Software: InDesign CS5.5
Step 1: Page Size
Before we do anything we need to know what size page we are going to be working with, so start by choosing the organiser you want to use and find the right paper size for it using the official filofax size guide, shown below.
|Official filofax paper sizes.|
|Be sure to set your orientation to portrait, if you're following along.|
Step 2: Margins
The margins of the page will help up make sure that our content is correctly placed on the page. This means that we shouldn't lose any content in the centre margin where the rings live or come uncomfortably close to the outer edges of the page, though it does appear that filofax likes to run its lines right to the edge on its note paper.
Feel free to measure your own existing pages for spacing. For now I'm going to use my own readings from a filofax address page.
|Remember to 'break the link' between the measurements.|
As this is for a right hand page, the left margin needs to be bigger. If we were to make a left hand page, the left and right measurements would have to be swapped.
Step 3: Bleed
Adding a bleed to our page allows us to add features, designs or colour, that extend right to the very edge of the page by letting it print beyond it for us to cut off later. 3mm should be enough for us to work with and not waste too much ink or paper. You can ignore the Slug.
|Leave that slug to its lettuce!|
Step 4: Click OK!
Give that friendly looking OK button a slap, we're ready to make our page!
You should be left with something that looks a bit like this...
|Black = page. Purple = margin box. Red = bleed.|
I will show you how to print this later on this week because this post is already far too long :)