InDesign // Basics

New Document 2up_perfect_bound

Remember to set your document size at 7″ width by 8.5″ height (half legal in presets). Turn on facing pages options!

Link to pdf !

Link to video !

Also check out this video to set up a new, multipage document:

Masters, stacking order, and layers

Understanding the “master” in Adobe InDesign will save you a lot of heartache in the long run. Look over the following link about masters, stacking order and layers.



Bleeds and Margins

Do you want a white border around your pages? Or do you want a full bleed!? How do you export as a pdf for print? Watch the following video to find out!


Please read the following to learn how to set up your document for print and also understand creep!

Link to reading !

Link to reading on saving a Postscript File.

Saving as a Postscript File


Print Preset: Custom

Printer: PostScript File

Don’t worry about PPD

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Under the General Tab, be sure Spreads is selected.

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Under the Setup Tab, Select Paper Size Custom

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Note the bottom left preview window…be sure your spread is fitting on your page.

Unlike this…

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Setup Tab > Options >Page Position >Select Centered

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Under Marks and Bleed tab, select Crop Marks

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Save and name your .ps file!


Link to video of how to print an eight page booklet just like yours!

Exporting and Saving

Link to Exporting as a pdf.

Key Commands

This link rules!



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