Putting your InDesign CS4 document on a grid


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Putting your InDesign CS4 document on a grid

Let's see how we can make a grid in our InDesign CS4 template. Now we can't in this case just use the standard margins and columns or create guides, because what we have on our template is our front cover and our back cover and a spine between the two. We want one grid for the front cover and another grid for the back cover. So we're going to need to use a slightly different approach and that approach is we will be drawing a rectangle over the back page, excluding the top and bottom margins, so that is a 5 x 7 rectangle.

Then we are going to be dividing this up into 14 rows and 10 columns, 14 being twice seven, 10 being twice five, so that we have grid squares that are exactly that. They're exactly square, because we are maintaining the aspect ratio. To do this, I'm going to use the script, Window > Automation > Scripts and if your Script panel opens like this, we need to expand Application and expand Samples, then expand JavaScript.

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Putting your InDesign CS4 document on a grid
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Putting your InDesign CS4 document on a grid provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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