A Deeper Insight to Understand Text Threads in InDesign


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Choosing a page size and setting margins

In this chapter, we are going to look at some of the more macro issues involved in working with Type in InDesign, starting with the page sizes and the margins. Then we are going to go on to columns and to see how we can work with text in columns and have our baselines of type cross the line across those columns using a baseline grid. But let's begin with page sizes and margins. I have here a diagram of some common page sizes and their aspect ratios, the relative size of the shortest side to the longest side.

And the aspect ratio is important because it's going to very much influence how you can scale the images and integrate those images with your type. Of course, another consideration we have is that we're not just designing for print these days, but also designing for screen. And all five of these print scenarios assume that we are working with a facing pages document. And a facing pages document will usually imply that you have an outer margin bigger than an inner margin, simply beca...

Choosing a page size and setting margins
Video duration: 6m 33s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Choosing a page size and setting margins provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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