Indesign can be pretty tricky to maneuver if you didn't pay attention during training. In yearbook, we create ALL our pages through indesign. The following will give you tips on using indesign as well as specific guidelines to this years edition. Please ask questions if there's something you need help on. The Editors are practically pros at using Indesign and should be the first people you go to. Now, for the 2017-2018 yearbook you will be using the templates provided under Balfour tools so you wont need to know how to make a page and gutters and all that jazz but it is included in case you decide to make a fun page!
BASICS SPECIFIC TO PHS STAFF: To create a page go HERE The following shows the box when you first open up indesign the information you need to put in for the 2017-2018 yearbook are as follows: Intent- print (always make sure it says print so your colors don't get thrown off) Number of pages - 2 Start page # - 2 Width - 54p0 Height - 72p0 Orientation - portrait Margins - 1p0 on all everything else should be loaded with the default settings which is what we want you to use. If something looks wonky ask your table partner or an editor
The next step is to add your modules. To start you'll need to open up the modules page found on the server (yearbook server > 2018 yearbook > 2018 modules > basics). Once you have the doc open you'll need to first put on the page number module this can be done through the following:
Highlight both of the page numbers
Right click and select group
Right click again and select copy
Go to your blank page
Right click and select paste in place NOTE- it is crucial you select past in place to ensure even placement throughout the book
Once you have your page number mod on you can copy and paste title/subtitle modules and text modules (you do not need to past in place for these ones) That's all you need for our book, now go with some of the tutorials down below on how to make boxes, page hierarchy, and effective dominants. Good luck!
BASICS: 33 tutorials on basics of using the softwareHERE This one is a teensy bit old so some of the features may look a lil different but the content remains true. It goes over the very basics including creating pages and boxes. This one should be used if you're an absolute beginner HERE BUILDING GREAT SPREADS: This one is FANTASTIC for creating awesome spreads with all the key elements HERE Anatomy of a good spread and consistent design HERE Gallery of past spreads that have won awards at national conventions from other schools HERE
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