How to Set Margins and Column Guides with InDesign


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Setting margin and column guides

In an earlier movie, we saw that the New Document dialog box lets you set your document's margin and column guides. But what do you do if you need to change your mind later, once it's already created? Or what if you want different margins in different parts of your document? No problem. That's where the Margins and Columns feature underneath the Layout menu comes in. But before you choose this feature, it's important to tell InDesign which pages you want to affect. So I'll not choose that and first I'll come over to the Pages panel and choose which pages I want to affect.

Here I have pages 16 and 17 selected inside the Pages panel, that's the spread I'm currently looking at. And so if I make a change to Margins and Columns, it will affect only this spread. I can select other pages as well by just clicking on them. For example, I'll click on page 14 and then Shift+Click down on page 19 and that selects all of those pages. So if I go up to the Layout menu ...

Setting margin and column guides
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Setting margin and column guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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