version Cue features
Access to Version Cue features, by way of the Adobe dialog box or Bridge, varies depending on whether or not you
use Version Cue-enabled software and whether or not you use one of the Adobe Creative Suite products (for
example, Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium).
For instance, you have access to the full feature set, either through the Adobe dialog box or Bridge, when you use
Photoshop as part of a suite product. By contrast, if you use Photoshop as stand-alone software, you must be granted
access to a shared project in order to use the full Version Cue feature set. In Dreamweaver, Contribute, and
Fireworks, you have access to Version Cue features only through Bridge. The following table explains the scenarios
in which you have access to Version Cue features, and how you access those features.
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Software component
Access via the Adobe dialog box
Access via Bridge
Acrobat, Bridge, Illustrator, InCopy,
InDesign, Photoshop, Flash
When used as part of a Creative Suite
product: Yes
When used as part of a Creative Suite
product: Yes
When used as stand-alone software: Only if
granted access to a shared project
When used as stand-alone software: Only if
granted access to a shared project
No
When used as part of a Creative Suite
product: Yes
Dreamweaver, Contribute, Fireworks,
When used as stand-alone software: Only if
granted access to a shared project
Adobe recommends managing non-Adobe files with Bridge. However, if you’re collaborating with other users who
don’t have access to Bridge, they can use the Version Cue WebDAV Server URL to access projects on a Version Cue
Server. See “Connect to a Version Cue Server using WebDAV” on page 50.
IT administrators can use the Adobe Version Cue Access Utility, available for download from the Adobe website, to
access and extract current versions of files stored in a Version Cue project. For more information, visit the Adobe
website.
Using Creative Suite 2 components and Acrobat 8 with Version Cue CS3
You can use Adobe Creative Suite 2 components and Acrobat 8 with the Version Cue CS3 Server; however, there are
some differences to keep in mind.
• If you’re using Acrobat 8 or an Adobe Creative Suite 2 component to access Version Cue CS3-managed files, the
files must be part of a Version Cue CS2-compatible project. You can specify that a Version Cue CS3 project is
Version Cue CS2-compatible when you create it. (You cannot specify that a project is Version Cue CS2-compatible
after you create it.)
Note: Projects migrated from Version Cue CS2 to Version Cue CS3 remain compatible with Acrobat 8 and Adobe
Creative Suite 2 components.
• Acrobat 8 and Adobe Creative Suite 2 components can’t connect to a Version Cue CS3 Server if you enable SSL in
Version Cue Server Administration.
• Adobe Creative Suite 2 components can’t work with Version Cue CS3 servers that are installed on the same
computer. Adobe Creative Suite 2 components can, however, connect to Version Cue CS3 Servers that reside on
the network.
• The Version Cue CS2 Workspace and the Version Cue CS3 Server can be installed and function on the same
computer simultaneously (and must be installed on the same computer if you want to migrate projects from
Version Cue CS2 to Version Cue CS3).
• Version Cue CS3 doesn’t support alternates; however, Adobe Creative Suite 2 components can work with alternates in Version Cue CS2-compatible projects on a Version Cue CS3 Server. Adobe Creative Suite 3 components
cannot access alternates in a Version Cue CS2-compatible project on a Version Cue CS3 Server.
For help using Acrobat 8 with Version Cue CS2, see “Using Version Cue” in Acrobat 8 Help. For help using Adobe
Creative Suite 2 components with Version Cue CS2, see Version Cue CS2 Help.
See also
“Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75
“Migrate projects to the Version Cue 3.0 Server” on page 50
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Use the Adobe dialog box
In Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components, you can use the Adobe dialog box when you choose the Open,
Import, Export, Place, Save, or Save As commands. The Adobe dialog box gives you access to Version Cue
commands and controls, and displays thumbnails and other information that make it easy to identify files.
To use the Adobe dialog box, click Use Adobe Dialog in the Open, Import, Export, Place, Save, or Save As dialog box.
If the Use Adobe Dialog button doesn’t appear in the Open, Import, Export, Place, Save, or Save As dialog box, make
sure that you have enabled Version Cue file management in Bridge or in the Creative Suite component you’re using.
Use the View menu options to customize the display. You can change back to the OS dialog box at any time by
clicking Use OS Dialog.
A
B C
D
E
The Adobe dialog box
A. Favorites panel B. Look In menu C. Toggle metadata D. Tools menu E. View menu
Version Cue Server and project icons
Bridge and the Adobe dialog box display status icons for Version Cue Servers and projects to let you know whether
they’re online (available), offline, local, or remote.
Shared Project
Indicates a project that’s available and shared with other users.
Private Project
Indicates a project that’s available and not shared with other users.
Offline Project
Indicates a project that’s not available.
VC2 Compatible Project
Indicates a project that is compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 2 components and
Adobe Acrobat 8.
Indicates an offline Version Cue Server.
Offline Server
My Server
Indicates a Version Cue Server that is local to your computer.
Network Server
Indicates a remote Version Cue Server that’s available.
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Enable Version Cue file management
Version Cue file management, which provides access to Version Cue projects, is enabled by default in Bridge CS3 and
all Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components, except for Flash and Acrobat 8. (You must always enable or
disable Version Cue file management manually in Flash and Acrobat 8.)
If you disable Version Cue file management in one Creative Suite component, you disable it in all other Version Cueenabled Creative Suite components, except Acrobat, Flash, and Bridge. If you disable Version Cue file management
in Bridge, you disable it in all Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components, except Acrobat and Flash.
Disabling Version Cue file management means that you disable access to all Version Cue projects on all Version Cue
Servers.
• In the Startup Scripts preferences in Bridge, select Version Cue, and click OK.
• In File Handling & Clipboard preferences in Illustrator, select Enable Version Cue, and click OK.
• In File Handling preferences in InDesign, select Enable Version Cue, and click OK.
• In File Handling preferences in Photoshop, select Enable Version Cue, and click OK.
• In General preferences in Flash, select Enable Version Cue, and click OK.
• In Documents preferences in Acrobat, select Enable Version Cue File Version Manager, and click OK.
• In File Handling preferences in InCopy, select Enable Version Cue, and click OK.
View Version Cue information
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can view information about Version Cue Servers, projects, and assets in the Adobe dialog box or by using the
Inspector in Bridge. For help on viewing information in Bridge, see “Inspect Version Cue files” in Bridge Help.
If you’ve already opened a Version Cue-managed file in a Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component, you can
view information about it in the status bar at the lower-left of the document window (in Acrobat, this information
appears in the lower-left of the navigation pane).
Status bar
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Open.
2 Click Use Adobe Dialog. (If you see Use OS Dialog instead, you are already using the Adobe dialog box.)
3 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
4 To change the display of Version Cue Servers, projects, or files in the dialog box, choose a display option from the
View menu .
Note: If a Version Cue Server for which you want to view information is outside your subnet, use the Connect To Server
command from the Tools menu (or Connect To from the Project Tools menu in Acrobat) to access it.
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5 To display information about a Version Cue Server, project, or file, do one of the following:
• Click the toggle
to display the Properties panel and view the properties of a file.
• Place the pointer over the item. Information appears in a tool tip.
• Select the file and choose Versions from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
menu to display infor-
mation about a file’s versions.
See also
“File statuses” on page 58
“Connect to remote servers” on page 49
Working with the Version Cue Server
About Version Cue Server installation
Version Cue Servers store Version Cue projects and their related assets. When you perform a default installation of
Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, or Master Collection editions, Version Cue installs the Version Cue Server on your
computer, but does not turn it on. When the Version Cue Server is installed on your computer, the server is available
only if your computer is turned on and networked to the other users in your group. This scenario is adequate for
personal use or for file sharing between individuals.
Alternatively, you can install the Version Cue Server on a dedicated computer accessible to others on your network,
so that Version Cue-managed assets are always available to a workgroup.
For a video on using Version Cue in a workgroup, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0113.
INDIVIDUAL
USER-BASED CONFIGURATION
SERVER-BASED CONFIGURATION
Individuals
Workgroups
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Local or server-based file sharing: Version Cue can be set up to operate in a user- or server-based environment. In a user-based implementation,
files and projects are shared from an individual’s own hard drive. In a server-based environment, the Version Cue Server resides on a separate,
dedicated computer.
The Version Cue Server is installed in the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Server
folder (Windows) or in the Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Server folder (Mac OS).
You cannot change this location.
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To install the Version Cue Server on a dedicated computer, run the Creative Suite 3 Design, Web, or Master
Collection edition installer on the dedicated computer, following the on-screen prompts to install only the
Version Cue Server.
Note: Consult the End-User License Agreement (EULA) for your copy of Adobe Creative Suite before installing the
Version Cue Server on a dedicated computer.
Turn on and configure the Version Cue Server
To use a Version Cue Server, you’ll need to turn it on and configure initial settings. Once you’ve configured initial
settings, you can configure additional Version Cue Server settings in the Version Cue preferences and specify
advanced server settings (such as enabling SSL) in Version Cue Server Administration.
For a video on setting up the Version Cue server, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0114.
1 Do either of the following:
• Click Start My Server in the Adobe dialog box or in Adobe Bridge.
• Open the Control Panel and double-click Adobe Version Cue CS3 (Windows) or click Adobe Version Cue CS3 in
System Preferences (Mac OS), and then click Start.
Version Cue starts Version Cue Server Administration and displays the Initial Configuration window.
2 In the Initial Configuration window, specify a system administrator password in the Password text box.
Note: Be sure to note the password you specify. If you forget the system administrator password, you’ll need to reinstall
the Version Cue Server.
3 Specify a name for the server in the Server Name text box.
4 Choose an option from the Server Visibility menu:
• To prevent other users in your network from seeing the server, choose Private. Private Version Cue Servers can be
accessed only from your local computer.
• To make the server visible to other users in your network, choose Visible To Others. (You must configure the
server to be visible to grant others access to projects on the server.)
Note: If Version Cue is installed on a Windows computer that uses a firewall and you want to share the server with
others, make sure that TCP ports 3703 and 5353 are left open. If you've enabled SSL for the Version Cue Server, also
leave port 3704 open. If Version Cue CS2 is installed on the same computer, also leave port 50900 open (and 50901 if
you’ve enabled SSL). For instructions, see Windows Help.
5 Choose an option from the User Accounts menu:
• To enable users to access the server without an existing user account, choose Automatic User Creation. If you
select this option, Version Cue creates a new user account without a password when a new user accesses the server.
If you enable automatic user account creation and then subsequently enable LDAP support, LDAP users are
automatically imported when they access the server with their LDAP account name. Users imported in this fashion
are added to the Everyone group, given a user access level of None, and are not able to log into Version Cue Server
Administration. Use this technique to automatically assign LDAP users default access rights to projects on a Version Cue
server without having to explicitly import users.
• To specify that only named users, defined in Version Cue Server Administration, can access the server, choose
Manual User Creation.
6 Click Save & Continue to log in to Version Cue Server Administration and specify advanced server settings.
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See also
“Version Cue Server Administration” on page 71
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Troubleshooting” on page 85
“Create and manage users” on page 72
Set Version Cue Server preferences
You can configure many Version Cue Server settings in Version Cue preferences, such as the amount of RAM
available to Version Cue and the location of the Data folder. To configure advanced settings, such as enabling SSL,
changing the name of the Version Cue Server, specifying server log options, resetting user locks, or backing up the
server, you must use Version Cue Server Administration.
See also
“Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79
Access Version Cue Server preferences
1 Do one of the following to access Version Cue preferences:
• Open the Control Panel and double-click Adobe Version Cue CS3 (Windows) or click Adobe Version Cue CS3 in
System Preferences (Mac OS).
• In Windows, double-click the Version Cue icon
• In Mac OS, click the Version Cue icon
in the system tray at the lower-right of the screen.
in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and choose Version Cue CS3
Preferences from the menu.
Note: The Version Cue icon is hidden by default. To make it visible, select Show Version Cue CS3 Tray Icon (Windows)
or Show Version Cue CS3 Status In Menu Bar (Mac OS) in Version Cue Server preferences.
2 Click the Settings tab in the Adobe Version Cue CS3 dialog box.
Make the Version Cue Server visible
1 To grant others access to shared Version Cue projects on the server, choose Visible To Others from the Server
Visibility menu. To hide the Version Cue Server from other users, choose Private.
