The Book Feature

First, let’s throw a pair of giant quotes around the word “book.” In InDesign, a Book is a database document that we use to assemble multiple documents into a single publication. So whether you’re making a magazine, an annual report, a proposal for an engineering project, or a book, you may wish or need to break down the project into discrete pieces. Sometimes each member of a team works on an individual document. Later, someone, maybe you, gets to collect those into one big one.

Some aspects of making a Book document are easy, especially if you know at the outset that this is how it’s going to be done. It can be more difficult to break up a single document into many, depending on how it’s built. A novel with few or no illustrations ...

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