Open InDesign & hit Cmd+N to create a new document
Intent = Print
Check Facing Pages
No. of Pages = 8
Page Size = Custom (Portrait)
Name = Booklet01, Width = 5in, Height = 6.5in
Column Number = 3, Gutter = 12pt or 1p0
Margin = 24pt or 2p0
Bleed = .125in or 0p9
Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Grids tab.
Color = Light Gray
Start = 0
increment = 6pt
View Threshold = 5%
Units & Increments
Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Units and Increments tab.
Kerning/Tracking = 2/1000em
Go to the Layout Menu and select Ruler Guides and change the color to Red
Go to the Layout Menu and select Create Guides. Create 6 rows, 12pt gutter, fit guides to Margin
Text Frame Options
Hit T and make a text box
Hit Cmd+B and on the Baseline Option tab set the Offset to Leading
READ & TYPESET
pg 1 — Cover
pg 2 — Quote
pg 3 — Title Page
pg 4 — Essay
pg 5 — Essay
pg 6 — Essay
pg 7 — Essay
pg 8 — Credits/Colophon
The Quadrant System by Tony Zhuo
The Geometry of a Scene by Tony Zhuo
Graphic Means: A film by Briar Levit
Typographics 2015: The Picture in The Word with Abbott Miller (Abbott’s talk starts at 3:44).
Using the grid we developed in class, turn Martin Luther King Jr.'s Speech into a series of 3 booklets.
Using Minion Pro: Regular, Bold, and Regular Italic.
Using Helvetica: Regular, Bold, and Regular Italic
Combining Both Minion and Helvetica
Smallest allowed point size is 6pt.
Smallest lines space size is 12pt—increase or decrease by multiples of 6. For example 15/18, 20/24, etc. See what looks right for you.
Text size 9.5/12 (this means 9.5 point size and 12 pt line space)
You must use all 8 pages
Bring trimmed spreads to next class
See image below for reference.
Answer the following questions before the beginning of next class:
How did Minion influence your booklet design? Where do you think it works best? Why?
How did Helvetica influence your booklet design? Where do you think it works best? Why?
In what ways did you combine Minion and Helvetica? Why?
Adobe InDesign: Formatting text paragraph styles
Adobe InDesign: Formatting text character styles
Open your document and go File > Print Booklet.
On the Print Booklet window — Setup
Booklet Type: 2-up Saddle Stitch
Check Automatically Adjust to fit Marks and Bleeds
Check Print Blank Printer Spreads
Click on the Print Settings... button at the bottom of the window.
On the Print Window — Setup
Paper Size: US Letter
Scale: Width 100% Height 100%
Page Position: Centered
On the Print Window — Marks and Bleeds
Check Crop Marks
Click on the Printer… button at the bottom of the window.
On the Warning Window
On the Print window
Select printer 124 (recomended by IT).
Pages per Sheet: 1
Two-Sided: Short-Edge binding
Click Print to exit the Print Window
Click OK to exit the previous Print Window
Check the Preview option on the Print Booklet Window.
If everything looks fine, click Print.