Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the document, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
So here we are in InDesign with no InDesign document open. Let's go to the File menu and choose New, Document. Okay now what we are after here a ten page document, Facing Pages as I mentioned in the previous movie. A4 is going to be the size, total Orientation, 12 Columns with a 1 pica or 12 point Gutter. The Margins will be 15mm, I just don't happened to know what that is in picas or points. So I am going to specify 15mm, press my Tab key and then those numbers will change to their pica equivalent, because at the moment pica is on my default unit of measurement.
I am actually going to change that one to get going with this but I will stay with what I have at the moment, that's fine and I want a 9 point Bleed. The Slug, a non-printing area outside of the page on the Top, Bottom, Inside or Outside edge or any combination thereof, not really necessary for this document. So I am going to leave that set to zero. Let's Click OK, there is our blank page, I am going to save that and I am going to save it as layout in the Document_ essentials folder. And the next thing I want to do is make sure that we begin on a left hand page so that we can see five spreads because our article actually begins on page 46. We are doing a part of a bigger whole, other people are working on the other parts of the magazine independently from us.
So we need to change the start number on page 1. I am going to Right-Click on that, come down to Numbering & Section Options, Start Page Numbering at and make that any even number but in this case specifically number 46. So we now have five double page spreads.
- Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
- Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
- Designing with bleeds and crossovers
- Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
- Designing and working with a baseline grid
- Preflighting documents
- Creating print-ready PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
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3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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