Make a Book Template

Create a book template

In the PAGE LAYOUT tab, click the icon at the bottom right of the Page Setup group to open the Page Setup window. In the Margins tab, under Pages, change the setting for Multiple Pages in Book Fold. In order to reserve space on the inside fold for the binding, increase the width of the trough. Then, adjust the edges and the channel. Ensure that there is no space before or after the paragraph and make sure that the text is justified.

Creating a book template in Adobe Illustrator

If you' re building a book in Adobe Illustrator, it's important to get started with the right setting so that your book is printed exactly as you would like. Please read our step-by-step guide to create your book template. Number of drawing boards is the number of inner pages and the number of front and back covers (and end pages if your design demands it).

Ensure that the first icon to the right of the number of artboards is checked. Type 0 for the distance and any number for the column (this is the number of pages per row). Specify your page format (this is the definitive trimming of your book) and a trimming allowance of .125" on all four pages.

To do this, split the number of drawing areas by two (each drawing area would be two pages ), type 1 for the column and duplicate your page width. Use CMYK as colour modus and 300 pixels as raster effect solution in the Extended section. Press OK to generate your projectdocument.

NOTICE: Please be aware that Illustrator has a restricted screen area, which means that the overall width of each page row and the overall width of each page gap must not be greater than 227.5" (including bleed). When working on a long book, you may need to divide your projects into a number of separate documents.

Select Adobe PDF as the data type. Select High Print above as the default, although we will make some changes. On the Compressing page, turn off all your compressing options to prevent undue degradation. For anything that cannot be exactly replicated by off-set printers, select Bicubic Sampling To 300 dpi for pictures above 400ppi when you are in this setting.

Deselect all print selections on the Selections and Cuts page and make sure you check the Use cropping settings for documents option. On the Outputs page, click No color conversion and Don't add a profile. Now you have an inside page template to create your own artwork.

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