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Getting started

In this lesson, you'll set up a 12-page magazine article about origami, and then you will place text and graphics on one of the spreads. Before you begin, you'll need to restore the default preferences for Adobe InDesign, to ensure that the tools and palettes function exactly as described in this lesson. Then you'll open the finished document for this lesson to see what you'll be creating.

Note

If you have not already copied the resource files for this lesson onto your hard disk from the ID_02 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.


1.
Delete or deactivate (by renaming) the InDesign Defaults file and the InDesign SavedData file. See “Restoring default preferences” on page 3.

2.
Start Adobe InDesign.

3.
If you want to see what the finished document will look like, open the 02_b.indd file in the ID_02 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the IDCIB folder on your hard disk. You can leave this document open to act as a guide as you work.

The document window shows several spreads, including pages 2–3, which is the only spread that you'll complete in this lesson. You can refer to this document throughout this lesson.

Note

As you work, feel free to move palettes or change the magnification to a level that works best for you. See “Changing the magnification of your document” on page 51.


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