Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Calendar generation, pagination, and page rotation, part of Designing a Calendar.
So let's now start our calendar creating it from scratch.…I'm going to begin with a new document.…Cmd or Ctrl+ N, and I want the number of pages to be 12.…I do not want them to be facing pages.…Page size I'm going to use is A5.…You may prefer to use Letter Half, depending on where you are in the world.…And I want to generate these as landscape pages to begin with,…although they are going to be rotated ultimately to portrait pages.…Essentially, we're going to be trying to fool InDesign…so that we end up doing less manual work.…
And I want the margins to be an even 15 millimeters.…On all four sides and a bleed of three millimeters.…Now I'm going to come to my Scripts panel and open Calendar Wizard.…Specify my start month,…end month. Start on Monday.…Include non-month days. Do not add an extra text layer.…
I want to generate this calendar in the current document.…Color space will be CMYK.…Everything else is good and ready to go.…So we see we now have 23 pages in total. It's added pages for us,…leaving us with a bunch of blanks which is good, because we need those blanks.…
- Observing different styles of calendars
- Installing and using the Calendar Wizard script for InDesign
- Placing and fitting images
- Adding text
- Working with grids and tables
- Creating the cover
- Preparing calendars for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Calendar Design
2. Designing a Wall Calendar
3. Designing a Circular Calendar
4. Designing a Compact Calendar
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