Note: If Version Cue is installed on a Windows computer that uses a firewall and you want to share the server with
others, make sure that TCP ports 3703 and 5353 are left open. If you've enabled SSL for the Version Cue Server, also
leave port 3704 open. If Version Cue CS2 is installed on the same computer, also leave port 50900 open (and 50901 if
you’ve enabled SSL). For instructions, see Windows Help.
2 Click Apply.
Specify a workgroup size
1 From the Workgroup Size menu, choose the number of people who use the Version Cue Server on a typical day.
This setting controls how the Version Cue Server handles the potential load.
2 Click Apply.
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Specify RAM
The default amount of allocated RAM (128 MB) is sufficient for workgroups of fewer than 10 people and projects
with fewer than 1000 assets. Allocate at least 256 MB of RAM for larger workgroups and projects with up to 1000
assets. Allocate at least 512 MB of RAM if you work with more than 1000 assets per project or more than 50 projects,
regardless of workgroup size.
1 In the Memory Usage text box, enter the amount of RAM that you want to make available to Version Cue (the
default is 128 MB).
2 Click Apply.
Keep the Version Cue icon visible
1 Select Show Version Cue CS3 Tray Icon (Windows) or Show Version Cue CS3 Status in Menu Bar (Mac OS) to
keep the Version Cue icon visible.
2 Click Apply.
Turn Version Cue on when the computer starts
1 Select Turn Version Cue CS3 On When The Computer Starts.
2 Click Apply.
Change the location of the Data folder
The Data folder contains files that maintain the integrity of Version Cue projects, file versions, and metadata. You
can change the location of the Data folder; however, you cannot move it to a network volume. If you move the Data
folder to an external disk in Mac OS, make sure to deselect Ignore File Permissions in the disk’s Get Info dialog box.
Important: Shut down the Version Cue Server before you change the folder location. Do not attempt to move this folder
manually or edit any of the files in the Version Cue Data folder.
1 Do one of the following to access Version Cue preferences:
• In Windows, double-click the Version Cue icon
• In Mac OS, click the Version Cue icon
in the system tray at the lower-right of the screen.
in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and choose Version Cue CS3
Preferences from the menu.
• Open the Control Panel and double-click Adobe Version Cue CS3 (Windows) or click Adobe Version Cue CS3 in
System Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Click the Locations tab in the Adobe Version Cue CS3 dialog box.
3 Click the Choose button next to the current Data folder location, and select a new location for the folder. You must
choose a location on the computer (including external disks) where the Version Cue Server is installed.
4 Click OK.
See also
“Shut down or restart the Version Cue Server” on page 51
Connect to remote servers
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
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When you need to work on Version Cue projects that are located on a different subnet, you can use the IP address of
the computer to access the remote Version Cue Server, as long as it is configured to be visible to other users.
Version Cue Servers within your subnet that are configured to be visible are visible automatically.
1 Do one of the following:
• In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Open. If you’re using the OS Dialog
box, click Use Adobe Dialog. Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel, and choose Connect To Server from the
Tools menu or Connect To from the Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
.
• In Bridge, choose Tools > Version Cue > Connect To Server.
2 In the Connect To Server dialog box, type the IP or DNS address and port of the Version Cue Server (for example,
http://153.32.235.230). If you’re connecting to a server that is on the same system as a Version Cue CS2 workspace,
append the port number 50900 to the end of the Version Cue URL (for example, http://153.32.235.230:50900).
Display the Version Cue Server Administration login page to identify the Version Cue URLs that remote users and
WebDAV applications need to access the server. Alternatively, view the URLs in the Inspector in Bridge.
3 Click OK.
A shortcut to the remote server is automatically included in your list of available Version Cue Servers.
See also
“Inspect Version Cue files in Adobe Bridge” on page 37
Connect to a Version Cue Server using WebDAV
Adobe recommends managing non-Adobe files with Adobe Bridge. However, if you’re collaborating with other users
who don’t have access to Adobe Bridge, they can use the Version Cue WebDAV Server URL to access projects on a
Version Cue Server.
You can access a Version Cue Server by using a WebDAV-enabled application, such as a Microsoft Office application.
In Windows, specify a project on a Version Cue Server as a network place by specifying the project’s WebDAV URL.
In Mac OS, specify the project’s WebDAV URL by using the Connect To Server Command from the Finder. Before
attempting to connect, refer to your application’s documentation on using its WebDAV features.
❖ Enter the Version Cue WebDAV URL, the port number (3703, or 50900 if you’re connecting to a server that is
running on the same system as a Version Cue CS2 workspace), webdav, and the project name. For example:
http://153.32.235.230:3703/webdav/project_name
Migrate projects to the Version Cue 3.0 Server
If you currently use Version Cue CS2, you need to migrate your projects to Version Cue CS3. When you migrate
Version Cue CS2 projects to Version Cue CS3, users assigned to those projects are also migrated.
You cannot migrate Version Cue CS2 projects to Version Cue CS3 on Intel®-based Macintosh computers.
Before migrating projects, ask all users to synchronize their assets so project data is up to date.
1 Locate the folder Com.adobe.versioncue.migration_2.0.0 on the computer on which Version Cue CS3 is installed
and copy it to the Version Cue CS2 Plugins folder.
2 Restart Version Cue CS2.
3 Log in to Version Cue CS3 Server Administration.
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4 Click the Advanced tab, and then click Import Version Cue CS2 Data.
5 Enter a Version Cue CS2 administrator login and password, and click Log In.
6 Select the project you want to migrate, and click Migrate.
Note: If the Version Cue CS2 project has the same name as a project that exists on the Version Cue CS3 Server,
Version Cue will append a number to the end of the Version Cue CS2 project name (for example, Test Project (2)). If a
Version Cue CS2 user has the same user name as an existing user on the Version Cue CS3 Server, Version Cue will use
the existing Version Cue CS3 user account.
7 When Version Cue Server Administration displays the confirmation page, click End.
8 Stop the Version Cue CS2 workspace.
9 Uninstall Version Cue CS2.
10 Restart the Version Cue CS3 Server. This resets the port to allow access from both Adobe Creative Suite 2 and
Adobe Creative Suite 3 components.
See also
“Log in to Version Cue Server Administration” on page 72
“Using Creative Suite 2 components and Acrobat 8 with Version Cue CS3” on page 43
Shut down or restart the Version Cue Server
When you shut down the Version Cue Server, you disable access to the Version Cue projects hosted on that server.
Each time you restart the Version Cue Server, it performs an integrity check and makes repairs, if necessary. To
ensure best performance, restart the Version Cue Server weekly so that it can perform the integrity check and make
repairs.
1 Do one of the following to access Version Cue preferences:
• In Windows, double-click the Version Cue icon
• In Mac OS, click the Version Cue icon
in the system tray at the lower-right of the screen.
in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and choose Version Cue CS3
Preferences.
• Open the Control Panel and double-click Adobe Version Cue CS3 (Windows) or click Adobe Version Cue CS3 in
System Preferences (Mac OS).
2 Click the Settings tab in the Adobe Version Cue CS3 dialog box.
• To shut down the Version Cue Server, click Stop. When prompted, click Yes (Windows) or Shut Down (Mac OS).
• To restart the Version Cue Server, click Stop, and then click Start.
• To automatically turn on Version Cue when the computer starts, select Turn On Server When The Computer
Starts.
3 Click OK (Windows) or Apply Now (Mac OS).
You can also restart the Version Cue Server by clicking Restart Server in the Advanced tab of Version Cue Server
Administration.
See also
“Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79
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Working with Version Cue projects
About Version Cue projects
Version Cue projects are stored on Version Cue Servers. Projects store the master copies of files added to the project,
as well as file versions and other file data, such as comments and version dates. When the Version Cue Server is
specified to be visible and projects are shared, multiple users can access projects, which can contain both Adobe and
non-Adobe files.
When you first open a Version Cue project, Version Cue creates a folder named Version Cue in the My Documents
(Windows) or Documents (Mac OS) folder, and adds a project folder to the Version Cue folder. Version Cue also
creates a shortcut to the project that appears in Bridge and in the Adobe dialog box after you click the Version Cue
favorite icon.
You can create and administer projects only if you’ve been assigned appropriate permissions in Version Cue Server
Administration.
Note: If you use an Adobe Creative Suite 2 component or Acrobat 8, you won’t be able to see Version Cue CS3 projects
in the Adobe dialog box or in Bridge unless the project is specified to be backward compatible with Adobe Creative Suite 2
and Acrobat 8. In addition, Creative Suite 2 components and Acrobat 8 can’t connect to a Version Cue CS3 Server that
uses SSL.
See also
“About local project files” on page 58
“About versions” on page 66
“Create and manage users” on page 72
Create projects
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can create projects by using Bridge, any Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component, or Version Cue Server
Administration, which provides options for specifying advanced project properties. (For information about creating
a project in Version Cue Server Administration, see “Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75.)
You must have Project Administration permissions to be able to create projects in Version Cue. If you create a shared
project, make sure that the Version Cue Server is set to be visible to others. If the server is private, other users won’t
be able to access the shared project.
See also
“Create and manage users” on page 72
Create a project
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Open. Click Use Adobe Dialog if
you’re using the OS dialog box.
2 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
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3 Choose New Project from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
.
4 Choose a Version Cue Server to host the project from the Location menu.
5 Enter a name for the project in the Project Name box and a description in the Project Info box.
6 To make this project and its files available to others, select Share This Project With Others.
7 To create a project that Creative Suite 2 or Acrobat 8 users can access, select Maximize Compatibility With CS2
Applications And Acrobat 8.
8 Click OK.
Create a project in Bridge
1 Choose Tools > Version Cue > New Project.
2 In the New Project dialog box, choose a Version Cue Server to host the project from the Location menu.
3 Enter a name for the project in the Project Name box and a description in the Project Info box.
4 To make this project and its files available to others, select Share This Project With Others.
5 To create a project that Creative Suite 2 or Acrobat 8 users can access, select Maximize Compatibility With CS2
Applications And Acrobat 8.
6 Click OK.
Open a project
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can open projects that are stored on a local Version Cue Server or open shared projects on a remote server that
is configured to be visible to others.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Set Version Cue Server preferences” on page 48
“Connect to remote servers” on page 49
Open a project
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Open. Click Use Adobe Dialog if
you’re using the OS dialog box.
2 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
3 Do one of the following:
• Double-click your local server to view its projects.
• Double-click Recent Projects to open a recently opened project.
• Double-click Browse Servers to locate the Version Cue Server that hosts the project. When you locate the server,
double-click it to view its projects.
Note: If the server that hosts the project is outside your network, choose Connect To Server from the Tools menu or
Connect To from the Project Tools menu (Acrobat), enter the IP or DNS address of the server, and click OK.
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4 Double-click the project to open it.
Open a project in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Do one of the following:
• Double-click your local server to view its projects.
• Double-click Recent Projects to open a recently opened project.
• Double-click Browse Servers to locate the Version Cue Server that hosts the project. When you locate the server,
double-click it to view its projects.
Note: If the server that hosts the project is outside your subnet, choose Tools > Version Cue > Connect To Server, enter
the IP or DNS address of the server, and click OK.
3 Double-click the project to open it.
Edit project properties
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can edit most of the properties of a project, including the project name, description, and shared status; the
location of local project files; and the location of project backups in Bridge or in the Adobe dialog box. However, if
you want to enable lock protection, edit or assign users, or require users to log in to the project, use Version Cue
Server Administration instead.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“About local project files” on page 58
“Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75
Access project properties
• In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, select the project in the Adobe dialog box, and then
choose Edit Properties from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu.
• In Bridge, select the project, choose View > Inspector Panel, and click Edit Properties in the Tasks area of the
Inspector panel.
• In Bridge, select the project and then choose Tools > Version Cue > Edit Properties.
Note: To edit advanced project properties in Version Cue Server Administration, click Server Administration in the Edit
Properties dialog box.
Change the project name or description
1 In the Edit Properties dialog box, enter a name in the Project Name text box. The new name will not be reflected
in your (or your workgroup’s) local project folder until you disconnect from and reconnect to the project. To change
the description of the project, enter text in the Project Info text box.
2 Click Save.
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Change the location of local project files
1 In the Edit Properties dialog box, expand Local Project Files to view the location of local project files on your
computer.
2 Click Change Location and choose the new location for local project files on your computer.
Note: Do not move the project folder manually in the file system to change the location of local project files.
