I'm working on a Photobook (previously
and a view of some draft pages
) and having trouble getting the gaps between photos to be the same size. Within an individual page, I can usually, but not always, futz around with the gap tool in InDesign and get all the gaps on a double page spread to be the same size. What that size will have to be is a crapshoot -- some fraction of an inch measured to 4 seemingly random decimal places.
The tool that lets me adjust gap sizes only gives me a few sizes to choose from -- it'll jump from .1103 to .1213 to .1456 to .1602 and such, without letting me choose, say, .125 (which would be my preference) for everything. And then, sometimes for different gaps on the same page, I get different options, so I can't set everything to .1213, because the next gap over is only offering .1178 and .1256 or something. Sometimes I can get all the horizontal gaps to match, and then the vertical gaps match each other but are different from the horizontal. And sometimes I can't get the gap tool to get any of them to match.
I think I could do a lot of math and set my photo starting points and sizes manually and make this work, but it seems like this gap tool exists for a reason, and I should be able to make it do what I want it to.
Please feel free to assume that I am a blubbering idiot who knows nothing when explaining things to me. I'm working in a 30 day free trial of InDesign and trying to figure it out as a I go along.