What is a default guides to use in a magazine? (Rows and Columns)

Explorer ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I am redesigning a magazine, The Writer, and when I got to the part where I am setting guides (on the A-Master pages), I am stuck on what numbers to set for the rows and columns. 

TOPICS
How to, Type

Views

59

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

No default guides. 

 

Your line length for text should be between 50-75 characters per line - so whatever font you're using should take up a line with that amount of characters, and that will give you an idea what width your column should be. 

 

For example if it was 3 columns you wanted - I'd put a grid of 9 columns, and possibly the same amount of rows. 

 

But that's just me - it's up to you I guess. But make sure your text columns aren't too long or it's hard to read. 

 

 

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Explorer ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So I have a table of contents almost done with the guides, but I am still having trouble lining the text and images exactly to the grid. 

Likes

translate

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines