In this video, begin to take into consideration the book size you want.
- [Narrator] One of the first design decisions we get to … make is the size of the page. … In reality, this may be predetermined by your publisher … or by your client, but in this scenario, … we get to choose. … Now I'm going to use an octavo size page, … 6 inches by 9 inches. … This obviously gives me a larger page size … than other standard sizes. … It has a pleasing 1 to 1.5 aspect ratio … and it feels right for the kind of … premium collector's edition book that we are creating. … So from the file menu I'll choose new document, … command or control N. … I'll specify my page size in inches, although throughout … this project I will be moving back and forth … between different measurement systems. … So, 6 inches by 9 inches, … orientation of tall. … We don't need to determine the number of pages right now, … and in fact, when we turn on primary text frame, … when we place our text file into the primary text frame, … as many pages as are necessary to accommodate the text, … will be created. …
- Setting up an InDesign workspace
- Adjusting the page size and margins
- Placing text
- Applying text styles
- Automating formatting
- Adding footnotes and headers
- Placing images
- Fixing text details
- Creating the front matter
- Creating the cover
- Exporting the final book
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
EPUB Accessibility Using InDesignwith Laura Brady2h 41m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Document Setup and Strategy
3. Placing Text
4. Styling the Text
5. Working with Images
6. Finessing Text Composition
7. Creating the Front Matter
8. Creating the Cover
9. Preparing for Print
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