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Getting started

In this lesson, you'll work on a two-page article for a magazine about origami paper folding. 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.

Delete or deactivate (by renaming) the InDesign Defaults file and the InDesign SavedData file, as described in “Restoring default preferences” on page 3.

Start Adobe InDesign. To begin working, you'll open an InDesign document that is already partially completed.

Choose File > Open, and open the 03_a.indd file in the ID_03 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_03 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 03_frames.indd, and save it in the ID_03 folder.

(Optional) If you want to see what the finished document will look like, open the 03_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 Window > 03_frames.indd.



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