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Adobe PageMaker 7 Tutorial


If you are looking for employment within corporate desktop publishing departments, learning Adobe PageMaker is a must! Adobe PageMaker 7.0 is a high-end professional publishing program, and is heavily used in many corporate production environments, as well as some studios and magazines. Virtual Training Company's tutorial will have you using this page layout application with ease in no time. Brian White starts the tutorial with the basics, which includes the toolbox and pointer tool, various views, and moving and resizing objects. He then explains the use of guides and rulers, various drawing tools, and fills and outlines, including setting a tint and how to create and edit colors. You will then learn the difference between frames and blocks and how to use them, how to format and work with text, and how to add graphics and tables. You will also learn how to take advantage of PageMakerÕs newest feature, date merging. To get started, just click one of the topics below.

Basics

Intro to Adobe PageMaker 7
The Page Maker Window
The Toolbox and Pointer Tool
Views - Fixed Views
Views - Zoom In/out
Views - Zoom Tool
Moving Objects
Resizing Objects
Cut Copy and Paste
Paste Multiple
Adding and Deleting Pages
Selecting Multiple Objects
Hand Tool
Undo and Revert

Guides and Rulers

Setting Margins
Setting Column Guides
Ruler Guides
Viewing and Locking Guides
Clearing the Guides

Drawing Tools

Drawing Lines
Rectangles and Ovals
Rounded Corners
Polygons
Modifying Polygons

Fills and Outlines

Outline and Stroke
Transparent Stroke
Basic Fills
Color Fills
Types of Color
Creating Spot Color
Creating CMYK colors
Creating RGB Colors
Setting a Tint
Using the Color Pallet
Creating Deleting and Editing Colors
Creating Default Colors
Importing Colors
Importing Colors with EPS files

Frames and Blocks

Frames vs. Blocks
Text Blocks
Threading Text
Threading Text Automatically
Deleting Blocks
Cutting and Pasting Blocks
Text Frames
Linking Text Frames
Frame Options
Frame Shapes
Separating Frames

Control Pallet I

Intro to Control Pallet
Control Pallet Basics I
Control Pallet Basics II
Control Pallet Basics III
Control Pallet Basics IV

Working with Text

Selecting Text
Changing Fonts I
Changing Fonts II
Managing Fonts
True Type vs. Type 1 Fonts
Font Size
Type Styles
Warning - Type Styles
Sub/Super Script
Caps and Small Caps
Changing Case
Tracking
Expert Tracking
Breaking Text
Kerning
Baseline Shift
Character Scaling
Leading

Working with Paragraphs

Intro to Paragraph Formatting
Justification
Indents
Space Above and Below
Orphan and Widow Control
Keeping Lines Together
Column and Rule Breaks
Rules Above and Below
Advanced Rules
Balancing Columns
Align Paragraph to Grid

Tabs and Indents

Setting Indents
Creating Hanging Indents
Setting Tabs I
Setting Tabs II

Paragraph Styles

Intro Paragraph Styles
Creating Styles I
Creating Styles II
Creating Styles III
Mixed Styles
Style Tags
Next Style
Importing Styles

Working with Graphics

Place vs. Cut and Paste
Cutting and Pasting
Linking and Embedding
Placing and Linking Images
Replacing Images
Inserting Into Frames
Working with Graphic Frames I
Working with Graphic Frames II
Separating Content from Frame
Cropping and Panning Cropped Images
Creating a Keyline I
Creating a Keyline II

Manipulating with the Control Palette

Intro
Positioning
Scaling I
Scaling II
Magic Scale
Rotating
Skew
Mirror
Anchoring the Proxy Button
Removing Transformations

Arranging Objects

Order
Align
Distribute
Grouping
Masking
Text Wrap
Irregular Text Wrap
Locking Position
Image Control
Bitmap Effects
Non Printing Items

Story Editor

Opening Story Editor
Formatting in Story Editor
Find and Change
Finding Special Characters
Spell Check
Using Styles
Editor Defaults

Misc Text

Bullets and Numbers
Special Characters
Drop Caps
Inline Graphics

Working in Long Documents

Document Set-up
Setting Up Master Pages
Adding Page Numbers
Advanced Numbering
Multiple Master Pages I
Multiple Master Pages
Overriding Master Pages
Intro to Layers
Order on Layers
Creating a New Layer
Moving in Longer Documents
Slide Show
View in High Res
Sorting Pages
Managing Links

Adobe Table

Intro to Table
Entering data
Importing Data
Selecting Cells
Formatting Text
Cell Width and Height
Adding and Deleting Rows and Columns
Formatting Cell Outlines
Formatting Fills
Final Formatting
Exporting Tables
Linking and Updating

Printing

Intro to Printing
Printing Options I
Printing Options II
Printing Separations
Exporting to PDF
Saving For Service Bureau
Build Booklet

Miscellaneous

Defaults
Overprinting and Trapping
PageMaker ClipArt and Images
Picture library
Templates
Data Merge I
Data Merge II

Credits

About the Author


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