3 Click Save.
Change a project’s shared status
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
By default, Version Cue CS3 projects are private; however, you can change a project’s shared status at any time. If you
change a project’s status to shared, make sure that the Version Cue Server is set to be visible to others. If the server is
private, other users won’t be able to access the shared project.
You can use Version Cue Server Administration to require login for shared projects, thus restricting access to specific
users.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75
Share or unshare a project
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, select the project in the Adobe dialog box, and
then choose Edit Properties from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu.
2 Select or deselect Share This Project With Others, and click Save.
Share or unshare a project from Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Select the project, and do one of the following:
• Choose View > Inspector Panel, and click Edit Properties in the Tasks area of the Inspector panel.
• Choose Tools > Version Cue > Edit Properties.
3 Select or deselect Share This Project With Others, and click Save.
Change the location of project backups
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You must shut down the Version Cue Server before you change the backup folder location. Do not move this folder
manually.
1 Shut down the Version Cue Server (see “Shut down or restart the Version Cue Server” on page 51).
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2 Do one of the following to access Version Cue preferences:
• In Windows, double-click the Version Cue icon
• In Mac OS, click the Version Cue icon
in the system tray at the lower-right of the screen.
in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and choose Version Cue CS3
Preferences from the menu.
• Open the Control Panel and double-click Adobe Version Cue CS3 (Windows) or click Adobe Version Cue CS3 in
System Preferences (Mac OS).
3 Click the Locations tab in the Adobe Version Cue CS3 dialog box.
4 Click the Choose button next to the Backup Folder location, and select a new location for the folder. You must
choose a location on the computer on which the Version Cue Server is installed.
5 Click OK.
6 Click OK (Windows) or Apply Now (Mac OS). If prompted, click Yes (Windows) or Restart (Mac OS) to restart
the Version Cue Server.
Add files and folders to a project
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
To save versions of a file, share the file with your workgroup, and take advantage of Version Cue file management,
you must add the file to a Version Cue project. You can add both Adobe and non-Adobe files to Version Cue projects.
Add files one at a time from within a Version Cue-enabled Adobe Creative Suite component by using the Adobe
dialog box, or add groups of files by using the Add Files command in Bridge.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
Add a file to a project
1 Open the file in Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop.
2 Choose File > Save As. Click Use Adobe Dialog if you’re using the OS dialog box.
3 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel, open the project to which you want to add the file, and click Save As.
4 Enter a version comment in the Check In or Save A Version (Acrobat) dialog box and click OK.
Add a file or folder to a project in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel and open the project to which you want to add files.
2 Do one of the following:
• Drag files or folders from Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac OS) to the project in Bridge. (You cannot drag
empty folders to a Version Cue project in Bridge.)
• Choose Tools > Version Cue > Add Files. In the Open dialog box, select one or more files and click Open.
3 Enter a version comment in the Check In dialog box and click OK.
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Delete projects
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can delete a Version Cue project in Bridge or any Version Cue-enabled Adobe Creative Suite component, or by
using Version Cue Server Administration. You can’t delete a project if any user has files that are marked as Checked
Out or In Use (Acrobat).
Note: Remove file locks to remove the Checked Out or In Use (Acrobat) status of files designated as such. See “Advanced
Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79.
Deleting a project permanently erases all of its files (including versions) and folders from the Version Cue Server,
and erases shortcuts to the project and the local project files on your computer. (The local project files created on
other users’ computers are not deleted until they disconnect from the deleted project.)
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75
Delete a project
❖ In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, select the project you want to delete in the Adobe
dialog box, and then click the Delete icon
.
Delete a project in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Select the project you want to delete, and then click the Delete Item icon
.
Disconnect from projects
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
Disconnecting from a project erases the local project files on your computer, while leaving the master copies on the
Version Cue Server intact. Disconnecting also removes shortcuts to the project from Bridge and the Adobe dialog
box. You may want to disconnect to free up more space on your hard drive (new local project files are created the
next time you open, download, edit, or synchronize a file). You may also disconnect from a project to erase your local
project files from a project deleted by someone else in your workgroup.
If an administrator deletes a project in which you have local project files with Checked Out or In Use (Acrobat) status,
you must manually delete the local project files folder from your hard drive. You can then disconnect from the
project.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
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Disconnect from a project
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box.
2 Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the project from which you want to disconnect, and then
choose Disconnect.
Disconnect from a project in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the project from which you want to disconnect, and then
choose Disconnect.
Working with files in Version Cue
About local project files
When you work in files from a Version Cue project, you’re editing a local copy of the file in the project folder on your
hard drive, not the master file on the Version Cue Server, which remains protected and untouched. Local project files
also allow you to work on a file simultaneously with others.
Important: To relocate local project files on your hard drive, use the Change Location feature (don’t move the project
folder manually in the file system). For instructions, see “Edit project properties” on page 54.
As you work, use the Save command to save changes periodically and update your local project file. A new version
is added to the master file on the Version Cue Server when you choose the Check In or Save A Version (Acrobat)
command, or when you synchronize your files with the Version Cue Server.
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“About Version Cue projects” on page 52
“About versions” on page 66
“Synchronize files” on page 70
File statuses
Files that are managed by Version Cue are marked with a status icon that describes the state of the file on the
Version Cue Server. You can view a file’s status while browsing the files in a Version Cue project, in Bridge, and also
in the document window’s status area after opening a file in a Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component (in
Acrobat, the status is displayed in the lower-left corner of the navigation pane).
If you don’t see the Version Cue status in the document window’s status area, click the status bar and choose Show >
Version Cue Status.
A file can have more than one status at the same time.
Open
The file is open on your computer. The Open status is indicated only for files on your computer.
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You are editing the file. Version Cue assigns this status when you make an edit that changes
the file’s content. You can mark a file as checked out before you edit it to alert other users that you intend to make
changes to the content.
Checked Out By Me
Checked Out By [user name]
Another user is editing the file and has not yet saved a new version.
To quickly view all files checked out in a particular project, open the project and click Checked Out Files beneath the
Version Cue entry in the Favorites panel of the Adobe dialog box.
Synchronized
The latest known version of the file is available for editing and you have a local copy of it on your
computer. Version Cue assigns this status when you check in a version of the file you’re editing, or when you
synchronize a project.
Conflicting
There is a version conflict, or both you and another user are editing the file.
The file in the local project folder is the only copy known to Version Cue and has not been synchronized with the Version Cue Server. This status may be applied, for instance, if a file is saved in an existing project for
the first time while the Version Cue Server is offline. You can edit the file, but it’s important to check in or
synchronize the file after you save your changes.
New File
A local project file exists, but there is a newer version of the file on the Version Cue
Server. This status indicates that it will take a few moments to download an up-to-date local project file before you
can edit the file.
Newer Version On Server
There is a local project file, but the Version Cue Server is offline, or you are offline and not able
to access the server. There is no way of checking whether the local project file is synchronized with the latest version
on the Version Cue Server. You can edit an offline copy and save these changes; however, you must check in a version
or synchronize the file when the Version Cue Server comes back online.
Server Offline
The file or folder has been deleted from the project, but not yet permanently erased. (You can restore a
deleted file or folder.)
Deleted
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“Editing and synchronizing offline files” on page 69
“Delete files or folders from a project” on page 64
“Edit files checked out by another user” on page 61
Open a file in a project
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can open files only from projects that are stored on a local Version Cue Server or from shared projects on a
remote server that is configured to be visible to others.
See also
“Open a project” on page 53
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Set Version Cue Server preferences” on page 48
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Open a project file
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Open and click Version Cue in the
Favorites panel of the Adobe dialog box.
2 Double-click the project that contains the file you want to open.
3 Select the file, and click Open.
Note: To reveal a file in Bridge, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the file in the Adobe dialog box, and
choose Reveal In Bridge.
Open a project file from Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Double-click the project that contains the file you want to open, and then double-click the file. The file opens in
its native application.
Save changes to a local project file
If you want to save changes, but aren't ready to save a new version as you edit a file you have opened from a
Version Cue project, you can use the File > Save command to save your changes to the local project file on your
computer. Until you save a new version to the shared Version Cue Server, these changes won’t be available to any
other user. You can also close the file once you save changes, and then reopen the file and check in a version later.
❖ To save changes to your local project file, choose File > Save.
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“Check in versions” on page 66
Remove local project files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can remove files that are not checked out by you from your local project folder if you want to free up more space
on your hard drive, for example. Removing local project files does not affect checked in files that are stored on the
Version Cue Server. Version Cue creates new local project files the next time you synchronize the project.
Disconnecting from a project also removes local project files; however, the Disconnect command also removes
shortcuts to the project from Bridge and the Adobe dialog box.
• In Bridge, select a Version Cue project or project file, and choose Tools > Version Cue > Clear Local Files.
• In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, select a Version Cue project or project file, and
choose Clear Local Files from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu.
See also
“Disconnect from projects” on page 57
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Edit files checked out by another user
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
If someone is editing a local copy of a master file, Version Cue changes the file’s status to Checked Out or In Use
(Acrobat), informs you that the file is already checked out when you try to edit your local project file, and allows you
to decide whether or not to continue working with the file.
When finished with the file, both users can save a new version of the file to the Version Cue Server. Version Cue
alerts all current users of the file about the presence of a new version in the Version Cue Server and gives them the
option of downloading the latest version or continuing their edits.
Use Version Cue Server Administration to assign lock protection to a Version Cue project. Only the first user to edit
an available file in a lock-protected project can check in a version of that file to the Version Cue project. For more
information, see “Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75.
Edit a file checked out by another user
1 Open the file, and choose one of the following options when the Checked Out By or In Use By (Acrobat) alert
appears:
Discard Changes Displays the most recent version of the file from the Version Cue Server and discards your changes
to the local project file.
Continue Editing Lets you edit the local project file without overwriting the changes made in another user’s local
copy of the same file (Version Cue will prompt each user to save a new version of the file).
2 If you continue working with the document and make a change to the content, Version Cue displays an alert to
remind you that there is the possibility of creating conflicting copies. Choose one of the following:
No, Close Document Closes the file without any alterations.
Yes, Keep Open Keeps the file open so that you can work on the document.
3 If the project doesn’t have lock protection applied to it, you can save a new version of your edits. Version Cue
displays an alert, warning you that conflicting edits will occur if you continue. Choose one of the following:
Cancel Returns you to the open document without checking in a version.
Check In Updates the master file in the Version Cue Server with the new version. (Version Cue displays an alert to
the other user to note that a newer version of the file has been created.)
At any point, you can close the document and discard any changes you made.
Update a file with the most recent version
If another user creates a new version of a file that you have open or that is still marked as Checked Out or In Use
(Acrobat), Version Cue prompts you to update your document with the latest version when you open it or attempt
to make changes to it, or when you bring the document window frontmost in a group of documents.
❖ When the prompt appears, choose one of the following:
Discard Changes Updates the document with the most recent version from the Version Cue project. You can
continue editing the file after it is updated. You lose any changes you made even if you have already used the Save
command to save those changes to the local project file.
Continue Editing Leaves the document as is. You can continue editing the file without overwriting the changes in
the more recent version. Instead, you’re prompted either to save a new version of the file when you close it or to
discard your changes.
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Move and copy Version Cue files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
Use the Move To or Copy To commands in Bridge to move or copy Version Cue files within a project, among
projects, or from a project to a desktop folder. When you copy or move a file, Version Cue copies or moves only the
most current version.
See also
“Open a project” on page 53
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
Copy Version Cue files
❖ Do any of the following:
• Select the file in Bridge and choose Edit > Copy.
• Right-click the file in Bridge, choose Copy To, and choose a project or folder from the context menu (to specify a
folder not listed, choose Folder, select a desktop or project folder, and click OK).
• Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the files to a different location.
• Drag the files from one project to another (if you drag the files to a different location in the same project, they are
moved).
Move Version Cue files
❖ Do any of the following:
• Right-click the file in Bridge, choose Move To, and choose a project or project folder from the context menu (to
specify a folder not listed, choose Folder, select a folder, and click OK).
Note: Bridge moves files if you use the Move To command within the same Version Cue project. If you use the Move To
command to move files from one Version Cue project to another or from a Version Cue project to a desktop folder, Bridge
copies the files.
• Drag a file to a different location in the same project (if you drag the files from one project to another, they are
copied).
