For today's project, we will continue working on a newsletter publication named Classroom Technology Today, which features both text and graphics. While we edit the original document and expand it, we will learn how to use InDesign page masters, which are underlying templates for document pages. As we work, we will also learn some common publishing techniques.
Let's begin the project now.
Step1. Launch InDesign.
Step2. To begin to open the two files, in the Adobe InDesign window,
Click File, Click Open...
Step3. To move to the desktop,
Step4. To open the epclass folder,
Double-Click the epclass folder
Step5. To open the correct folder,
Double-Click the InDesign Masters folder
Step6. To select the first document,
Click Classroom Technology.indd
Step7. To select another document,
hold Control key and Click swipefile.indd
Step8. To open both simultaneously,
NOTE: The images for these materials were captured with InDesign's interface set to the lightest setting. Your interface may look different, depending on your settings.
Step9. To accept the warning,
Step10. To accept the warning,
Step11. To accept the warning, if necessary,
Step12. To activate the Classroom Technology document, if necessary,
Click the Classroom Technology.indd tab
Saving the File
Let's save this file with a different name.
Step1. To save this document with a different name,
Click File, Click Save As...
Step2. If necessary, navigate back to the InDesign Masters folder.
Step3. To rename the document, type:
Classroom Technology Today
Step4. To accept, the file name,
Switching to a Different Workspace
Any arrangement of panels, bars, or windows makes up a workspace. We can select a preset workspace and adapt it to our needs, or we can create our own personalized workspace. InDesign CC 2015 has several workspaces from which to choose.
We will switch to a different workspace for this workshop.
Step1. To switch to the Typography workspace, in the Application bar, if necessary,
Click, Click Typography
NOTE for MacOS Users: The Application bar can be shown or hidden using the Window menu.
Changing the Document Setup
We will be making a two-page newsletter into a 4-page newsletter. As such, it will have a cover page, two inside pages, and a back page. This document was created without facing pages, so we need to change that configuration. InDesign allows us to change a document in various ways after we have created it.
Let's change the document setup.
Step1. To change the document setup,
Click File, Click Document Setup
Step2. To specify Facing Pages,
Click the Facing Pages checkbox, Click
NOTE: Verify that this Facing Pages checkbox is checked.