Building a multi-document book


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Building a multi-document book

InDesign lets you make a single document thousands of pages long. But I really, really would not recommend it. It's usually better to break long files down into smaller chapters. There are no hard and fast rules about how long each of those files should be. I have created books where a single chapter, a single document, had almost 200 pages in it. Other folks like keeping their files down to 50 pages or so. Some magazines are actually laid out where every two page spread is a different InDesign file. The good news is that the InDesign lets you combine multiple documents together into a book.

The key is to create a Book File. I will do that by going to the File menu and choosing Book out of the New submenu. I am going to put my book inside my Exercise Files right next to my Chocolate Book Files folder. I will call it Chocolate Book. Notice that the extension is indb. It's not an InDesign file; it's a Book File. When I click save it opens a Chocolate Book panel. I am going to c...

Building a multi-document book
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Building a multi-document book provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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