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InDesign - Bi-Fold Brochure


#1
Hey everyone

It has been a while since I have been commissioned to design a bi-fold brochure (A4, front cover, 2 inside pages and the back cover) and it seems I cannot recall how to setup the document in InDesign; is there anybody that could shed some light on this please?
Cheers
 

hankscorpio

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#2
Set up a 4 page document and have each page as the finished size.

Once complete, send the 4 individual pages to the printers and they do the imposing.
 
#3
Set up a 4 page document and have each page as the finished size.

Once complete, send the 4 individual pages to the printers and they do the imposing.
Thanks, I went ahead and set up the document before reading this as I had remembered how I did it in the past, albeit a while ago. I set up 2 double page spreads in one document, each spread being A3 making each page A4, and in order on the setup from left to right I have the back cover and then front cover on the first spread, then the second being the 2 inside pages; would this work because I seem to remember it working out ok at the printers end. I am aware that things can be a bit tricky when ending up at the printers, and my client is not yet in touch with one unfortunately..
 

Paul Murray

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#5
Best to ask the printer, but that sounds ok to me. Essentially you're giving them a two page PDF to print a two-sided document. So long as it's set up correctly with bleeds you should be ok.
 

hankscorpio

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#6
Yes, sounds setup correctly. But - different printers have different setups and requirements - it's almost always best to send single page pdfs.

But I don't see an issue with this, unless your printer is a dope.