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Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 by David Blatner, Olav Martin Kvern

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Chapter 8. Long Documents

What constitutes a long document? Die-hard denizens of the FrameMaker universe insist that if a document isn’t over a thousand pages, it’s not a long document. Poster designers, on the other hand, maintain that folded flyers and newsletters qualify.

We’re not sure what our definition of a “long document” is, but we think that anyone building a book, a magazine, a newspaper, a journal, or a catalog—just about any document, really, of any number of pages—can benefit from the long document features in InDesign.

There are three features in InDesign that relate directly to publishing long documents.

Books. You can tie multiple documents together into a book, which appears in the form of a panel in InDesign. From here, ...

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