Adobe InDesign II, GRDSN 168

Project 8

In this project I will learn to:

  • Combine multiple InDesign files into a single book.
  • Synchronize the assets in multiple files to ensure consistency from one piece to the next.
  • Build a unified table of contents.
  • Build an index that covers all chapters of the book.
  • Use variable data to build a personalized letter.


Read and work through the project in the Against the Clock book. You will use the sample files provided by Against the Clock.

The project files are stored in the Canvas Files area and also on the AVA Disciplines server in the Against_the_Clock_CC2015-student_files folder.

Against the Clock provides the files to those who purchase the books on their website. If you work outside the lab, files can be downloaded by following the instructions on the inside back cover of the book. If you are checking out books from the Library the online code may not work, so be sure to save files from our lab server.

You may find it convenient to copy the files onto your personal storage area.

The Exercises

Complete the exercises for the Multi-Chapter Booklet and Mail-merged letter.

What to turn in.

The book and letter

Create a compressed .zip archive of the three PDFs, Excerpts print.pdf, Exceprts digital.pdf, and Letter.pdf.

The zip files are a very safe way to move collections of files over the internet, and they usually reduce the file size.

Use the Macintosh Finder’s File>Compress “filename”, or Windows’ “New>Compressed (zipped) Folder” tools to create a .zip archive of the folder. Remember to save a copy of your work folder onto your personal storage device.

Rename your .zip file to 168-8-My

Attach this .zip archive to your Canvas turn-in area for this project.

Take the quiz

Go to the Assignments section in Canvas and take the project quiz. You are allowed to take the quizzes only twice. You might review and print the quiz before starting the project and locate the answers as you work.

You are done with InDesign II!



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