Academic ServicesComputer LabsPage 2InDesign CS 3Fall 2009
Creating a le (continued)
OPTIONAL: In the
text box, type the amount of space you want between the columns NOTES:The default margin is 1p0 (abbreviation for 1 picas and 0 points).A pica is 1/6 of an inch.
, type the desired value for each margin size NOTE: The default margin size is 3p0, or about 0.5 inches.
OPTIONAL: To save the setup for future documentsa. Click
dialog box appears b. In the
Save Preset As
text box, type a name for the preset
Save Preset As
pull-down list, select an existing presetc. Click
InDesign will open a new document according to your specifcations.
Saving a le
Saving a document allows you to specify a name and location for the document le. The Save and Save Ascommands are located within the File menu. If you are saving a document for the rst time, either option will takeyou to the Save As dialog box. To save the le as a le type other than InDesign(.indd), select Export.A useful function in InDesign to remember when saving documents are the Adobe PDF Presets. They can befound under the File tab. There are 3 particular presets that are commonly used:
1. High Quality Print
Creates PDFs for quality printing on desktop printers and proong devices. This preset uses PDF 1.4 andleaves color unchanged.
2. Press Quality
Creates PDF les for high-quality print production (for example, for digital printing or for separationsto an imageseer or plateseer), but does not create les that are PDF/X-compliant. In this case, the quality of thecontent is the highest consideration. The objective is to maintain all the information in a PDF le that a commercialprinter or print service provider needs in order to print the document correctly.
Smallest File Size
Creates PDF les for displaying on the web or an intranet, or for distribution through an email system.This set of options uses compression, downsampling, and a relatively low image resolution.
Adobe PDF Presets
Many of the concepts and techniques used in word processors will carry over to InDesign. Onekey dierence is that you must select the Type Tool before you begin to type or edit.
1. From the Toolbox, select the
2. Click and drag in your document to create the text frame3. When the text frame reaches the desired size, release the mouse buon4. Type the text