Search for Version Cue files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can locate files in a Version Cue project by searching for specific metadata such as titles, authors, copyright data,
keywords, dates, and locations. Metadata is added to Version Cue project files as you work with them. In addition,
you can add other metadata to files in Adobe Creative Suite components through the File Info dialog box. Adobe
Creative Suite components can contain specific metadata fields; for example, fonts and colors in InDesign files and
colors in Illustrator files.
You can search for files deleted from projects as well as existing files. In Bridge, you can search for Version Cue
project files by version comment and past versions. (For instructions on searching in Bridge, see “Search for files and
folders” in Bridge Help.)
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Note: Bridge doesn’t search metadata for Version Cue version comments unless you choose Checkin Comment from the
Criteria menu in the Find dialog box.
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box and double-click the project you want to search.
2 Click Project Search
.
3 Choose an option from the Search Category menu and enter criteria in the adjacent text box.
4 Click Search.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“View, promote, and delete versions” on page 67
“About metadata” on page 29
Placing Version Cue files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
While you’re working with a Version Cue project in Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, you can add a
Version Cue file to a document just as you would place a non-Version Cue file—by using the Place command. You
can also drag a file from a Version Cue project in Bridge to an open Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or
Photoshop file.
Always add assets to a Version Cue project before placing them in a Version Cue-managed file. When you place a
file that is not managed by Version Cue into a file that is, you cannot keep track of the placed asset's versions or
status.
The Links panel (in Illustrator, InCopy, and InDesign) displays additional information about placed files from
Version Cue projects, identifying whether a linked file is being edited and which user is doing the editing. You can
also use the Links panel to determine whether the linked file needs to be updated to a newer version from the
Version Cue Server.
For complete information on placing files into documents, see the specific application’s Help.
Replace a placed file with a previous version
You may find yourself working with multiple versions of a document that includes a link to a file with multiple
versions. If you decide to promote an earlier version of the document that includes a link to an earlier version of the
file, Version Cue links to the current version of the file in the promoted document.
For example, suppose you create an InDesign document, place a Photoshop file in the document, and create multiple
versions of both the InDesign document and the Photoshop file. If you then decide to promote an earlier version of
the InDesign document, the link to the placed Photoshop file points to the current version of the file—not the
version of the file to which you originally linked in the promoted InDesign document.To resolve this, replace the
linked file with a previous version.
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Note: Illustrator, InCopy, or InDesign may display a thumbnail of the version of the file to which you originally linked
in the promoted document, but the link actually points to the most current version of the file. For example, when you
package an InDesign document that displays a thumbnail of the correct version, InDesign replaces the thumbnail of the
file with the most current (but incorrect) version.
1 In Illustrator, InCopy, or InDesign, select the file in the Links panel.
2 Choose Versions from the Links panel menu.
3 Select a version and click Promote To Current. Enter a version comment if desired, and click Save.
View files and versions in the Links panel
When Version Cue is enabled in Illustrator, InCopy, or InDesign, the Links panel identifies who is editing a linked
file from a Version Cue project.
The Links panel functions the same with files that are managed with Version Cue as with files that are not. For
example, if a newer version of a linked file is on the Version Cue Server, the Modified Artwork icon
appears; if a
file is missing, the Missing Artwork icon
appears. To update a linked file from a Version Cue project, you use the
same procedures used for files that aren’t managed by Version Cue.
The Links panel also displays a Version Cue status icon that describes the state of the file on the Version Cue Server
(see “File statuses” on page 58), and displays a linked file’s versions so you can promote and use previous versions.
You can even create versions of linked non-Adobe files.
❖ Do one of the following:
• To view versions of a placed file, choose Versions from the Links panel menu.
• To view a tool tip that displays the versions of a placed file, place the pointer over the name of the file in the Links
panel.
See Illustrator Help, InCopy Help, or InDesign Help for more information about working with the Links panel and
placed files.
Delete files or folders from a project
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can delete files or folders in Bridge or any Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component. Deleting a file or
folder from Version Cue is a two-step process that safeguards against accidental deletions.
The first step is deleting the file or folder and giving it Deleted status. Deleting hides the file or folder from normal
view but does not erase it. The second step is permanently deleting and erasing the file or folder and its previous
versions.
Note: Any user with appropriate privileges can delete files and folders unless the files or folders are marked as Checked
Out or In Use (Acrobat). If you’re in a workgroup and a user is editing a file that you need to delete, you can reset the
file’s lock by using Version Cue Server Administration.
In Bridge and Version Cue-enabled components of Adobe Creative Suite, you can view project files with Deleted
status in Project Trash view. You can restore files or folders that have Deleted status to reinstate Version Cue
management. Restored files and folders appear in their previous location in the project folder hierarchy.
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See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“About local project files” on page 58
“Delete projects” on page 57
“Disconnect from projects” on page 57
“Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79
Delete files or folders
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel in the
Adobe dialog box, and open the project that contains the files or folders you want to delete.
2 Select the file or folder you want to delete and click the Delete
icon in the toolbar.
Delete files or folders in Bridge
1 In Bridge, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel and open the project that contains the files you want to delete.
2 Select the file and click the Delete
icon in the toolbar.
Restore a deleted file or folder
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, open the project containing the file or folder that
you want to restore in the Adobe dialog box.
2 Click Project Trash in the Favorites panel, right-click the file you want to restore, and choose Restore.
3 Choose Refresh from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu to update the dialog box.
The file or folder is restored to its original location in the Version Cue project.
Note: To restore a file in a previously deleted folder, you must first restore the folder. Doing so restores the folder and all
its contents.
Restore a deleted file or folder in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel and open the project that contains the files you want to restore.
2 Choose Tools > Version Cue > View Project Trash.
3 Select the file you want to restore, and choose Tools > Version Cue > Restore.
The file or folder is restored to its original location in the Version Cue project.
Delete a file or folder permanently
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, open the project containing the file or folder that
you want to delete permanently in the Adobe dialog box.
2 Click Project Trash in the Favorites panel, right-click the file you want to delete permanently, and choose Delete
Permanent.
3 Click OK.
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Delete a file permanently in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel and open the project that contains the files you want to delete perma-
nently.
2 Choose Tools > Version Cue > View Project Trash.
3 Right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) the file you want to permanently delete, and click Delete
Permanent.
Version Cue versions
About versions
Versions track changes to a file: Each version is a snapshot of the file at a particular point in time. When you edit a
file from the Version Cue Server, you’re editing the last version saved to the Version Cue Server. When you’re ready
to save changes to the Version Cue Server, you check in a version. You don’t have to check in a version every time
you save your changes: Check in a version only when you want to create a snapshot of the file.
You can save comments with versions to help you track changes. You can also promote a previous version to be the
current version, letting you recover from unwanted changes.
You can compare multiple versions of the same file, and delete versions as they become obsolete or to save disk space.
For a video on managing versions, see www.adobe.com/go/vid0115.
See also
“Accessing Version Cue features” on page 42
“About local project files” on page 58
“Save changes to a local project file” on page 60
Check in versions
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
To check in a new version of a file, use the Check In or Save A Version (Acrobat) command, which saves your changes
to the Version Cue Server and removes the Checked Out or In Use By (Acrobat) status from the file.
When you check in a version, Version Cue transfers and saves only the changes you’ve made to the file.
You can check in versions of non-Adobe files only if the files are in a Version Cue project and the files have been
opened through Bridge. After you check in versions of non-Adobe files, you can access them from the Versions
dialog box in Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite components and from the Inspector or Content panel in Bridge.
Note: You can save versions of nonembedded graphics, image, and text files in InCopy, InDesign, and Illustrator by using
the Edit Original command in the Links panel. After editing the file, save it in its native application. Then, in the Links
panel, select the file and use the Check In Link command to check in a version in the Version Cue project. For more information, see InCopy Help, InDesign Help, or Illustrator Help.
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See also
“Open a project” on page 53
Check in a version
1 Do one of the following:
• In Flash, InCopy, Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop, choose File > Check In.
• In Acrobat, choose File > Save A Version.
• In Bridge, select the file or files you want to check in and click the Check In button.
2 In the Check In dialog box, enter comments that you want to associate with the version, and then click OK.
Check in a non-Adobe file
1 Start Bridge.
2 In Bridge, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel and then open the project containing the file that you want to
check out.
3 Double-click the file to check it out and open it.
4 When the file opens in its native application, make your changes, and save and close the file.
5 In Bridge, click the Check In button.
6 In the Check In dialog box, enter comments that you want to associate with the version, and then click OK.
View, promote, and delete versions
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
Versions are treated as separate files, which you can access through the Versions dialog box in all Version Cueenabled Creative Suite components or through the Content panel in Bridge. The Versions dialog box and Bridge
display thumbnails of all file versions (numbered sequentially) with comments, dates, and the login name of the user
who created the version.
If you want to compare versions in detail, you can choose to view each version in its native application.
If you want both a previous version and the current version to be available for simultaneous use in a project, save
the previous version as a separate asset.
Viewing versions in the Adobe dialog box
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See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
“Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks” on page 79
View versions
1 In Acrobat, Flash, InCopy, Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box and open the project that contains the file whose versions you want to view.
2 Select the file whose versions you want to view.
3 Choose Versions from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
.
Versions appear in the Versions dialog box.
You can view versions of a file while it’s open in a Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component: Choose Versions
from the status menu at the bottom of the document window.
View versions in Bridge
1 Click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Open the project containing the file for which you want to view versions, and select the file.
3 Choose Tools > Version Cue > Versions, or click the Versions button in the Content panel. Versions appear in the
Content panel.
View a previous version in its native application
If you view a previous version in its native application, changes you make won’t be reflected in the current version
(unless you promote the previous version to be the current version). You can, however, save edits to a previous
version as a new asset.
❖ Do one of the following:
• In the Versions dialog box, click the version that you want to open and click View.
• In Bridge, double-click the version you want to open.
Version Cue opens the previous version in its native application. The version number appears in the file’s title bar to
remind you that it is not the current version. The file status is Never Saved, because the previous version is only a
snapshot of a previous stage of the file.
Promote a version
Promoting a previous version saves a copy of the previous version as the current version. This process keeps the
previous version intact, should you decide to return to it again in the future. Any changes made between its creation
and promotion don’t appear in the new current version.
1 Do one of the following:
• In the Versions dialog box, select the version you want to promote, and click Promote To Current Version.
• In Bridge, select the version you want to promote, and click Promote.
2 Type a version comment in the Check In dialog box and click OK.
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Delete a version
❖ Do one of the following:
• In the Versions dialog box, select the version you want to delete and click Delete.
• In Bridge, select the version you want to delete, and click Delete This Version.
Note that the remaining versions are not renumbered.
Using Version Cue Server Administration, you can delete multiple previous versions of all files in a project simultaneously. By using this method, you can retain past versions by date or by number of versions to keep. See “Create and
manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75.
Editing and synchronizing offline files
About offline files
When you need to work on files from a Version Cue project while the Version Cue Server is unavailable, you can edit
local project files on your computer. When the Version Cue Server is available again, you must synchronize your files
with the Version Cue Server to save your latest version to the Version Cue Server. You can synchronize an entire
project, or just a folder or a file in the project.
To prepare to work with offline files, it’s best to first synchronize the entire Version Cue project while the server is
still online to ensure that you have local project files. You can then edit the offline files and synchronize them once
the server is back online.
Edit offline files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can edit offline files from an unavailable Version Cue Server by opening offline copies. If you know that you’ll
be working with an offline file, you should first check the file out before going offline.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
Edit local project files from an offline project
1 In Acrobat, Flash, InCopy, Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box and open the project that contains the file you want to edit. It may take Version Cue a few seconds
to verify that the Version Cue Server is unavailable.
2 Double-click the file to open it (the Offline Copy status allows you to open the file).
3 When you finish editing the file, choose File > Save to save the changes to the local project file. When the
Version Cue Server becomes available again, synchronize your files. If the Version Cue Server becomes available
while you’re editing an offline file in an Adobe application, Version Cue will automatically mark the file as Checked
Out or In Use (Acrobat).
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Manually check out a file
If you intend to work on a file from an offline Version Cue Server, you should first manually mark the file as Checked
Out before the server goes offline. When you mark a file as Checked Out, Version Cue creates a local project file for
you and protects the file from editing by other users.
❖ Do one of the following:
• In Bridge, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel, navigate to the file, and click the Check Out button.
