Add Margins and Columns in Adobe InDesign CS6

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You watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to add margins and columns in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign by clicking it on the desktop
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    Alternatively, click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner
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    Clicking the Windows icon will bring up a list of your recently used programs. You might see Adobe InDesign in the list. In that case, click it. InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and manually type "InDesign"
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    Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it. A dialogue box may appear. This dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign.
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    You can check the "Don't show again" box at the very bottom
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    This will stop the box from appearing.
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    You can open a recent file from the "Open a Recent Item" list
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    You can create a new document
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    You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". If you prefer, you can open an existing document from the dialogue box as well. These options are explained in detail in other VisiHow tutorials. Let's click "Document" and "OK". We will have the document with an automatic margin.
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    To change the margin and add columns, click "Layout" on your horizontal tool bar
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    Then, click "Margins and Columns"
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    You can add margins or change the size of your margins by clicking the up and down arrows
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    Alternatively, you can simply type the size you want. You can do this for all margins.
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    You can also add as many columns as you like
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    You can do that either by clicking the up and down arrows or by simply typing the number you want.
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    After that, you can adjust "Gutter" by clicking the arrows along the left side
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    Alternatively, you can manually type the value.
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    Next, press "Tab" and click away from the box
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    The preview will be updated.
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    Finally, when you're satisfied with your layout, click "OK"
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to add margins and columns in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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