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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.
In this movie, we're going to go ahead and take a look at how you can add a single gate to a catalog or magazine. A gatefold allows us to add additional content to a fold-out piece. We notice we have a two-page spread here. I'm going to go ahead and open up my Pages panel. And when I scroll down, I can see right below my two-page spread I have a three-page spread. So let's take a look at that. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and close my Pages panel, so we can look at this gatefold, or third spread over here. Now one thing that's unique to a gatefold is it has to be smaller than the other pages in the catalog.
This allows it to fold in, and when the face of the catalog is trimmed, the folder piece doesn't get trimmed off. My left-hand page is 8.2677. If I click on my right-hand page, I know it currently is exact same size. I need to make this page an eighth inch smaller. I'm going to go ahead and click on my Width field -.125 inches. Next, I'm going to go to my gatefold and verify that that is also an eighth inch smaller than my right page. When I look at the third panel, or my gatefold, and I notice it's 6.333, that is at least an eighth inch smaller than my right-hand page.
Now, how about I go ahead and add the backside of this gatefold to spread below? Let's do that now. I'm going to reopen up my Pages panel, and I'm going to scroll down to my last page, and I'm just going to click on my Create New Page icon, and now I want to take that last page and move it up next to page 19. I need to take my Page tool and make this panel or the backside of my gatefold the same size as my previous one, like I mentioned a minute ago was 6.3333. I also need to take this page 20 and make sure it's an eighth inch smaller, so the gatefold doesn't get trimmed off.
So I'm going to go ahead and minus .125 there. So that now becomes my back side of where my gatefold is. In this movie, we took a look at how you can add a gatefold to a catalog or magazine, which allows us to put additional information on a folded-out piece.
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