InDesign – Combine Document and Baseline Grids [Tutorial]

An introduction to combining your document grid and baseline grid in Adobe InDesign.

If you are working with relatively complex layouts – with multiple images, illustrations, charts or tables – adding the document grid can be an effective way to simplify your workflow. The document grid can provide an extra level of vertical structure, meaning less eye-balling of design decisions and more focus on the content itself.

You can purchase a grid system similar to the one used in this demonstration from

Premium and free grid systems and layouts for InDesign

Recommended reading

Grid Systems in Graphic Design
Josef Müller-Brockmann

The Elements of Typographic Style
Robert Bringhurst

Typography: Formation and Transformation
Willi Kunz

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