• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Wayside Exhibit Grids

Wayside exhibit grids provide a digital framework for creating wayside exhibit production files. The grids are furnished in a variety of sizes and comply with the NPS Sign Program.

Grid Version Requirements:

  • Adobe InDesign CS2, CS3, or CS4 (MacOS or PC-Windows)
  • NPS approved OpenType® fonts NPS Rawlinson OT and Adobe Frutiger Std.

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Wayside grid illustration

36x24 NPS UniGuide wayside exhibit grid with document guides turned on.


Wayside Exhibit Grids

Version 2.6 (June 2008)

This version of the Wayside Exhibit Grids includes these revisions:

  • Addresses transparency issue with the black band and Adobe InDesign: the black ID band for all grids has been converted to a rich black (60/50/40/100).
  • CS2 versions now available (autodate feature disabled - incompatible with CS2).
  • New 24x42 upright grid added.

Each grid is furnished in a single ZIP compressed file. There are separate versions of each grid for Adobe InDesign CS2 and Adobe InDesign CS3 (see below). You must unzip each file and then open the grid using the appropriate version of Adobe InDesign. All the grids for each version of Adobe InDesign are also available in a single ZIP file (see below).

Grids for which there are no links below are not presently available. For a design detail, retrieve the NPS UniGuide Wayside Grid illustration PDF.

All dimensions are listed in inches (width x height)


Grids for InDesign CS2

Low Profile

6" 6x12            
12" 12x12 18x12 24x12 30x12 36x12 42x12 48x12
18" 18x18 24x18 30x18 36x18 42x18 48x18 60x18
20" 30x20            
24" 24x24 30x24 36x24 42x24 48x24 60x24  
36" 48x36            

Upright

36" 24x36  
42" 24x42  
48" 24x48 36x48

Bulletin Case Panel

48" 36x48

Download all InDesign CS2 wayside exhibit grids (14.1 MB)

Grids for InDesign CS3

Low Profile

6" 6x12            
12" 12x12 18x12 24x12 30x12 36x12 42x12 48x12
18" 18x18 24x18 30x18 36x18 42x18 48x18 60x18
20" 30x20            
24" 24x24 30x24 36x24 42x24 48x24 60x24  
36" 48x36            

Upright

36" 24x36  
42" 24x42  
48" 24x48 36x48

Bulletin Case Panel

48" 36x48

Download all InDesign CS3 wayside exhibit grids (15 MB)

Additional Resources

"You Are Here" Adobe InDesign Library

These ready-made "You Are Here" flags can be positioned and customized anywhere on an Adobe InDesign document.

Color Arrowhead for Previous Grids

Upgrade to the color Arrowhead quickly and easily without updating your grids. Properly sized and formatted, just relink to the new Arrowhead file with no additional scaling or positioning.

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