InDesign tutorial: Setting up your baseline grid |

Grids help you take the guesswork out of your InDesign layouts. In this tutorial, learn how to set up a baseline grid from which to start building your layout. Watch more at

This tutorial is a single movie from the Designing with Grids in InDesign course presented by author Nigel French. The complete course is 2 hours and 5 minutes and shows how to use grids to create better-looking InDesign layouts.

1. Grids: An Overview
2. Setting up the Grid
3. Grid-Related Tools and Features
4. Fitting Text to the Grid
5. Breaking the Grid
6. Working with Different Types of Grids


jimmy onions says:

Thanks so much! This was a great tutorial. Very clear.

Robina Shaukat says:

how may i extract speech writing from a text

Natasha Rador says:

Thank you very much.

Ivana Rezende says:


Jamie Kaye says:

If I am using size 9 font with a 11pt leading, how do I work out the vertical and horizontal guides to fit with my basline grid?

Marta Piroli says:

What is the dimension of your pages? A4 or 8.5×11 inch? Thank You

ventende says:

I dont get the colored paragraphs lines at all, nothing in the prefs that I can make to alter that either.

Mal Lva says:

Thank you! Info needed found at 1:05. 🙂

Federico Rossetti says:

Really well done!

Blacklava says:

Why does yours create a baseline grid with even spaces when mine is equal all the way up until the bottom margin, where the last grid space is smaller than the rest?

German Andrea Giri says:

Great lesson!

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