Putting your InDesign CS5 document on a grid


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Putting your InDesign CS5 document on a grid

When creating any kind of design, be it a magazine layout, a brochure, poster, whatever, I like to work with a grid, so that I have some sort of framework on my page that gives me the confidence about where to place the elements on my page. So, that's what I'm going to do next. I'm going to create a grid, and because I want the grid to be on all of my pages, I'm going to create it on my master page. So, I'm going to double-click on A- Master, and I'm going to use this option, Create Guides from under the Layout menu.

In the previous movie, I made my top and bottom margins a quarter inch. So, not including the top and bottom margins, I now have a type area of seven inches and a width of five inches, giving me a 5 x 7 aspect ratio. So, I'm going to fit guides within those margins, and I'm going to have 7 rows and 5 columns, and because the number of rows and columns is equal to my aspect ratio, I'm going to get grid squares that are almost-- they won'...

Putting your InDesign CS5 document on a grid
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Putting your InDesign CS5 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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