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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Customizing Predesigned InDesign Templates

While InDesign’s predesigned templates can save time, their layout is already predetermined and may not fully suit your specific design requirements. As a designer, you want to set your work apart from everyone else. It’s almost always essential to personalize a predesigned template before it is ready to use. Sometimes, it’s nothing more than modifying a few colors. At other times, it may require significant rework, such as exchanging fonts or revising the underlying layout grid.

The following steps will guide your template project from planning to design and on through to successful implementation. These guidelines are not hard and fast, but they serve as a basis for selecting and customizing the predesigned ...

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