• In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box and open the project that contains the file. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS)
the file, and then choose Check Out or Mark In Use (Acrobat). Click Cancel to close the Adobe dialog box.
Synchronize files
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
If you’ve worked with offline files, you must synchronize your files with the Version Cue Server to save your latest
version to the Version Cue Server. You may also want to synchronize if another user has saved a newer version of a
file to the Version Cue Server.
See also
“Use the Adobe dialog box” on page 44
“Open a project” on page 53
Synchronize files
1 In Acrobat, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, or Photoshop, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel of the
Adobe dialog box and select the project, folder, or file you want to synchronize. Do one of the following:
• To download assets from the Version Cue Server for which you have no corresponding local project files, choose
Download from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
synchronized).
(if Download is not available, the assets are already
• To both upload and download assets to and from the Version Cue Server, choose Synchronize from the Tools or
Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
.
2 If prompted, choose an option in the File Conflict dialog box.
Synchronize files in Bridge
1 In Bridge, click Version Cue in the Favorites panel.
2 Select a project, folder, or file, and do one of the following:
• To download assets from the Version Cue Server for which you have no corresponding local project files, choose
Tools > Version Cue > Download (if Download is not available, the assets are already synchronized).
• To both upload and download assets to and from the Version Cue Server, choose Tools > Version Cue >
Synchronize (or click the Synchronize button in the toolbar).
3 If prompted, choose an option in the File Conflict dialog box.
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File conflict options
If the master file on the Version Cue Server is newer than your local project file and you’ve made changes to the local
project file, a File Conflict dialog box appears with the following options:
Apply The Following Action To All Subsequent Conflicts Automatically applies the selected option every time there
is a file conflict.
Check In Saves your local project file as a new version to the Version Cue Server.
Skip This File Prevents the most recent version from the Version Cue Server from being downloaded. (This option
also prevents a version of your local project file from being saved to the server.) Choose this option only if you want
to keep your edits and disregard the other changes in the master file.
Version Cue Server Administration
About Version Cue Server Administration
Use Version Cue Server Administration to create, edit, and delete projects; manage user and group access; view logs
and reports; initiate and manage web-based PDF reviews; and perform advanced server administration tasks such
as deleting file versions, removing file locks, configuring plug-ins, and backing up the Version Cue Server.
The Version Cue Server Administration web page is divided into four tabs. Each tab contains controls that enable
you to configure Version Cue. You can access Version Cue Server Administration from the Version Cue icon, from
a web browser, or from any Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component.
A
B
Users/Groups and Projects tabs of Version Cue Server Administration
A. Tabs B. Controls
Version Cue Server Administration software requirements
Version Cue Server Administration for Windows requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or later to
import projects from folders. You can download the Java Runtime Environment from the Sun Microsystems™ Java
website at www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
Version Cue Server Administration for both Windows and Mac OS requires Adobe Flash Player 9 for user and group
administration. When you first create users and groups, Version Cue will prompt you to install Flash Player.
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Log in to Version Cue Server Administration
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
When you turn on the Version Cue Server for the first time, Version Cue automatically creates a default login name
(system) with administrator privileges and asks you to specify a password. The login name and password let you log
in to Version Cue Server Administration.
Other users with administrator privileges can also log in to Version Cue Server Administration.
See also
“Turn on and configure the Version Cue Server” on page 47
Log in from the Version Cue icon
1 Do one of the following:
• (Windows) Right-click the Version Cue icon
in the system tray and choose Server Administration.
• (Mac OS) Click the Version Cue icon at the top of the screen, and then click Server Administration.
2 Type your Version Cue login name and password in the text boxes, and click Log In.
Log in from a Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component
You can also log in to Version Cue Server Administration from Acrobat, Flash, InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator, and
Photoshop.
1 Choose File > Open, and click Use Adobe Dialog.
2 Choose Connect To Server from the Tools menu or Connect To from the Project Tools menu (Acrobat), type the
IP or DNS address and port of the Version Cue Server you want to administer, and click OK. The default port
number is 3703 (50900 if you’re connecting to a Version Cue CS3 server that’s installed on the same system as a
Version Cue CS2 workspace).
3 Choose Edit Properties from the Tools or Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
.
4 Click Server Administration in the Edit Properties dialog box.
5 Type your Version Cue login name and password in the text boxes, and click Log In.
Log in from a web browser
1 In a web browser, type the IP or DNS address of the computer on which the Version Cue Server is installed.
Precede the address with http:// and follow it with a colon and the default port number, for example,
http://153.32.235.230:3703 (IP) or http://myserver.mycompany.com:3703 (DNS). The default port number is 3703
(50900 if you’re connecting to a Version Cue CS3 server that’s installed on the same system as a Version Cue CS2
workspace).
Note: If the server is installed locally, type http://localhost:3703.
2 A browser window displays the Adobe Version Cue Server Administration login page. Type your Version Cue
login name and password in the text boxes, and click Log In.
Create and manage users
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
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Only users who have been granted System Administrator access privileges can create, import, export, and edit
Version Cue users.
If you didn’t enable automatic user account creation when you turned on the Version Cue Server, you need to create
Version Cue user names to let other users access projects on the Version Cue Server. To restrict the Version Cue
projects that a user can access, you can require login for the project and assign user names and permissions to that
project.
Adobe Flash Player 9 is required to create and manage users in Version Cue Server Administration. When you first
create users, Version Cue will prompt you to install Adobe Flash Player 9.
See also
“Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration” on page 75
Create, edit, or delete users
Create users to let them access projects on the Version Cue Server.
1 Click the Users/Groups tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click New in the Users area.
2 In the New User dialog box, enter a user name, login, and password, and choose the level of access to give the user
from the Admin Access Level menu:
• None denies the user access to Version Cue Server Administration.
• User grants standard access to Version Cue Server Administration. Users with standard access can create new
projects (if also granted project creation permissions) and modify projects they have created.
• System Administrator grants full access to all tasks in Version Cue Server Administration.
3 Select Project Creation to enable the user to create new Version Cue projects.
4 (Optional) Type a phone number, an e-mail address, and comments in the remaining text boxes. Make sure to
enter an e-mail address if the user will participate in Version Cue PDF reviews.
5 Click Save.
To edit a user, select the user, click Edit, change settings in the Edit [User Name] dialog box, and click Save. To delete
a user, select the user, and click Delete.
Create, edit, or delete a user group
Create user groups to group users with similar permissions. For example, create a user group named “Designers” to
group all users who are contributing artwork to a design project. The default group, Everyone, contains all users in
the system.
1 Click the Users/Groups tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click New in the Groups area.
3 In the New Group dialog box, enter a name for the group. Optionally, enter a comment, and then click Save.
4 Add users to the group by dragging them from the Users area to the new group.
To change the name of a group, select it, click Edit, and enter a new name in the Groupname box. To delete a group,
select it, and click Delete.
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Assign permissions to users and groups
You can assign permissions to individual users, or to a group of users. Permissions are different from access levels:
Access levels control access to Version Cue Server Administration, while permissions control access to the
Version Cue Server, projects, and Version Cue PDF reviews. Note that permissions you assign to users or groups may
be overwritten by permissions you assign to users for specific projects.
1 Do either of the following:
• To assign permissions to a user, select the user in the Users/Groups tab of Version Cue Server Administration.
• To assign permissions to all users in a group, select the group in the Users/Groups tab of Version Cue Server
Administration.
2 Select Allow or Deny for each permissions category in the Global Permissions section:
To allow or deny all permissions, choose Allow or Deny from the Presets menu. To display the default permissions
assigned to a user or group, select the user or group and click Effective Permissions.
• Read allows viewing projects and the files, versions, and file information within them.
• Write allows adding files to a project and saving versions and file information.
• Delete allows deleting projects or the files within them.
• Review Initiator allows initiating PDF reviews in Version Cue Server Administration (see “Start a Version Cue
PDF review” on page 82).
• Project Administration allows administering projects (for example, duplicating, backing up, exporting, and
deleting projects).
3 Click Save Permissions.
Import users from an LDAP directory
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a method of querying directory systems that contain information
about users, such as user names and passwords. You can import users from an LDAP server and map their user
attributes (such as user name and password) to Version Cue user attributes. Users that you import from an LDAP
server appear with a user icon
that is different from the typical user icon .
Note: If you enabled Automatic User Account Creation when you configured the Version Cue Server and then subsequently enable LDAP support, LDAP users are automatically imported when they access the server with their LDAP
account name. Users imported in this fashion are added to the Everyone group, given a user access level of None, and
are not able to log into Version Cue Server Administration. Use this technique to automatically assign LDAP users
default access rights to projects on a Version Cue server without having to explicitly import users.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click LDAP Preferences.
3 Click Enable LDAP Support, and then enter information about the LDAP server:
• Enter the server name in the LDAP Server text box.
• Enter the server port in the Server Port text box.
• Enter the starting point in the LDAP hierarchy for the directory on the LDAP server in the Searchbase text box.
• If the LDAP server requires authentication, enter a user name and password in the Username and Password text
boxes.
• Select Use LDAP With SSL if you want to connect via SSL to an SSL-enabled LDAP server.
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• Enter LDAP attributes in the User-Id, Displayname, E-Mail, Info, and Phone text boxes. Version Cue maps these
to the corresponding Version Cue Server attributes.
• To specify that the Version Cue Server periodically synchronizes with the LDAP server, select Enable Automatic
Synchronization and specify a synchronization period.
4 Click Save.
5 In the Users/Groups tab of Version Cue Server Administration, click Click To Maximize in the Users area.
6 Click Import External Users.
7 Type the first few letters of the LDAP user name or names you want to import in the External User dialog box.
(Version Cue auto-completes the entry.)
8 Select the name or names, and click Add.
9 Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you’ve added all desired LDAP users, and then click Import User.
Export a list of users
To add a set of users to another Version Cue Server, export a list of users and then copy it to the UsersExport folder
in the Version Cue application folder of the other computer with a Version Cue Server. You can then use the export
list to import users.
1 Click the Users/Groups tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click To Maximize in the Users area.
3 Click Export Users.
4 Select the users you want to export (Shift-click to select contiguous users, Ctrl-click to select noncontiguous
users).
5 Type a name for the list in the Filename text box. Optionally, type remarks in the Comments text box.
6 Click Export.
The location of the user list appears under the Export Users heading. To import this list into another Version Cue
Server, copy this file into the destination server’s Data/UsersExport folder in the Version Cue application folder.
Import users from a list
1 Click the Users/Groups tab in Version Cue Server Administration and then click Import Users.
2 Click the user list that you want to import.
3 Select the check box next to each user name that you want to import, or select the check box next to the User Name
column label to select all user names.
4 Click Next.
Create and manage projects in Version Cue Server Administration
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
You can create a new blank Version Cue project, a project from files in a folder on the computer where the
Version Cue Server is installed, or a project from a WebDAV or FTP server. Once you’ve created a project, you can
edit its properties in the Projects tab at any time.
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Create a new Version Cue project
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click New:
• Click Blank Project to create an empty Version Cue project.
• Click Import From Folder to create a project that contains files from a folder of files on the hard drive.
• Click Import From FTP Server or Import From WebDAV Server to import a website or to import files from a
folder on an FTP or WebDAV server.
2 Type a project name in the New Project Name text box.
3 Specify Version Cue project properties (see the next topic, “Version Cue project properties”).
4 Click Create (if you’ve created a new blank project) or Next (if you’ve created a project from a folder of files on an
FTP or WebDAV server or on your hard drive).
5 If you chose to import a project from a folder, do the following, and then click Import:
• If the content you’re importing is a website, select Import Folder As A Website.
• To specify the folder to import from, click Browse and select a folder.
Note: Don’t navigate away from Version Cue Server Administration after you click Import. If you navigate away before
all files have been imported into the project, Version Cue will create the project, but the project won’t contain all files.
6 If you chose to import a project from an FTP or WebDAV server, do the following, and then click Import:
• If the content you’re importing is a website, select Import FTP Directory As A Website or Import WebDAV
Directory As A Website.
• In the FTP Server or WebDAV Server text box, specify the server from which to import files, and type the port
number in the Port text box.
• To specify a folder, click Browse and select a folder.
• If a user name and password are required to access the server, type them in the User Name and Password boxes.
• To use a proxy server to connect to the server, select Use Proxy.
