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Produce a class pamphlet/booklet on the subject of commercial papers. Pair up with a classmate to research a specific topic on paper to include in the booklet. Divide the topics up among all class members, create a master set of styles for paragraph and characters and a master document that each of you can add your individual section to. Your goal is to produce a comprehensive resource booklet on the subject of commercial papers as an aid to producing good design. As a group you will produce a total number of books that equal one for each of you + two for me.
A minimum content of the booklet must include sections that cover the following subjects as a starting point for the content of your pamphlet. You should also consider additional topic areas about commercial paper that are not necessarily listed below.
- Recycled Papers, Post Consumer Content and other environmental concerns—Micaela
- Paper making process—Angela
- How to spec paper for printing—Angela
- Specialty production methods such as die-cuts, foil stamping, embossing—Chelsea
- Weight (writing, text, cover) (basis weight)—Andy
- Synthetic Papers—Kelina
- Surface finish—Oscar
- Ink holdout—Micaela
- Grain Direction—Chelsea
- Color concerns—Kelina
- Printing concerns—Megan
- Binding concerns—Andy
- How to Read a Paper Swatch Book—Alex
Apply basic typography, design and layout principles (line length, margin space, tracking, leading, etc.) InDesign Layout
You must utilize inDesign’s Document grid and Baseline grid to create a unity and harmony between all elements (heading type size, paragraph type size, image sizes, margins, etc.)
Design with final size and binding method in mind
Pamphlet is letter-half, B & W. Be creative within these parameters.
Include graphics, charts, photos to supplement the content.
Also include TOC, Introduction, Colophon, credits, class members/designers, online resource links/addresses, glossary of terms and any other elements to make the book more useful.
Name the magazine
Individually, assemble your chapters into separate inDesign docs. As a class, decide on paragraph styles and their specific names. It is important that these names and definitions are clear to everyone so they may seemlessly merge into an inDesign Book. (Use the Paragraph and Character Style names listed below for consistency between chapters.) All text should be formatted into linked text boxes. Do not make separate text boxes for subheadings. Do not utilize returns to create the space between subheads and body copy, instead define this amount as “space after” or “space before” in their respective paragraph style definition. Apply paragraph styles within each separate chapter, then add to the inDesign Book file. Sync all chapters to one doc style source to create consistency throughout book. Be sure to set layout size, margins and columns, and folio info on Master Pages. Create TOC utilizing this organization set-up.
Total number of pages in the booklet must be a multiple of 4. (4, 8, 12, 16, 20, etc.) to avoid having “extra” blank pages. Individual chapters should all begin on a right hand-page. This may require you to add blank pages between some chapters to make this imposition work.
Use these names for Paragraph Styles:
- Basic Paragraph
- First Paragraph
- Pull Quote
Use these names for Character Styles:
- Initial Letter
- Proper Name
- Page Number
- Folio Info
Combine everyones separate topics together as one inDesign Book
First collect all of the individual inDesign docs. or “chapters” in one common folder.
Duplicate this folder. This way you will be sure to have an original file for a backup as you continue the next steps in the book assemble process.
Open a new inDesign “Book” file.
All that will open at this point is a small window pallet called the “Book Panel”. It is similar to the Links pallett in Illustrator in that it references the information from the files showing here as opposed those files actually being created in the Book doc.
At the bottom of this panel is a + icon. Click this to add your chapters to this window.
Drag the chapters above or below one another to rearrange them in their correct order if necessary.
To apply one set of styles to all the individual documents that you have in an InDesign Book, you must first designate one of the documents as the “source”or master file. Then you “synchronize” or link the remaining documents to it.
Click the Style Source Icon next to the name of the document that you want to control the rest of the documents in the book. This sets that document as the master or Source document.
Then click the Synchronize icon. This is located at the bottom of the Book panel, the very first one in the row.
Set Synchronize options from the options icon in upper right corner of the Book panel menu to set or change the attributes of the source file that will be applied to other synced chapters.
Choose Book Page Numbering Options from the Book panel to customize page numbering.
Creating a Table of Contents (TOC)
InDesign creates a TOC by looking at thestyles applied to paragraphs and then listing the text and pages for those paragraphs.
Add the blank page for the TOC
Apply paragraph styles to the paragraphs that you want to appear in the TOC.
- Set Title in the Title field
- Apply a paragraph style to format the title
- Set Listings by first selecting a paragraph style from the “Other Styles” area of the TOC dialog box
- Click the Add button.
- Make further additions and style changes from the Entry Style menue or More Options