Setting up a document in InDesign CS4


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Setting up a document in InDesign CS4

If you are creating your book cover in InDesign CS4, then we need to use a different approach. InDesign CS4 requires that all of your page sizes are the same. So, we can't use a different page size for the spine. So, what we're going to do is create the front cover spine and back cover all on one sheet. Let's come to the File menu and choose New > Document. I've changed my unit of measurement here to inches. Since we're going to be working in inches for these calculations, it's probably easier to start off that way.

We want in this case one page. Facing Pages doesn't matter, and the width is going to be the front cover, which is five inches, plus the back cover, also five inches, that's 10, plus the spine. Now, we're going to need to make three of these documents. So I'm just going to go through making into one of them, but we're going to need to make three separate ones for the different spine widths of our books, and the spine widths are one...

Setting up a document in InDesign CS4
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Setting up a document in InDesign CS4 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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