• To use passive mode to connect to the server, select Use Passive Mode.
7 If you chose to require login for the project, click Assign Permissions and assign permissions to users (see “Assign
user permissions”).
Version Cue project properties
Specify these options when creating or editing Version Cue projects in Version Cue Server Administration:
Share This Project With Others Users can be on your subnet, or they can be given the Version Cue Server IP or DNS
address and port number to gain access to the Version Cue Server.
Require Login For This Project Ensures that only users with a Version Cue user name and password have access to
the project.
Note: If you select this option after other users have already accessed the project without being authenticated, those users
can still access the project without logging in to it. Make sure that you change their privileges as needed in the project’s
list of assigned users.
Enable Lock Protection For This Project Restricts file versioning to sequential versions. Only the first user to edit an
available file in a lock-protected project can check in a version of that file to the Version Cue project. Other users
can’t check in a version until the first user saves a version and closes the file or reverts to the project version of the
file and closes it—other users must save their changes as completely new files with their own version thread.
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Maximize Compatibility With CS2 Applications And Acrobat 8 Creates a project that uses the Version Cue CS2
project structure so that Adobe Creative Suite 2 or Acrobat 8 users can work with Version Cue CS3 projects.
Comments Stores any remarks you type about the project.
Assign user permissions
If you chose to require login when creating a project, you need to assign permissions to users to define their access
to the project.
1 In the Assign Permissions area of Version Cue Server Administration, select the user or the group that contains
the users for which you want to assign permissions.
2 Select Allow or Deny for each permissions category in the Permissions For [User Name] section:
To allow or deny all permissions, choose Allow or Deny from the Presets menu. To display the effective global and
project permissions assigned to a user or group, select the user or group and click Effective Permissions.
• Read lets the user see files, versions, and file information in the project.
• Write lets the user create files, versions, and file information in the project.
• Delete lets the user delete files from the project.
• Review Initiator lets the user initiate PDF reviews in Version Cue Server Administration (see “Start a Version Cue
PDF review” on page 82).
• Project Administration lets the user administer projects (for example, duplicating, backing up, exporting, and
deleting projects).
3 Click Save Permissions.
Duplicate a Version Cue project
Duplicate a project to start a new project with the same users and privileges. Version Cue duplicates the folder
hierarchy within the project structure.
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Select the check box next to the project you want to duplicate, and click Duplicate.
3 In the Duplicate Project page, type a unique name for the project.
4 Edit project properties, and click Duplicate.
Delete a Version Cue project
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and do one of the following:
• To delete one or more projects, select the check box next to each project you want to delete.
• To delete all listed projects, select the check box next to the Project Name column label.
2 Click Delete. The Delete Project page appears.
3 Select User Locks Will Be Ignored to delete the project even if a user has files checked out.
4 Click Delete.
Export a Version Cue project to your computer or to an FTP or WebDAV server
You can export the most recent version of all project files from the Version Cue Server. Export if you want to move
files from one host computer (or server) to another, create a package of the most recent files for output, or simply
create an archive of the final versions. Version Cue still manages projects moved between computers.
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Note: If you want to move a project, first decide whether to back it up (so that all past versions are also moved) or to
export it (so that only the current versions of project files are moved).
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration. Select the check box next to the project you want to
export, and click Export.
2 In the Export Project page, choose a protocol by which to export the project.
3 Do one of the following:
• If you chose Export Project To Folder in step 2, specify the folder to which you want to export the project.
• If you chose Export Project To FTP Server or Export Project To WebDAV Server in step 2, specify the server
address in the Server Address text box, specify a folder in the Directory text box, and enter a user name and
password (if required). To use a proxy server to connect, select Use Proxy. If you are connecting to the server
through a firewall, or if you specified a port other than 21, select Use Passive Mode. (This is an option only if you
choose FTP in the Protocol menu.)
4 Click Export.
Back up and restore projects
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
When you back up a Version Cue project, Version Cue Server Administration creates backups of all the information
in a Version Cue project, including all versions of all files in the project. Use a project backup to move a project from
one Version Cue Server to another while retaining all the versions of that project. You can restore a backup copy that
represents a Version Cue project as it was on a specific date. Restored project backups do not replace the original
Version Cue project.
You can customize a backup configuration for your projects in the Version Cue project preferences. You can back up
a project using a new configuration or an existing configuration. A backup configuration includes the ability to
schedule a recurring backup for the project.
By default, project backups are stored in the Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue
CS3/Server/Backups folder (Windows) or the Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue
CS3/Server/Backups folder (Mac OS).
Back up a Version Cue project
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click the check box next to the project name, and then click Back Up.
3 In the Backup Name text box, accept the backup name, or type a new name.
4 Choose the project components that you want to back up: Project Content (which is always selected) to back up
files, Project File Versions to back up all versions of the files, Project Metadata to back up embedded information
entered in Adobe Creative Suite components, and Users/User Assignments to back up information about the users
and their project privileges.
5 Click Back Up.
Restore a Version Cue project backup copy
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click Project Backups.
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3 Select the backup that you want to restore.
4 In the New Project Name text box, type a name that is different from those of other projects in the Version Cue
Server.
5 Do any of the following, and then click Restore:
• To retain the list of users that were assigned to the project, select Restore Users.
• To retain the same privileges for each assigned user, select Restore User Assignments.
• To add remarks, type them in the Comments text box.
Create a new backup configuration
When you create a new configuration, it becomes the default for the project.
1 Click the Projects tab in Version Cue Server Administration.
2 Click the project for which you want to create a new backup configuration.
3 Click Backup Configurations, and then click New.
4 Type a name for the backup configuration in the Backup Name text box.
5 Select what to back up in the Include list of options: Project Content (which is always selected) to back up files,
Project File Versions to back up all the versions of the project, Project Metadata to back up embedded information
entered in Adobe Creative Suite components, and Users/User Assignments to back up information about the users
and their project privileges.
6 (Optional) Add remarks to the backup file in the Comments text box.
7 Click Schedule, and choose an option from the Repeat menu if you want backups to occur automatically (choose
Don’t Repeat if you want to back up the project manually).
8 Click Save.
Advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks
Note: You can perform this task only if you have access to the full Version Cue feature set. See “Accessing Version Cue
features” on page 42.
Perform advanced Version Cue Server Administration tasks, such as backing up the server, specifying proxies, and
enabling SSL, in the Advanced tab of Version Cue Server Administration.
See also
“Change the location of the Data folder” on page 49
View Version Cue Server and plug-in information and log files
You can display the Version Cue Server version, name, Java version, database version, Version Cue URL (IP or DNS
address), and WebDAV URL with Version Cue Server Administration.
You can also view the Version Cue Server log file, which tracks all server operations according to the level of detail
you specify. Log files are saved in the Logs folder in the Version Cue application folder.
❖ Click the Advanced tab of Version Cue Server Administration and do any of the following:
• To view Version Cue Server information, click Server Info.
• To view the Version Cue Server log file, click Server Log.
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• To specify the log level (Error, Warning, or Info), specify the maximum log size, or reduce the log size by saving
it as a compressed file, click Preferences and set these options.
View a Version Cue import or export report
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Reports.
2 Choose the type of report you want to view from the Report menu.
3 To view available reports from a single project, choose the project name from the Filter By menu. To view available
reports from all projects on the Version Cue Server, choose All.
4 Click the project’s name in the Project Name column to display the report.
5 To print a copy of the report, click Print View.
6 To return to the report list, click File List.
To delete a report, select it in the Report List and click Delete.
Back up the Version Cue Server
You can back up the complete Version Cue Server to move a complete server from one computer to another.
Important: If you restore a backup copy of the Version Cue Server, all current data on the server, including Version Cue
projects, files, and versions, is replaced by the backup.
Server backup files are saved to the default Backups folder in the Version Cue application folder.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Back Up Version Cue Data.
2 To add remarks about the server backup, type them in the Comments text box.
3 Click Save. After the backup is complete, click OK to view the list of server backups.
Replace a project with a previous backup
To replace current projects on a Version Cue Server with a previous version, you first restore the backup. When you
do this, Version Cue Server Administration shuts down.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Administer Backups.
2 Click the backup you want to restore and then click Restore. The Version Cue Server shuts down. Close the
browser. (Notice that the Version Cue icon in the system tray indicates that it’s off .)
3 Start the Version Cue Server.
4 Log in to Version Cue Server Administration.
Change the name of the Version Cue Server
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Preferences.
2 Type a name in the Server Name text box.
Specify HTTP and FTP proxies
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Preferences.
2 Specify the default FTP proxy server for users importing projects from or exporting projects to an FTP server.
3 Specify the default HTTP Proxy server for users importing projects from or exporting projects to a WebDAV
server.
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Remove file locks from a Version Cue project
Remove file locks to remove the Checked Out or In Use (Acrobat) status of files designated as such. A user with
system administrator access or with project-specific Project Administration privileges can remove file locks.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Reset Locks (under Maintenance).
• Choose a project from the Project Name menu.
• Choose a user from the User Name menu.
2 Click Reset Locks to remove the specified file locks.
Delete file versions in a project
Delete file versions to improve performance. Each time you check in a version, it’s stored in the Version Cue Server
database. This database creates a file version history that lets you quickly return to any former state of the file. An
extensive history takes up disk space and can degrade the performance of the Version Cue Server.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Remove Old Versions.
2 Choose a project from the Project Name menu.
3 To delete versions, select Delete All Versions Older Than, and then choose a month, day, and year.
4 To specify the maximum number of versions to remain in the server after you click Delete, select Number Of
Versions To Keep, and then type a number in the text box.
5 Click Delete.
Grant access to the server without an existing user account
If you select this option, Version Cue creates a new user account without a password when a new user accesses the
Version Cue Server.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Preferences.
2 Select Automatic User Creation to enable users to access the server without an existing user account.
Enable SSL
Enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for the Version Cue Server enables secure communication between the server
and Bridge or a Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component. When you enable SSL, the Version Cue Server sends
data over an encrypted connection.
Note: Acrobat 8 and Creative Suite 2 components can’t connect to a Version Cue CS3 Server that uses SSL.
1 Click the Advanced tab in Version Cue Server Administration, and then click Security Preferences.
• To enable SSL, select Use SSL.
• To view the existing SSL certificate, click View The Currently Installed SSL Certificate.
• To load a custom SSL certificate, click Import A Custom SSL Certificate, select the certificate you want to use, and
click Import.
2 Click Save.
Restart the Version Cue Server
1 In the Advanced tab of Version Cue Server Administration, click Restart Server.
2 Click Restart.
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You can also restart the Version Cue Server in Version Cue preferences.
Version Cue PDF reviews
About Version Cue PDF reviews
Using Version Cue Server Administration, you can set up and conduct web-based reviews of PDF documents that
are on a Version Cue Server.
You can conduct Version Cue PDF reviews for Adobe Illustrator (AI) files that have been saved with the Enable PDF
Compatibility option without first converting them to PDF. The AI files appear with PDF files in the Document List
when you start a Version Cue PDF review.
As the review progresses, reviewers upload their comments to the Version Cue Server. When a review is complete,
you can view all comments either in the context of the original document or as a list in Version Cue Server Administration.
• To use Version Cue PDF review, reviewers need a Version Cue login name and privileges that allow them to log in
to the Version Cue Server hosting the review.
• To view the PDF and add comments, users need Acrobat 7.0 Professional or later. For more information about
commenting in Acrobat, see Acrobat Help.
Start a Version Cue PDF review
You can start a Version Cue PDF review for any version of any PDF document that is on a Version Cue Server,
provided that you have appropriate privileges to access Version Cue Server Administration. Only one version of a
PDF document may be in review at any point in time.
1 Log in to Version Cue Server Administration. (For instructions, see “Log in to Version Cue Server Administration” on page 72.)
2 Click the Version Cue CS3 PDF Review link at the top of the page.
• In the main Version Cue CS3 PDF review page, click Start A Review.
• Click the Documents tab, and choose Not Started from the Review Status menu.
3 In the Document List, click the name of the PDF document you want to review.
4 Choose the version you want to review, and then click Start Review.
5 In the Start Review page, enter review information:
• To set an end date for the review, select Deadline, and then choose the end date from the Year, Month, and Day
menus.
• To let reviewers see each other’s comments, select Open under Review Mode. Select Private if you want reviewers
to see only their own comments.
• Type a description of the review in the Description text box.
