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Indesign - How to find out the project dimensions

New Here ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Hello guys, I am editing this flier for my client - and I am using Indesign for the first time. I opened their source file they gave me so I guess the dimensions are right.

 

But, I still want to make sure everything is correctly done. Can you guys let me know how can I found out what kind of dimension is the current project I am editing?

 

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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You have the potential to do all sorts of damage if you approach this without training. A key point is that in general you never change fonts or styles or similar in the obvious ways (from the menus/toolbars) but by changing styles. Change directly only if the original creator didn't use styles.

 

Another tip: sizes in InDesign are NOT in pixels, even if (very misleadingly) you can choose "Px" as a unit. Think of this as "nonsense pixels" as a unit. InDesign work is measured in inches or millimetres. If it is meant for web use, there are some tricks to saving with a predictable pixel count, though saving direct as PNG or JPEG from InDesign is problematic and may not be the best route.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Click the Pages tool in the tool bar on the left.

Click the page - the dimensions are shown in the Properties panel if it's shown on the right.

Or it's in the control bar at the top Window>Control

 

I think you should take a bit of time and learn the software basics.

 

Adobe have Tutorials

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/tutorials.html?filters=%7B%22topics%22%3A%5B%5D%2C%22level%22%3A%5B...

 

But you can also get a free Months Trial with Linkedin Learning - and there's plenty of tutorials on their to get started.

 

Best of luck.

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Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. As @Eugene Tyson suggested, click any page and check the properties panel on the right for the dimensions. Also, you can modify or check the dimensions by going to File menu > Document setup. I hope it helps!

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Regards,

Anshul Saini

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