Learn how to create a new InDesign document.
- [Instructor] In this movie we're going to create a document that will pretty much be using throughout the entire chapter. If you have access to the exercise files, you could open this file, chapter seven font sync, if I just open that now. The reason being that it's using two fonts from Typekit and you can sync those which'll mean you have access to those fonts throughout this chapter. Of course, if you don't have access to Typekit, don't worry, you can use any font of your own in place.
So to get started, we're going to create a new document. So file new, or command n, control n to get to the new document dialogue. So we're going to use the international paper size A5 and we're going to do it in landscape orientation. So dial in a width of 210 millimeters, okay if I just dial that back up to 210, I just accidentally nudged it. So 210 millimeters for the width, and 148.5 millimeters for the height, that was set at to portrait.
We're going to have four pages, and make sure that facing pages is checked. And starting at one, we don't need to worry about that. Columns, we'll sort out in a bit. Zero out the margins, if you've got the linked icon you should only need to type that into one field. And add three millimeters bleed on all four edges and hit create. Okay, so our document's ready to go. In the next movie we're going to work on the master pages and establish some grids.
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- Layout and composition
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- Designing graphics and documents in InDesign
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