• To add reviewers, select the reviewers’ names in the Reviewers section. (Click the check box next to the Reviewers
column label to select or deselect all reviewers.)
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Note: If a reviewer is outside your workgroup and doesn’t have a Version Cue login, you need to set one up in advance.
You must also provide network access—typically through a firewall—for outside reviewers.
6 Click Next.
7 To send an e-mail invitation to reviewers, select Send E-Mail Invitation, and then modify the Mail Subject and
Mail Message as desired. In the E-Mail Recipients section, choose reviewers who you wish to invite by e-mail.
8 Click Start Review.
9 If you chose to invite reviewers by e-mail, Version Cue starts your e-mail program and displays an e-mail message
addressed to the reviewers. The e-mail includes a direct link to the document being reviewed. Confirm the contents
of the review e-mail, and send it.
Manage PDF reviews
After you locate a PDF review, you can open it, view or delete review comments, edit review settings, stop or restart
a review, or delete the review from the Version Cue Server.
Locate PDF reviews
1 Log in to Version Cue Server Administration. (For instructions, see “Log in to Version Cue Server Adminis-
tration” on page 72.)
2 Click the Version Cue CS3 PDF Review link at the top of the page.
3 Do one of the following:
• If you don’t know the name of the PDF document under review, or want to view all active reviews, click Active
Reviews in the Home tab.
• If you don’t know the name of the PDF document for which a review has been completed, or want to view all
completed reviews, click Finished Reviews in the Home tab.
• If you want to search for a PDF document that is under review or for which a review has been completed, click
Search Documents in the Home tab, and choose search criteria from the Project Name, Review Status, and List
Entries menus. To find a PDF document by its name, enter the name or part of it in the Document Name field.
Click Search.
Open an active or completed PDF review
1 Locate the review.
2 Click the PDF document name in the Document List, and then select any of the versions in the Document History list.
Stop a PDF review
1 Locate the review.
2 Click the PDF document name in the Document List.
3 In the Document History list, select the active review and click Stop Review.
To restart a completed review, click Start Review in the Document History list.
Note: After you click Start Review, you see a series of screens that refer to starting, rather than restarting, a review.
However, this procedure does restart the review of the existing document.
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Delete a PDF review
When you delete a review, Version Cue permanently removes the review comments. However, review comments for
a PDF file are also deleted if you permanently delete the file itself from the Version Cue Server. Note that if you delete
only a version of a PDF file from the server, the review comments for that version are deleted.
1 Locate the review.
2 Click the PDF document name in the Document List.
3 In the Document History list, select a version and click Delete Review.
4 When Version Cue prompts you to delete the review, click Delete.
Edit review settings
1 Locate the review.
2 Click the PDF document name in the Document List.
3 Select one of the versions in the Document History list, and click Edit Review Settings.
• To set or change an end date for the review, select Deadline, and then choose the end date from the Year, Month,
and Day menus.
• To let reviewers see each other’s comments, select Open under Review Mode. Select Private if you want reviewers
to see only their own comments.
• To add or edit a description of the review, type the information in the Description text box.
• To add or remove reviewers, select or deselect the reviewers’ names in the Reviewers section (click the check box
next to the Reviewers column heading to select or deselect all reviewers).
4 Click Next.
5 To send an e-mail invitation to reviewers, select Send E-Mail Invitation, and then modify Mail Subject and Mail
Message as desired. In the E-Mail Recipients section, choose reviewers who you wish to invite by e-mail.
6 Click Save Review. If you chose to invite reviewers by e-mail, Version Cue starts your e-mail program and displays
an e-mail message addressed to the reviewers. This e-mail includes a direct link to the document being reviewed.
Confirm the contents of the review e-mail, and send it.
Set viewing options in the Document List
• To display only PDF documents in a specific project, choose that project from the Project menu.
• To limit the number of documents displayed, choose an option from the List Entries menu (use the arrows to the
right of the List Entries menu to view additional files).
• To limit the list according to document name, enter part of a document name in the Document Name field and
press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS). (To view all files again, delete the text in the Document Name field
and press Enter or Return.)
• To sort the list by the entries in a column, click the column heading. (Click the heading again to reverse the sort
order.)
View or delete PDF review comments
Review comments include, in addition to the text of the comment itself, information about who created the comment
and when, what type of comment was created, and what page of the document the comment appears on. You can use
any of the Acrobat commenting tools in a Version Cue PDF review.
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Version Cue stores review comments on the Version Cue Server. You can view comments in Version Cue Server
Administration or directly in the PDF document. To view all review comments directly in the document, you must
access the document either by using the link from the review invitation or by opening the review document from
Version Cue Server Administration. (If you open the review document from the Open dialog box in Acrobat or from
Bridge, the review comments aren’t visible.)
For more information about Acrobat commenting tools, search for “commenting” in Acrobat Help.
1 Locate the review.
2 Click the PDF document in the Document List.
3 Do one of the following:
• To view all review comments directly in the PDF document, click the version name.
• To view review comments in Version Cue Server Administration, select the version in the Document History list
and click View Comments.
To view any of the comments in the context of the PDF document, select a comment and then click Open In Acrobat.
• To delete review comments in Version Cue Server Administration, select the comment and click Delete
Comments. (To select all comments, click the check box next to the Page column heading.)
See also
“Manage PDF reviews” on page 83
Troubleshooting
Multiple local project files folders
If you accessed a project that has the same name on two different Version Cue Servers, Version Cue may create
multiple copies of what appear to be the project’s local project files folder, but which are actually the local project files
folders of the two different projects accessed from the different servers. Version Cue names these folders with the
project name and a number (for example, project_001, project_002). You can delete these folders after you save
versions of your local project files to the Version Cue Server. (Or, you can simply ignore the multiple local project
files folders.)
To delete the local project files folders, use Adobe Bridge to disconnect from each project (see “Disconnect from
projects” on page 57).
Offline projects
If your network access becomes unavailable while you’re working with a Version Cue project (for example, if you’re
traveling with a laptop computer), Version Cue may show the project as offline the next time you connect. To
reestablish a connection to a Version Cue Server, select the Version Cue icon in the Favorites panel of the Adobe
dialog box or Adobe Bridge (this forces Version Cue to reset its network connection to available servers). Then,
locate the Version Cue project that contains your files.
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Incomplete actions
In some cases, less frequently used commands don’t automatically update the Version Cue information displayed in
Adobe Bridge or in the Adobe dialog box. If you don’t see the results of an action you have completed, refresh the
view by doing one of the following:
• Change the focus in the Bridge window or Adobe dialog box by selecting another item.
• Change to a different folder momentarily.
• Resize the Bridge window or the Adobe dialog box, or bring the Bridge window to the foreground (updates may
not appear in the Bridge window if it’s in the background).
• Choose the Refresh command using the Tools menu or the Project Tools (Acrobat) menu
menu in the Adobe
dialog box or the View menu in Adobe Bridge.
Project recovery
In the very unlikely event that you’re completely unable to access a Version Cue project, you can recover the current
versions of files found in the local project files folders on the computers of workgroup members who have accessed
the project. Local project files are located in the Version Cue folder in your My Documents (Windows) or
Documents (Mac OS) folder.
Files don’t appear in projects behind firewalls
Version Cue uses HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) to communicate
between Version Cue Servers and Adobe Creative Suite components. Rarely, older firewall software may not handle
SOAP interactions properly. If you see folders but not files in your Version Cue projects, try disabling your proxy
server. If disabling the proxy server resolves the problem, you may need to update your firewall.
Disconnecting from projects with files checked out
If you have local project files with the Checked Out By Me status, you can’t disconnect from a project until you check
in a version of those files. If you can’t check in a version of the files because the Version Cue Server is unavailable,
there are two ways to proceed. You can wait until the server is available, synchronize the files, and then disconnect
from the project. Or, you can delete the local project files folder from your hard drive and then disconnect from the
project when the server is available. (Other users who access the project will still see the files marked as Checked
Out. Users can save their own versions, or a user with administrator privileges can reset locks on the project, which
changes the status of the files to Synchronized.)
Unable to see thumbnails for InDesign files in the Adobe dialog box or Bridge
If you don’t see thumbnails for InDesign files in the Adobe dialog box or in Bridge, select Always Save Preview
Images With Documents in either the File Handling preferences or the Save As dialog box in InDesign.
Unable to migrate from Version Cue CS2 to Version Cue CS3 on Intel-based Macintosh
computers
To migrate projects from Version Cue CS2 to Version Cue CS3 on an Intel-based Macintosh computer, first back up
the project in the Version Cue CS2 Advanced Administration utility on a PowerPC-based Macintosh® computer.
(For instructions, see Version Cue CS2 Help.) Then, transfer the project from the PowerPC-based Macintosh to the
project backup directory on the Intel-based Macintosh computer, restart the server, and restore the project in
Version Cue CS3 (see “Back up and restore projects” on page 78).
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Note: You cannot migrate Version Cue CS2 server backups to a Version Cue CS3 Server. You can, however, migrate
Version Cue CS2 projects to a Version Cue CS3 Server. See “Migrate projects to the Version Cue 3.0 Server” on page 50.
Unable to connect to the Version Cue CS3 Server
Try any of the following:
• Make sure that your network connection is functioning properly.
• If you’re trying to connect to the server from Acrobat 8 or from a Version Cue-enabled Adobe Creative Suite 2
component, make sure that you haven’t enabled SSL for the server. In addition, Acrobat 8 and Adobe Creative
Suite 2 components can’t connect to Version Cue CS3 Servers installed on the same computer (that is, a local
Version Cue CS3 Server).
• Try to connect to the server from a different Version Cue-enabled Creative Suite component.
• Temporarily disable firewalls or proxies.
• Restart the server (see “Shut down or restart the Version Cue Server” on page 51).
• Consult the server log file for details that may indicate the cause of the problem. You can access the log file from
the Advanced tab of Version Cue Server Administration (see “Advanced Version Cue Server Administration
tasks” on page 79).
Forgotten Version Cue system administrator password
If you’ve forgotten your system administrator password, you’ll need to remove and reinstall Version Cue, creating a
new system administrator user name and password in the process. There is no way to remove Version Cue without
losing all Version Cue project files and data.
Version Cue Server performs slowly or stops responding
Try either of the following:
• Increase the RAM allocated to Version Cue (see “Set Version Cue Server preferences” on page 48).
• If Version Cue stops responding while you’re backing up project files, make sure that you’re backing up to a drive
with enough free hard drive space to store the files.
Unable to see Version Cue projects on a Version Cue CS3 Server
Try any of the following:
• Make sure that the project to which you’re trying to connect is shared. If the project creator chose to keep the
project private, you won’t be able to access it.
• Make sure that the Version Cue Server that hosts the project is configured to be visible to other users (see “Set
Version Cue Server preferences” on page 48).
• If you’re using Acrobat 8 or a Version Cue-enabled Adobe Creative Suite 2 component to access the project, make
sure the creator of the project specified that it be compatible with CS2. Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the
project on the Version Cue CS3 Server.
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Keyboard shortcuts
About keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts let you quickly select tools and execute commands without using a menu. When available, the
keyboard shortcut appears to the right of the command name in the menu.
In addition to using keyboard shortcuts, you can access many commands using context-sensitive menus. Contextsensitive menus display commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or palette. To display a contextsensitive menu, right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) an area.
Keys for working with Adobe Bridge
This isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. This table lists only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu
commands or tool tips.
