4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2017 2:29 AM by Alma Strutt

    Pre-saved new document sizes


      Hello. We often create DL size documents, as well as some other sizes, that are not automatically available in InDesign (or Illustrator).

      Is there a way to have them pre-saved, so when I go to File --> New there are more options than just A4 A5 Letter Legal etc.


      Also, I don't even know what Legal Letter Tabloid sizes are and never used them, can these be renamed to something we would actually use?


      Thank you. We did try to search for answers, nothing popped up.

        • 1. Re: Pre-saved new document sizes
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You can create your own Document Presets. Either from File > Document Presets > Define, or from the File > New dialog.


          Create new documents in Adobe InDesign CC 2015 and earlier

          • 2. Re: Pre-saved new document sizes
            Alma Strutt Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

            When you create a New Document Select 'Custom' from the Page Size drop down menu.

            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.07.21.png


            You can create a page size to whatever dimensions you require and name it with an appropriate identifier, e.g. DL.


            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.00.35.png


            Once you click the Add button it will appear in the area below.

            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.10.36.png


            You can create many different custom sizes. Click Ok


            Now from the Page Size drop down menu your new custom size (DL) is available to select.


            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.00.51.png


            You can take this a step further and create a Document Preset.


            Once you have chosen the correct page size and decided on suitable margins and columns you can click the 'Save Document Preset' icon at the top right of the New Document panel.


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            Then give the Preset an identifiable name

            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 10.50.10.png


            This Document Preset can be selected each time you create a new document and it will honour the Intent, Number of pages, Page Size, Columns, Margins as well as whatever Bleed and Slug you have set up.

            Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.21.39.png

            If you decide to edit any of the New Document values, the Document Preset will display the Custom preset. You can choose to save the new setup and either save it as a new preset or override an existing once by choosing the old one from the drop down menu.


            Hope this helps!

            • 3. Re: Pre-saved new document sizes
              vlassov Level 1

              Thank you so much, this explains it perfectly.

              • 4. Re: Pre-saved new document sizes
                Alma Strutt Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                Glad to be of help Vlassov