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Just puchased IN-Design, attempting to develop a 28 to 30 page book for an
Watched video's but uncertain on how or where to start.
Any help appreciated!
Just purchased IN-Design, attempting to develop a 28 page book--need help
on how to start.
Appreciate any help I can get.
Moving to Indesign forum.
Ask the person or company who will print the book how they would like it set up. The answer will depend on how it will be printed and bound, in addition to whether or not it will require bleed. Based only on the page count, I can guess that it will be a saddle-stitch binding, and if so, the page count will need to be divisible by 4. A saddle stitch is what you typically see in a magazine. If you remove the staples and pull out one leaf, it will have two pages side-by-side with the fold in the middle, and on the back will be two more pages. That's why you need a page count divisible by 4. If your page count is only (for example) 30 pages, two of the 32 pages printed on the 8 leaves will be either be blank, or you could add content to fill the two blank pages.
You have to clarify exactly what you want.
When you write book, do you mean an INDD file with 28 pages or an INDB file containing several files?
We cannot help when you don't tell us what you have done, what you have tried.
But if you have never used InDesign before and you don't know where to start you should read the manual first and work through a tutorial book. You need to have some basic knowledge to start an InDesign project.
And your questions are also difficult to answer because you use terms we don't know or which are associated to different functionality. To be able to ask helpful questions you have to have a basic knowledge first.
Monica Singh wrote:
Here's the link containing A-Z of book export from InDesign.
That link describes how to combine multiple Documents (.indd) into a Book (.indb), and really has nothing to do with how you would set up the document(s).
The direct answer to you question is:
File > New > Document
In the dialogue box select :
Number of pages: 28 (actually 32 pages may be more economical)
Page size: Select a page size from the drop-down menu (or type in the sizes if you need a special size page) and the orientation.
(You can also select margins, number of columns and bleed here as well)
You can now add content to the pages.
Having said all that, you should probably get some InDesign training. There are a number of excellent books and online training tutorials and personal trainers available, (and friendly advice here as well!)
John- Using In-Design just purchased, have been ask to build a twenty five page book for an event!! What away to start!!
To much for beginning, sorry, you should start with smaller projects, impossible without any basic knowledge to do this. Ask for a beginners class in InDesign. You need to learn too many basics for InDesign and Layout and Graphic than it could be done completely in a forum. InDesign is not a program which you could learn beside your work during your first project. It is more complex than text editors like Word.