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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Creating a Book

Instead of creating long InDesign documents, you can break them up into smaller documents, like chapters, and then create a book to bring them all together. A book is not a document. It simply keeps track of all the documents in the book and coordinates document page numbers, colors, and styles. When you create a new book or open an existing book, the Book panel appears, displaying the book name in the title tab. In the Book panel, you can add, remove, move, or open documents.

Create a New Book

  • yellow_circle_01.jpg Click the File menu, point to New, and then click Book.
  • yellow_circle_02.jpg Enter a name for the book file.
  • yellow_circle_03.jpg Navigate to the drive or folder location where you want to save the book.
  • yellow_circle_04.jpg Click Save.

    The tab for the Book panel displays the name of the book.

Open an Existing Book

  • yellow_circle_01.jpg Click the File menu, and then click Open.
  • yellow_circle_02.jpg Navigate to the drive or folder location where the book you want to open is stored.
  • yellow_circle_03.jpg Select the book you want to open.
  • yellow_circle_04.jpg Click Open.

    The Book panel opens.

Add, Remove, Move, or Open Documents in a Book

  • yellow_circle_01.jpg Open the book you want to edit.
  • yellow_circle_02.jpg Do any of the following:
    • Add a Document. Click the Add Document button on the panel, locate the document you want to add, and then click Open.

    • Remove a Document. Select a document in the Book panel, and then click the Remove Document button at the bottom of the panel.

    • Move a Document. Drag a document to a new position in the Book panel.

    • Open a Document. Double-click a document in the Book panel. An open book icon appears, indicating the book is open.

  • yellow_circle_03.jpg Click the Save Book button on the panel.
  • yellow_circle_04.jpg Click the Close button to close the book.
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