Create Custom Guides in Adobe InDesign CS6

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Steps

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    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    Clicking this will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" if you see it on the list
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    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 "Adobe InDesign"
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it
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    A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign. You can open an existing document or create a new one. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these.
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    You can check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner
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    This will hide the dialogue box next time.
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    In this video, we click "Document"
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    We click "OK"
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    Now that you have your document, click "Layout" on the horizontal toolbar first
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    Next, click "Create Guides..."
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    It is recommended to create guides in InDesign.
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    After that, make sure that the "Preview" box is checked before you continue
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    You can click and drag the "Create Guides" dialogue box
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    First, change "Number" under "Rows"
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    You can do it either by manually typing or by simply using the arrow buttons next to "Number".
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    You can also change "Number" under "Columns" in the same way
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    If you decide to change "Gutter Size", you can do that by changing it in the "Row" and "Column" areas
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    After that, you have the option to click either "Margins" or "Page" in "Fit Guides to"
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    The margin is marked by a purple outline.
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    Next, you can check "Remove Existing Ruler Guides" to remove the existing ruler lines
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    There is another VisiHow tutorial on how to do that.
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    Once you are satisfied with all of your settings, simply click "OK"
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    You can start creating your document
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    The guides will help create aligned and similar-sized elements. Experiment with those elements.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to create custom guides 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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