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InDesign Template of the Month: Manual

Time for another exclusive template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here and get $10 off with the discount code: TEMPLATE)

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.

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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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  • Ken Turnbull says:

    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?


  • Anne-Marie Concepcion says:

    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.

  • Edith McCracken says:

    Hello everyone!

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

  • Paulette Lue says:

    Thanks for this. I always wanted to dissect a properly done file to see how styles should be built for long documents

  • Erich H Buxbaum says:

    Is there also a metric version available (A4)

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