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Switch between As Thumbnails and As
Details views
Ctrl+\
Command+\
Show/hide panels
Tab
Tab
Switch to user-defined workspaces
Ctrl+F7 through Ctrl+F12
Command+F7 through Command+F12
Assign a one-star rating
Ctrl+‘
Command+‘
Increase thumbnail size
Ctrl+plus sign (+)
Command+plus sign (+)
Decrease thumbnail size
Ctrl+minus sign (-)
Command+minus sign (-)
Step thumbnail size up
Ctrl+Shift+plus sign (+)
Command+Shift+plus sign (+)
Step thumbnail size down
Ctrl+Shift+minus sign (-)
Command+Shift+minus sign (-)
Move up a folder (in folder view) or a row
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Move down a folder (in folder view) or a row Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Move up a level (in folder view)
Ctrl+Up Arrow
Command+Up Arrow
Move down a level (in folder view)
Ctrl+Down Arrow
Command+Up Arrow
Move left one item
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Move right one item
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Move to the first item
Home
Home
Move to the last item
End
End
Add to selection (discontiguous)
Ctrl-click
Command-click
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Result
Windows
Mac OS
Refresh tree and thumbnail panes
F5
F5
Add an item to the selection
Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or Shift + Right Arrow, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, or
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Display Help
F1
F1
Rename next
Tab
Tab
Rename previous
Shift+Tab
Shift+Tab
Select inverse in Filter panel
Alt-click
Option-click
Clear filter items
Ctrl+Alt+A
Command+Option+A
Display Loupe tool in Preview panel
Click
Click
Additional Loupes in Preview panel
(multiple selection)
Ctrl-click
Command-click
Move Loupe tools simultaneously
Ctrl-click-drag
Command-click-drag
Zoom in with Loupe tool
+
+
Zoom out with Loupe tool
-
-
Zoom in with Loupe tool (multiple selection)
Select+plus sign (+)
Select+plus sign (+)
Zoom out with Loupe tool (multiple selection)
Select+minus sign (-)
Select+minus sign (-)
Select all items in a stack
Alt-click
Option-click
Mark selected Version Cue file as checked
out
Shift+Ctrl+M
Shift+Command+M
Synchronize local view and server view of
selected Version Cue file
Shift+Ctrl+B
Shift+Command+B
Create saved version of selected Version
Cue file
Shift+Ctrl+V
Shift+Command+V
Open Version Cue Versions dialog box
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+V
Shift+Option+Command+V
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shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts
About keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts let you quickly select tools and execute commands without using a menu. When available, the
keyboard shortcut appears to the right of the command name in the menu.
In addition to using keyboard shortcuts, you can access many commands using context-sensitive menus. Contextsensitive menus display commands that are relevant to the active tool, selection, or palette. To display a contextsensitive menu, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) in the document window or palette.
Keys for selecting in Adobe Dialog
This isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. These tables list only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu
commands or tool tips.
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Select all
Ctrl+A
Command+A
Select entries (selective)
Ctrl-click
Command-click
Select entries (range)
Shift-click
Shift-click
Select next entry
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Select previous entry
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Select next entry (additive)
Shift+Down Arrow
Shift+Down Arrow
Select previous entry (additive)
Shif+Up Arrow
Shift+Up Arrow
Select first entry
Page Up or Home
Page Up or Home
Select last entry
Page Down or End
Page Down or End
Keys for navigation in Adobe Dialog
This isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. These tables list only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu
commands or tool tips.
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Open folder
Ctrl+O
Command+O
Create new folder
Ctrl+N
Command+N
Move up one level
Backspace
Command+Up Arrow
Open selected file
Enter
Return
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Result
Windows
Mac OS
Delete selected file or files
Delete
Command+Backspace
Cancel dialog
Escape
Escape
Go forward
Ctrl+Right Arrow
Command+Right Arrow
Go back
Ctrl+Left Arrow
Command+Left Arrow
Go to My Computer
Ctrl+Shift+C
Command+Shift+C
Go to desktop
Ctrl+Shift+D
Command+Shift+D
Go to network
Ctrl+Shift+K
Command+Shift+K
Go to Version Cue
Ctrl+Shift+V
Command+Shift+V
Keys for viewing in Adobe Dialog
This isn’t a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. These tables list only those shortcuts that aren’t displayed in menu
commands or tool tips.
Result
Windows
Mac OS
Details
Ctrl+1
Command+1
Icons
Ctrl+2
Command+2
Thumbnails
Ctrl+3
Command+3
Tiles
Ctrl+4
Command+4
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Index
A
accessibility
of Help 2
Adobe Bridge
about 9
adding files to Version Cue
projects 56
searching for files, in Bridge 18
what’s new 8
working with, in Bridge 37
Adobe Version Cue files
editing files in use by another
user 61
managing 62, 64
creating Version Cue projects 53
placing 63
deleting Version Cue files and
projects 57, 66
restoring 65
Home 9
inspecting Version Cue Servers,
projects, and files 8
previewing, in Bridge 26
automated tasks
running, in Bridge 28
automatic user account creation,
enabling in Version Cue 81
finding 62
brightening the workspace 15
Device Central, using with 27
audio files
status icons 58
Adobe Version Cue PDF reviews 82,
83, 84
Adobe Version Cue projects
B
backing up Adobe Version Cue
projects 78
Batch Rename command, in
Bridge 21
Bridge
Bridge Home 5
about 52
Bridge Home 9
metadata in 30
adding files to 56
Bridge. See Adobe Bridge
revealing Version Cue files 60
creating and editing 52, 75
specifying language for 16
deleting 57
starting 10
disconnecting from 58
C
cache, in Bridge 15, 16
what’s new 7
editing properties 54, 76
camera raw files
window, adjusting 15
sharing 55
workspace 11
Adobe Design Center 5
Adobe Version Cue SDK 8
Adobe Version Cue Server
working with, in Bridge 26
checking files in and out, in Version
Cue 59, 67, 70
Adobe dialog box, in Version Cue 44
backing up 80
Adobe Help 1
Clear Local Files command, in
Bridge 60
changing the display 45
Adobe Illustrator
collaborating, in Version Cue 52
changing the name 80
deleting shortcuts 57
Collapse All Stacks command, in
Bridge 22
metadata in 29
Adobe InDesign
enabling SSL for 81
collections
colors and fonts, viewing in
Bridge 32
installing and configuring 46, 47,
48
metadata in 29
color management
restarting 51, 81
Adobe Photoshop
metadata in 29
Adobe Stock Photos
working with, in Bridge 27
Adobe Version Cue
specifying proxies for 80
status icons 44
Adobe Version Cue Server
Administration
about 71
opening in Bridge 19
in Bridge 16
colors
viewing Illustrator and InDesign,
in Bridge 32
commands
See also individual command
names
about 40, 41, 42
Advanced tab 79
Creative Suite 2 components and
Acrobat 8, using with 43
creating and managing projects 75
creating users and user groups 73
Compact mode, in Bridge 15
enabling 45
importing and exporting users 73
features, availability of 42
logging in 72
Connect To Server command, in
Version Cue 50
icon visibility 49
software requirements 71
contact sheets
in Bridge 9
viewing reports 80
inspecting files, in Bridge 37
migrating to version CS3 50
removing local project files 57
Adobe Video Workshop 3
keyboard shortcuts for 88, 90
creating, in Bridge 29
Content panel 11, 13
Copy To command, in Bridge 21
INDEX 93
I
Illustrator colors, viewing in
Bridge 32
Create InDesign Contact Sheet
command, in Bridge 29
file conflicts in Adobe Version
Cue 70
Create Metadata Template
command, in Bridge 33
File Info command, in Bridge 32, 34
D
Data folder, in Version Cue 49
File Navigator workspace 12
previewing, in Bridge 22, 25
file status, in Version Cue 58
Decrease Font Size command, in
Bridge 31
file type associations, changing in
Bridge 18
Import Version Cue CS2 Data
command 50
Decrease Rating command, in
Bridge 19
files
Delete Workspace command, in
Bridge 12
files, in Bridge
deleting
comments, in Version Cue PDF
reviews 85
files and folders in Version Cue 65
PDF reviews, in Version Cue 84
projects, in Version Cue 57
Design Center 5
Device Central integration
Adobe Bridge 27
file locks, removing in Version
Cue 81
See also Adobe Version Cue files
Illustrator. See Adobe Illustrator
images
Increase Font Size command, in
Bridge 31
Increase Rating command, in
Bridge 19
finding and navigating 17, 18
InDesign. See Adobe InDesign
labeling and rating 19
IPTC 30, 31
managing 20, 21
opening and placing 17
stacking 22
files. See Adobe Version Cue files
Filmstrip Focus
command, in Bridge 12
Mac OS shortcut conflict 13
K
keyboard shortcuts
about 88, 90
in Help 2
keywords
adding, in Bridge 35
Disconnect command, in Version
Cue 57
Filter panel 11
display modes, changing in Bridge 15
Find command, in Bridge 18
L
Label commands, in Bridge 19
downloading files, in Version Cue 70
flat view, in Bridge 17
LDAP servers
downloads
Folders panel 11
updates, plug-ins, and tryouts 6
duplicating
Version Cue projects 77
filtering files in Bridge 20
font size
changing in Metadata panel 31
fonts
viewing InDesign, in Bridge 32
E
editing
project properties 54
review settings, in Version Cue
PDF reviews 84
FTP Proxy server, specifying in
Version Cue 80
Full mode, in Bridge 15
Enable Onion Skinning command, in
Bridge 22
G
Get Photos From Camera command,
in Bridge 24
Expand All Stacks command, in
Bridge 22
Global Positioning System (GPS)
data 30
exporting
Version Cue projects 77
Extensible Metadata Platform
(XMP) 29
Extras 4
F
Favorites panel
about 11
adding items to 12
file browsing, in Bridge 9
GPS information in files 30
Group As Stack command, in
Bridge 22
importing Version Cue users
from 74
Light Table workspace 12
linked files
in Version Cue 63
Links palette
replacing placed files with previous
versions 64
using with Version Cue project
files 64
LiveDocs 1
local project files, in Version Cue
editing 58, 69
removing 60
lock protection, in Version Cue
enabling 76
removing 81
Loupe tool, in Bridge 25
H
Help
about 1
HTTP Proxy server, specifying in
Version Cue 80
M
meetings, starting in Bridge 39
metadata
about 29
Metadata Focus workspace 12
Metadata panel 11, 30
metadata, in Bridge 31, 32, 33, 34
INDEX 94
migrating to Adobe Version Cue
CS3 50
Move To command, in Bridge 21
movie files
previewing, in Bridge 26
revealing
Use Adobe Dialog command 44
Version Cue files, in Bridge 60
user account creation, enabling
automatic in Version Cue 81
rotating
images, in Bridge 25
N
navigation shortcuts 2
S
Save A Version command 66
New Project command 52
No Label command, in Bridge 19
Save Workspace command, in
Bridge 12
No Rating command, in Bridge 19
scripting guides, in Bridge 28
scrubbing
stacks, in Bridge 22
O
onion skinning 22
searching, for Version Cue files 62
opening
security
files, in Bridge 17
assigning users in Version Cue 73
shortcuts. See keyboard shortcuts
P
permissions
assigning to Version Cue users and
groups 74
Show Metadata Placard command, in
Bridge 31
software rendering for previews, in
Bridge 26
Place command
sorting files, in Bridge 20
audio and video, in Bridge 26
images, in Bridge 22, 25
projects. See Adobe Version Cue
projects
promoting a version 64, 68
sound files
previewing, in Bridge 26
SSL, enabling in Version Cue 81
stacking files, in Bridge 22
Start A Review command, in Version
Cue PDF reviews 82
Start Meeting command, in Bridge 39
switching display modes, in Bridge 15
synchronizing
files, in Version Cue 70
R
rating files, in Bridge 19
Reject command, in Bridge 20
renaming
files, in Bridge 21
T
thumbnails
managing, in Bridge 13
tools
keyboard shortcuts for 88, 90
Reset To Default Workspace
command, in Bridge 12
Tools commands, in Bridge 28
resizing
troubleshooting
Bridge panels 10
restarting Version Cue 51
Adobe Version Cue 85
tryouts 6
restoring
files, in Version Cue 65
projects, in Version Cue 78
versions
about 66
checking in 66
deleting 69
promoting 68
viewing 67
video files
previewing, in Bridge 26
viewing
Photoshop. See Adobe Photoshop
previewing
V
Version Cue. See Adobe Version Cue
slide shows, in Bridge 25
photos, in Bridge 24, 25
in Adobe Store 6
users, creating and assigning in
Version Cue 73, 76
sidecar files 29
software downloads 6
plug-ins 4
user groups, creating in Version Cue
Server Administration 73
Video Workshop 3
Persistent command, in Bridge 35
in Version Cue 63
updates 6
previous versions 68
U
Ultra Compact mode, in Bridge 15
Ungroup From Stack command, in
Bridge 22
comments, in Version Cue PDF
reviews 85
reports, in Version Cue Server
Administration 80
versions 67
W
WebDAV servers
connecting to Version Cue
projects 50
workspaces
in Bridge 12
X
XMP (Extensible Metadata
Platform) 29
XMP Software Development Kit 30
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