You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". This will create a new document. We will see a window where we can specify what our document should be. InDesign, unlike Photoshop and Illustrator, is used to create publications mostly.
You can do that by clicking the up and down arrows or you can highlight the value and type a new one. The "Page Size" will change to "Custom...". InDesign works in picas. If you're not familiar with the picas, then you can type your measurement unit. InDesign will automatically convert it to picas when you click away from the input boxes.
You can adjust this to set the number of columns. You can do it either by clicking the arrows on the left side or by typing a number. You can use it for a table in a magazine. The text will be in the column form instead of the paragraph form then.
If you click "Book" in the "File" menu, then a book will be created from a previously created InDesign document, which is what we are creating right now. Therefore, you can assemble a book; but you cannot create a book straight away. Click "New" and "Document..." in the "File" menu instead (unless you have preexisting documents).
This concludes our tutorial showing you how to create a new document in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to get started with a document and on how to open an existing document. 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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