Create a variety of storyboard layouts in Adobe InDesign that you can arrange in any order and reuse to put together a rich-content eBook — or any multipage document to be viewed onscreen.

Create a new document and specify page size, orientation, number of pages, and margins. We started with the A4 preset and unchecked Facing Pages.

Add frames for photos, art, and media with the Rectangle Frame tool. Fill image frames with a color to visualize your storyboard.

Drag Guides from the rulers or select the Document Grid to help you arrange objects on the page. Try clicking an align setting in the Properties panel to line up objects automatically.

Now create text frames with the Type tool. To create columns of text, add a text frame and switch to the Selection tool. Enter the number of columns in the Text Frame section of the Properties panel. To add dummy text, click Fill with Placeholder Text, and then format it in the Properties panel.

To create our headline, we dragged a text frame between the margins and typed our text.

We created a few page layout storyboards in this manner.

It couldn’t be easier to reuse a storyboard layout in your document. In the Pages panel, press Alt/Option and drag a page thumbnail slightly to duplicate a storyboard. Reorder pages by dragging page thumbnails in the Pages panel.

With your storyboard layouts ready, proceed adding art, text, and rich media to each eBook page to bring your pages to life.

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