Grids, Guides & Baselines

Grids are used across all areas of Design, there a simple set of rules that if followed will make it easier to work with layout.

 

1.Create a new document 180mm/240mm, always with the 3mm Bleed

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2. Click on the A-Master, as anything you apply to all pages.

3. Go to Layouts – Margins – Create 2 columns and a gutter of 4mm

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Page after adding Margins

4. Click on the Indesign – Preferences – Grids

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5. Change start to 0mm , make relative to top margin, with an increment of 14.4, check unlock grids in back. Results in not being able to see the grids.

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6. View – Grids/Guides – Show baseline grid, use on all work very important.

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7. Add page numbers – Drag ruler to 230 – create text box – Type – Insert Special Character – Create new paragraph style, so can then copy an apply to all pages.

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Apply to anything you make an create in indesign. Allows you to align things correctly so there visually pleasing.

 

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