After unzipping the file, you can then open the template in InDesign where you can edit the fonts, colors, etc. and add or delete graphics and text from the book template layout.
The graphic above shows the basic setup of the inside book pages. The template will already have these settings embedded in it. You can create a book with any number of pages as long as they are in multiples of 4 (16, 20, 24, 28, etc.), you will have blank pages at the end of the booklet if you don't keep pages in multiples of 4.
The video below will show you how to set up the book as a new document without using the downloaded template.
Changing the Header Information
Inserting Content Into The InDesign Book Template
Creating the InDesign Book Cover
You will now need to create a cover for your book. I have set the template up separately from the inside pages because the cover will be printed on heavier card stock. It is laid out on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" card stock sized sheet.
1. Copy the InDesign file and all fonts and graphics that were used in the book layout to a folder on a thumb drive or writable CD/DVD
2. Create a PDF in case your copy/print shop doesn’t use InDesign.
Creating a PDF in Indesign
1. Click File - Adobe PDF Presets
2. Click Press Quality
3. Name the File
4. Click Save
Save the PDF on the thumb drive or CD/DVD with your InDesign file and take to the shop.
Note - always put the fonts and graphics on the thumb drive/CD/DVD so all available resources needed to create your book are available to the copy/print shop.
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