5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2013 4:15 AM by Eugene Tyson

    SIZE FOR A DOC.

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      I WANT TO CREATE A 8LENGTH X 5WIDTH BANNER WHAT WOULD BE THE PIXEL SIZE FOR THE DOCUMENT?

        • 1. Re: SIZE FOR A DOC.
          Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What's stopping you?

          • 2. Re: SIZE FOR A DOC.
            [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

            8 x 5 sounds a bit small, but then again what do I know about web banners.

             

            Here is a sample to get the OP started:

             

            8x5.png

            • 3. Re: SIZE FOR A DOC.
              Doc Maik Level 4

              [Jongware] wrote:

               

              8 x 5 sounds a bit small, but then again what do I know about web banners.

               

              Here is a sample to get the OP started:

               

              8x5.png

              Haha, that was a good one.

              He meant 8x5 inches of course.

              • 4. Re: SIZE FOR A DOC.
                Doc Maik Level 4

                You are in the Indesign forum. Document sizes are set in inches, centimeters or millimeters, not in pixels. Why? Because files exported from Indesign are usually intended for printing. For printing, the DPI value (dots per inch, i.e. pixels per inch on screen) is significant. Varying DPI leads to a varying number of pixels in width and height.

                 

                For a monitor, means screen, 72dpi is default. For 8x5" banner that'd be 576x360 pixels. However, this is just an example...

                 

                Perhaps it'd be better to make the banner in Photoshop?

                • 5. Re: SIZE FOR A DOC.
                  Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Well that's not true really.

                   

                  The default setting is set to Picas and the user can change this to whatever system they are comfortable with.

                   

                  I use Millimeters, not inches.

                   

                   

                  And you can create a new Document and choose "Web" and you are given Pixels by defualt.

                   

                   

                  And a monitor isn't necesarrily 72dppi - it's really 96ppi - and that's what Acrobat is set to by defualt. Web images are  72 ppi for purposing for the internet - but 72ppi images look fuzzy in Powerpoint as the monitor is really 96ppi (circa).

                   

                   

                  And the best place to make the Banner would actually be Fireworks.