Chapter 4. Open Files

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In this chapter you’ll learn how to open files via the Open command and via Bridge, a standalone program that works with all the programs in the Adobe Creative Suite. You’ll also learn how to use Bridge to label, sort, assign keywords to, find, rename, and delete files—among other tasks.

Opening Files from Illustrator

You can follow the instructions on this page to open Illustrator (ai) files using the Open command in Illustrator. Or if you’d prefer to use the Bridge application to open files, as we do, read the next section. For instructions on opening files in other formats, such as EPS or PDF, see page 278.

To Open a File from Illustrator

  1. Choose File > Open (Cmd-O/Ctrl-O).


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