The redesigned New Document dialog provides a look that’s more consistent with those of Illustrator and Photoshop. Adobe’s effort to create consistency and decrease eye strain has been going on for some time, starting with changes to the color theme and size, spacing, and flattening of elements in application windows and dialogs. Let’s hope this is the final design.

The New Document dialog also makes prefab templates readily available. When creating a new document, you have the option to choose the Print, Web, or Mobile tab at the top of the dialog and then select an Adobe Stock template from the samples shown or search for other templates on the Adobe Stock website. Templates can be downloaded and further customized for your needs. Additionally, the Intent drop-down menu and the Preview checkbox have been removed, and an option to set the measurement system for your document has been added.

As a footnote to the introduction of this redesigned dialog, there is a new option in General Preferences for users who prefer the old New Document dialog.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is Technology for Publishing's publishing applications specialist, providing technical expertise and support for InCopy, InDesign, EPUB, XML, and template strategies. She keeps all TFP products on track and on the mark with her technical and training expertise.