How to Make a Calendar Layout with InDesign CS5


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Creating a calendar layout

Let's look at how we can use spreads to set up a calendar in InDesign. So I'm going to go to my A-master and I'm going to notice, instead of my spreads being next to each other, they're actually on top of each other. Well, how did I do that? Well, I took my Page tool and I just simply took my right page and I moved it below the left page. And so now we get to the top of the calendar, which has the photo, and the bottom of the calendar, which has the date. Then I dragged this down into my document to create my various spreads.

And although in my Pages panel they appear next to each other, when I double-click on there, they're actually one on top of the other. Now the advantage to do it in this way is I have my photo on top and I have my month below, so visually it makes sense that every photo goes with every month. But when I export this as a PDF and hand it off to my printer, I can do single- page PDFs so they are allowed to impose this as single pages. So imagine that...

Creating a calendar layout
Video duration: 3m 13s 1h 34m Intermediate

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Creating a calendar layout provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Wamser as part of the InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

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Design
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InDesign
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