Lay Out a Book in Indesign CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a book in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7.
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.
Click "Adobe InDesign" if you see it on the list.
InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
Otherwise, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen and type "Adobe InDesign".
Then, click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it.
A dialogue box will appear every time you open InDesign.
You can check the "Don't show again" box in the bottom-left corner to not show the dialogue box again if you prefer.
Click "Book" in the dialogue box.
Alternatively, click "File" on the bar on the top-left of the window.
Then, move the cursor to "New" and click "Book..." You can create a new book.
First, you can choose the folder into which you want your book to be saved.
You can change the name of the book.
Let's name it "Test Book".
A smaller dialogue box will appear with several icons at the bottom.
Click the plus icon to add documents.
You need to have existing InDesign document pages ready to assemble a book. You cannot make the book from scratch. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to create documents in InDesign. When you click the plus icon, a dialogue box will appear where you can select your documents.
Search for and select documents.
You can select more than one document by holding "Ctrl" or "Shift" on the keyboard and clicking the files.
Then, click "Open".
Your chosen documents will load into your book tab of the dialogue box. The documents will be numbered from page 1 to the end.
You can drag the documents to rearrange their order.
This concludes our tutorial showing you how to create a book 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!
Video: Lay Out a Book in Indesign CS6
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