I downloaded a trial version of In Design, but, how do I start creating an actual document? I do not see a tool bar?
File > New > Document... and from there set up a page size, margins, bleeds and so forth.
ID is NOT a particularly intuitive program. You might want to pick up a copy of Sandee Cohen's Visual QuickStart for InDesign book.
+1 for Sandee’s book: http://amzn.to/14JHq54
Also think about watching a course or two on Lynda.com. If you don’t have a subscription, this link is good for one week trial: http://bit.ly/RS0GXs
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