Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Page size, columns, and margins, part of Introducing InDesign.
- Now that we've seen how you start a new document…let's take a look at how you set…the page size, columns, and margins.…Now you can go with a predefined size…such as Letter, which is very common in the United States…or A4 which is more popular in Europe…and the rest of the world.…But you don't have to work that way.…In fact, if you intend to commercially…reproduce the document,…that is take it into a commercial printer,…or you're going to export it as a PDF or EPUB file…then you can dial in any values you like.…
Now notice that by default, here in the States anyway,…I'm seeing a width of 51p0…and a height of 66p0.…Now that might seem pretty strange…if you've never heard of picas before.…Here in the United States picas are a very common unit…of measurement in the world of design.…And here's how it works,…there are six picas in an inch…and there are 12 points in a pica.…Which means there are 72 points in an inch.…
But you don't have to accept that unit of measure.…For example, let's say I want my page…to be eight inches wide.…
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
Next steps1m 11s
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