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Layout Grid Calculator for Book Page Design

Do you design books or other long documents? If so, you probably use some kind of grids to guide your page designs, and have a method for determining the grid specs. If you want a little help calculating your page grids, check out the Layout Grid Calculator for InDesign by Jean-Lou Désiré. It offers three different methods for calculating grids, Modular Grid, Multicolumn Grid, and Tschichold’s Golden Canon. Each one includes several fields for you to enter information used to calculate the grid, like page width and height, font size and leading, etc.

layout grid calculator for InDesign

Calculating perfect page grids is no trivial task, but the Layout Grid Calculator may help take some of the time and tedium out of the process.

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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