Type 1 Fall 2019

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Week 7 HW


Document Setup

  1. Open InDesign & hit Cmd+N to create a new document

  2. Intent = Print

  3. Units = Inches

  4. Width = 5 in

  5. Height = 6.5 in

  6. Orientation = Portrait

  7. Check Facing Pages

  8. No. of Pages = 16

  9. Column Number = 3, Gutter = 12pt or 1p0

  10. Margins = 24pt or 2p0 (top, bottom, left, and right)

  11. Bleed = .125in or 0p9 (top, bottom, left, and right)

  12. Hit Create

Baseline Grid

  1. Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Grids tab.

  2. Color = Light Gray

  3. Start = 0px

  4. Relative to: Top of Page

  5. increment = 12pt

  6. View Threshold = 5%

  7. Hit Ok

  8. Go to the View Menu, select Grids & Guides, then select Show Baseline Grid

Units & Increments

  1. Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Units and Increments tab.

  2. Kerning/Tracking = 2/1000em

Creating Rows

  1. Double click on the Master Page

  2. Go to the Layout Menu and select Ruler Guides… and change the color to Red

  3. Go to the Layout Menu and select Create Guides.. and check the preview box.

  4. Rows Number = 6

  5. Gutter = 12pt

  6. Options: Fit Guides to: Margins

  7. Check Remove Existing Ruler Guides

  8. Hit Ok

  9. Exit master page by double clicking on page 1

Text Frame Options

  1. Hit Cmd+B and on the Baseline Option tab set the Offset to Leading

  2. Hit Ok



Turn your presentation into a 16 page booklet documenting your findings. Here’s the outline of of the book and how to organize your research.

  1. Cover

  2. Inside Cover - Table of Contents

  3. Grids - Page 1

  4. Grids - Page 2

  5. Grids - Page 3

  6. Grids - Page 4

  7. Display Type - Page 1

  8. Display Type - Page 2

  9. Display Type - Page 3

  10. Display Type - Page 4

  11. Text Type - Page 1

  12. Text Type - Page 2

  13. Text Type - Page 3

  14. Text Type - Page 4

  15. Inside Back Cover - Colophon

  16. Back Cover


  • Use only one font.

  • Smallest allowed point size is 6pt.

  • Text size 9.5/12 (this means 9.5 point size and 12 pt line space)

  • Smallest lines space size is 12pt—increase or decrease by multiples of 6 or 3. For example 15/18, 20/24, etc. See what looks right for you.

  • You must use all 16 pages

  • Make sure to include your written observations appropriately (answers to questions from week 6).

  • Bring trimmed booklets to next class

  • See image below for reference.


Answer the following questions before the beginning of next class:

  1. What font did you choose? Why?

  2. How did you change the font character and paragraph settings for text and display?

  3. What changes did you make to translate your presentation into a booklet? List them.


Work on the Avant Garde Research Booklet Project and email me a pdf of your presentation named as:

  • YourName_AvantGarde-VolumeX_Booklet_2019-10-18.pdf


  1. Email me a pdf of your booklet and bring a trimmed assembled hard copy.

  2. Post your writings on the comments section and be ready to present at the beginning of next class.




Adobe InDesign: Formatting text paragraph styles

Adobe InDesign: Formatting text character styles



  1. Open your document and go File > Print Booklet.

  2. On the Print Booklet window — Setup
    Pages: All
    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.

  3. On the Print Window — Setup
    Paper Size: US Letter
    Orientation: Landscape
    Scale: Width 100% Height 100%
    Page Position: Centered

  4. On the Print Window — Marks and Bleeds
    Check Crop Marks
    Click on the Printer… button at the bottom of the window.

  5. On the Warning Window
    Click OK

  6. On the Print window
    Select printer 124 (recomended by IT).
    Copies: 1
    Check Two-Sided
    Pages per Sheet: 1
    Border: None
    Two-Sided: Short-Edge binding
    Click Print to exit the Print Window
    Click OK to exit the previous Print Window

  7. Check the Preview option on the Print Booklet Window.
    If everything looks fine, click Print.