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Page Layout: Adobe InDesign (Due Date: March 26)

Part 1: New Document and Basic Setup

  1. Create a new folder in your Communications folder and title it “Adobe InDesign
  2. Open Adobe InDesign
  3. Create a new document using these settings
    1. Intent: Digital Publishing
    2. Page Size: iPad
    3. Orientation: Portrait
  4. Save this document as “Introduction to Adobe InDesign” (as an InDesign document)
  5. Using the Type tool, create a text box at the top of the page
    1. Inside this box, type “Adobe InDesign”
    2. Make sure the text boxes width is 696px wide by 82px tall (you can find it’s W and H parameters in the Properties box underneath the menu bar)
    3. Be sure that the text box is sitting right next to the top pink margin box on your document
  6. Double click inside the texts box and you will notice the cursor blinking at the end of the text. This also changes the options inside the Properties box.
    1. Set the alignment to “Center”
    2. Set the font size to 75pt
    3. Set the font type to “Impact”
    4. Double click the text “Adobe InDesign” and then double click on the black “T” on the toolbar where there is usually a color option.
        • Set Red to 160
        • Set Green to 0
        • Set Blue to 0
    5. Save your document (be prepared to do this frequently)
  7. The text that will use for this next section is located here:
    1. Highlight the “History” portion of this webpage, where it begins with “The first mention of the cupcake can…” making sure to get the entire History.
    2. Copy and paste this content into a Microsoft Word document
    3. Delete the image of the Hostess cupcake
    4. Save this word document as “Cupcake History.doc” in your “Adobe InDesign” folder.
    5. Close out the word document (not doing so will prevent InDesign from being able to import its contents)
  8. In Adobe InDesign, go to “file” and then to “Place”
    1. Select “Cupcake History.doc” from your folder
      1. When the "Place" dialogue box opens, be sure to check the box that says "Show Import Options"
      2. In the Show Import Options dialogue box, under "Formatting," we want to select the box that says "Remove Styles and Formatting from Text and Tables."
    2. You will see a little box with small words in it. This is InDesign letting you know that you are about to place your word document inside of the InDesign document. Instead of simply clicking anywhere on the screen, you need to draw a box about a half inch underneath the large “Adobe InDesign” box that you made a the top.
    3. Draw the box so that it is
      1. 696px wide
      2. 280px tall
    4. With the text box selected, there should be an option in the Properties box to alter how many “columns” are displayed inside of the text box. By changing this number, we can modify the text box’s “flow” (this is just one of the methods of creating flow)

      Change this from 1 to 2


At this point, your document should appear like this: