I am using InDesign CC 2015 on MacOS Sierra.
Currently, I am creating a magazine that has 64 pages in total, with pages 5-24 and 41-60 on newsprint, and 2-4, plus 61-64 are on glossy paper, with 16 pages in as a glossy insert (I-XVI, although technically it's pages 25 to 40, numbered as 1-16 in Roman numerals). This is on a 204mm width x 280mm height in paper size.
My problem is - this is a 2-color run, and many, but not all advertisers are in color, but some have pictures in grayscale (stock photos from library that are reused - in JPEG format; some are reused and I make a copy of the original folder for linking to them for modified ones, currently I convert the copies to grayscale in Photoshop CS6 but is this always the best way?).
Should I do this as a book, or one large .indd file before it gets sent as a PDF?
This is not an actual magazine that's going to be printed by a commercial printer (yet) - it is purely one that I am creating to learn how to do specific things on InDesign.
So, my basic questions are:
- How to do a 2-color run for where there's both color and grayscale on the same page for advertisements (one advertiser full-color half-page, two grayscale quarter-page ads)
- How to deal with numbering issues (pages 2-4 and 61-64 aren't numbered due to full-page ads, but pages 5-24 and 41-60 are numbered in the header), and deal with Roman numerals for separate insert between pages 24 and 41 that's glossy paper.
If anyone can help I'd appreciate this!