How to use Settings for New Document Option in Indesign CS3

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In Indesign, starting with a new page is the first step; which everybody has to follow to begin his work. Now today in this post, keeping the fact in mind, this article is created giving you full and complete knowledge of all the settings that comes into “New Document Options Window.

Setting for a new document

1. Document Preset: In this drop down menu selection, originally it has nothing but only a Default selection menu… but in the list there can be added as many as custom presets you want… having your own settings as you will learn in the next sections.

2. Number of pages: In this segment you can specify how many pages you want in your new document.

3. Facing Pages: You can use this option to make left and right pages face each other in the document having double-page spread, like we have for books and magazines. Leaving this option deselect will let each page stand alone, such as when you’re printing flyers or posters or when you want objects to bleed in the binding.

4. Master Text Frame: If you enable this option, it will create a text frame of the size of the area you have defined in the the margin guides, matching the column settings you specified. The master text frame is added to the A Master.

The Master Text Frame option is available only when you’ve chosen File > New > Document.

5. Page Size: Choose a page size from the menu, or type values for Width and Height. Page size represents the final size you want after bleeds or other marks outside the page are trimmed.

6. Orientation:Click Portrait  (tall) or Landscape  (wide). These icons interact dynamically with the dimensions you enter in Page Size. When Height is the larger value, the portrait icon is selected. When Width is the larger value, the landscape icon is selected. Clicking the deselected icon switches the Height and Width values.

5. Columns: In the input box area you have to defined how many columns you need for your layout.

6. Bleed: The Bleed area allows you to print objects that are arranged at the outer edge of the defined page size. For a page of the required dimensions, if an object is positioned at its edge, some white may appear at the edge of the printed area due to slight misalignment during printing or trimming. For this reason, you should position an object that is at the edge of the page of the required dimensions a little beyond the edge, and trim after printing. Bleed area is shown by a red line on the document. You can set bleed area settings from Bleed in the Print dialog box.

7. Slug: The slug area is discarded when the document is trimmed to its final page size. The slug area holds printing information, customized color bar information, or displays other instructions and descriptions for other information in the document. Objects (including text frames) positioned in the slug area are printed but will disappear when the document is trimmed to its final page size.

Objects outside the bleed or slug area (whichever extends farther) do not print.

And finally after the complete setup program for new document you can save these as a new Document preset, for a later use as you have learn in step 1.

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