Document Setup (Perfect-Bound)

Creating a Perfect-Bound Publication at the proper trim size, with the correct margins and  bleed starts in the Document Setup dialog box.

Follow the outline below to complete the Perfect-Bound document setup process prior to exporting pages to PDF. Click here for Saddle-Bound.

1. Create a new document or modify:

Select File/New/Document or File/Document Setup … enter or modify the total number of pages (including covers)… select facing pages… enter trim width and height… set Margins appropriate for your particular publication (0.125″ minimum for the Top, Bottom and Outside, 0.250″ minimum for Inside )… set Bleed at 0.125″ on three sides only (no gutter bleed required).

Note: The 68 pages in the example below represent 64 text pages, plus 4 cover pages. Click here for information on adding a spine to the left bleed margin of cover 1.

2. Pages dialog box…

Open the Pages dialog box by selecting  Window/Pages… select page 1, right-click and choose Numbering & Section Options…

3. Create a cover section…

start page numbering at 1 with a Section Prefix of _C… this will change all the pages to be _C1, _C2, etc.

 

4. Create a text section…

In the Pages dialog box… select page _C3, right-click and choose Numbering & Section Options… start page numbering at 1 with NO Section Prefix… this will change all pages after _C2 to read 1, 2 ,3 etc.

Note: If the numbering sequence of your publication differs from the example provided, enter your specific number in place of  the number 1.

 

5. The final result should look like this…

6. Proceed here for instructions on the EXPORT TO PDF process for Perfect Bound Publications.