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Lesson 2. Setting Up Your Document > Starting a new document

Starting a new document

When you first start a new document, the Document Setup dialog box appears. You'll use this dialog box to specify the number of pages, the page size, and the number of columns.

1.
Choose File > New > Document.

2.
In the New Document dialog box, set the following:

  • For Number of Pages, type 12.

  • Make sure that the Facing Pages option is selected.

  • For Width, type 50p3 (the abbreviation for 50 picas and 3 points).

  • For Height, type 65p3.

  • Under Margins, type 4 for Bottom and leave the Top, Inside, and Outside margins at 3 picas (3p0).

  • Under Columns, type 5 for Number.

    Note

    When you type numbers in a dialog box or palette, you don't need to type the unit of measurement you've set as the default, such as p for picas, pt for points, and either in or " (quotation marks) for inches. After you type a value and either press Tab or click another option, the measurement is applied automatically.

3.
Click OK.

The document window appears, displaying page 1, as indicated in the Pages palette. The Pages palette is divided into two sections. The top section displays icons for the master pages. The bottom half displays icons for document pages in your document. In this document, the master consists of a two-page spread for facing pages.

A. Master-pages icon B. Document-page icon

4.
Choose File > Save As, name the file 02_Setup.indd in the ID_02 folder, and then click Save.

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