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InDesign Template of the Month: Manual

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.)

This time it’s a template for a manual.

This Letter-sized template comes with master page designs for basic pages, pages with sidebars, and a table of contents.

There are also detailed instructions on the pasteboard for setting up running heads, sidebars, and a table of contents.

The content is organized into layers and formatted with styles and swatches that you can use as-is or adapt to your needs.


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Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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5 Comments on “InDesign Template of the Month: Manual

  1. Hi Mike,
    I am still happily using InDesign CC 2015 but I have a need for this type of template. Any chance it can be produced in 2015?


  2. Hi Ken, all the template downloads include an IDML file as well as the INDD file. Any version of InDesign from CS4 on can open the IDML file.

  3. Hello everyone!

    This month’s template of the month is what I’ve been waiting for. Thank you InDesign Team, you’re the best!

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