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Getting started

In this lesson, you'll work on a 2-page spread for a magazine article about origami. If you've gone through the two previous lessons, the design of this document will look somewhat familiar. The document includes two layers (Art and Text), two master pages (B is based on A), and a separate main story and sidebar. Before you begin, you'll need to restore the default preferences for Adobe InDesign. Then you'll open the finished document for this lesson to see what you'll be creating.

To ensure that the tools and palettes function exactly as described in this lesson, delete or deactivate (by renaming) the InDesign Defaults file and the InDesign SavedData file. See “Restoring default preferences” on page 3.

Start Adobe InDesign.

Choose File > Open, and open the 04_a.indd file in the ID_04 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the IDCIB folder on your hard disk. If an alert message appears that asks which dictionary file you want to use, click No (Windows) or Document (Mac OS).


If you have not already copied the resource files for this lesson onto your hard disk from the ID_04 folder from the Adobe InDesign 2.0 Classroom in a Book CD, do so now. See “Copying the Classroom in a Book files” on page 2.

Choose File > Save As, rename the file 04_Color.indd, and save it in the ID_04 folder.

If you want to see what the finished document will look like, open the 04_b.indd file in the same folder. You can leave this document open to act as a guide as you work. When you're ready to resume working on the lesson document, choose its name from the Window menu.



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