For those who are curious about the various Adobe software out there, Adobe InDesign is used for the purpose of fixing a multiple paged document for printing. InDesign is mainly used for the purpose for formatting a document for printing in colors and printing with the proper margins and alignments. This software is excellent for those who want to do a professional job making posters, pamphlets, brochures, booklets and books. Although it may sound like a software you will need ages to learn, InDesign is similar to other Adobe works and is easier to learn as it comes with a lot of options for adjusting your art.
Making use of the Master pages
When you are handling more than one pages in InDesign, you will have trouble keeping track of the Chapter pages, different sections and such. Master pages is a great way for you to automatically insert the layout with the elements that you want into any page you choose. So if you want the first page of each chapter to look the same, then make a Master page with the layout elements added, and for each chapter add this Master page and fix it as you need to. This is especially helpful when you are doing reports and such (or a portfolio for your Bachelor in fashion design final project).
To setup the Master Pages you will have to pull up the palette for pages and then double click the button ‘A-Master’ which will allow you to define the Master Page. You can have more than one master page as well.
Margins and bleeds for your project
For those who want to fix up their document for printing nicely, margins and bleeds should be added from the beginning of the work. Generally each printer has different measurements for the bleeds which you can get from your printer properties; but in general 1/8 inch (around 3mm) is the measurement for bleeds that is used. This area must be kept free of any graphics and works as it will not be printed. When you are opening your new blank document, put in the margins and bleeds measurements so that the final products prints without any issues. When you have to do posters and such for school of design or work purposes, keep these in mind. Check this page for further information regarding School of design.
One of the great things about the software is that it lets you add up content frames to your document. These frames can be used for vector/ raster images and also for text as well. Using the frames will allow you to keep your alignments and spacing controlled carefully so that all your content can be inserted within the frame properly.