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Getting started

In this lesson, you’ll work on a two-page article for a magazine about origami, the Japanese art of 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 2.

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 Lesson_03 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the InDesignCIB folder on your hard disk. If you receive Profile or Policy Mismatch warnings for the RGB and CMYK color profiles, click OK. This will convert to your color settings. Read more about color in Lesson 6, “Working with Color.”


If you have not already copied the resource files for this lesson onto your hard disk from the Lesson_03 folder from the Adobe InDesign CS2 Classroom in a Book CD, do so now. See “Copying the Classroom in a Book files” on page 4.

Choose File > Save As, rename the file 03_frames.indd, and save it in the Lesson_03 folder.

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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