Working with Adobe InDesign – Part 5

New File

A new file if opened has some info to look after, which are given below;

Display of a New file

A new file after opening has these parts which we should look after.

The White area in the center is our page for which we should create the artwork. It has a coloured line inside it is called the margin, which is also called as gripper margin in the printing field.

An outline in the outside the page is the bleed area. We use bleed area while designing the jobs for offset, which involves to cut the paper to the edge of the image. The bleed will be 3mm default placed outside the given page size. While printing the print file will be made as a custom size with cutmarks to the 4 sides of the page and it will be cut while trimming it to the final size.

The grey area around the page area is called the pasteboard. It is used for placing any images we use while creating the artwork. The images placed in the pasteboard will not get printed. So it is useful to trial and error any artwork before placing inside the page.

The Ruler bar which is in the left side and top of the page is used for sizing any elements on the page to correct size. We can customize the ruler to our required units, like cm, inches, and other sizes which are explained in last article (Part 4) under Page Preset.

The Tool box which was explained in initial articles are placed in the left side of the page. If the tool box is not appearing, it can be switched on through Window menu and scroll down to find Tools.

In the right side of the page, we find some icons which are the dialog boxes used while designing the artwork. It is like a shortcut for many options which we use instead of going through the menus to search for particular commands.

We can find Control Panel of the file which is in the top of the page, below the menu bar. It gives us complete control of the file. The options in it changes according to the option we have chosen and also according to the tool which we are using.

Other Features of New File

Page size in Adobe InDesign can be customized according to the artwork to be created for our purpose. It ranges from 1mm x 1mm to 216 x 216 inches.

We can even find the scroll bar in the right side of the page and also in bottom, which helps pan through the artwork created, if the page is zoomed to get the clarity of the artwork we are creating.

We can even find the zoom percentage of the page in the bottom of the page shown in percentage. Next we can find the page number, as we click on the carrot symbol beside the number we can find the number of pages in that particular file. Next we find the words embedded between the brackets “[Basic] (working)”. It is the Preflight Profile, which will be explained in later articles.

Next we find “No errors” or “Errors found”, which specifies the file before we take an output of the file. It scans the whole file we have created and notifies any errors which are existing in the file.

Working with Adobe InDesign – Part 5

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