Although written for CS2/3, many of these basic tools will work much the same in newer editions of InDesign
Navigating This Lesson:
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Lesson 2 - How to Set Up a Document in InDesign CS:
- The Document Area
- Slugs, Bleeds, and the Pasteboard
- Binding Spine
- Setting Up the Page
- New Document and Page Settings
- Master Text Frames
- More Options
- Setting Margins, Columns, and Grids
- Simple Margin Setup
- Perfect Margin Setup
- Changing Margins
- Setting up Columns and Grids, The Use of Guides
- Master Pages in InDesign
- Using the Pages Palette
- More Ways to Add Master Pages
- Changing Items on Master Pages
Lesson 2 - Assignment:
- Open a new document.
- Leaving Facing Pages on, create a letter size document.
- Inside margin is 8 mm
Or, use 3/8 of an inch (0.375 inch) or 2p3 (2 pica and 3 points) . Following Jacci's proportions for margins, set up the rest of the margins.
- Set up 2 columns with a gutter of 6 mm (or use 0.25 inch or 1p5).
- Make sure your document has 3 pages (you can enter the number of pages in your document right in the New Document window).
- Now have a look at the result. Take a screenshot (for posting).
- Do the same thing again, but this time turn off Facing Pages. You will notice that the margins will behave in a different way.