Create Custom Guides in Adobe InDesign CS6

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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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...".
    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".
    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".
    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.
    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.
    The guides will help create aligned and similar-sized elements. Experiment with those elements.
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