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Document MAC 2 September 2001

Beginning PageMaker 7.0
This document explains the terminology and some basic applications of PageMaker 7.0. This document also contains information on working with graphics and designing brochures. Since PageMaker 7.0 is nearly identical on the Macintosh and Windows platforms, both versions are covered in this handout. All Windows keyboard commands will be in parentheses.

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Table of Contents
Introduction...............................................................................................4
Desktop Publishing ...................................................................................................4 PageMaker and Publishing Terminology ..................................................................4 Text and type ..............................................................................................4 Word processing .........................................................................................4 Publication design.......................................................................................5 Placement tools...........................................................................................5 Graphics Terminology ................................................................................5

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Introduction to PageMaker .......................................................................6
Ways to Use PageMaker ...........................................................................................6 Place Existing Documents ..........................................................................6 Create a Document from Scratch................................................................6 Combination ...............................................................................................6 Modify an Existing Document....................................................................6 Template Feature ........................................................................................6 Design vs. Content .............................................................................................6 Common Formats......................................................................................................7 Create a Publication ..................................................................................................7 The Screen.................................................................................................................8 Pull Down Menus ..............................................................................................8 Toolbox ..............................................................................................................8 The Pasteboard.................................................................................................10 Preferences ..............................................................................................................11 Viewing The Document ..........................................................................................11 Viewing other Pages ........................................................................................11 Moving Around a Page ...........................................................................................12 Using Scroll Bars .............................................................................................12 Using the Hand Tool........................................................................................12 Using Master Pages.................................................................................................12 Page Numbers ..................................................................................................12 Guides ..............................................................................................................13 Column Guides .........................................................................................13 Ruler Guides .............................................................................................13 Locking Guides.........................................................................................13

Text .........................................................................................................14

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........................................................................................................................................................19 Working with Graphics ....................................................................................................................16 Graphics...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Placing Graphics ............................................................................................................................................19 Moving ...........................22 Templates .............................................................................................................19 Repositioning.......................23 Getting Help..........................16 Creating a Text Box......................................................................................................18 The Line and Constrained Line Tools ....................................20 Background Graphics .........................15 Text Flow into Defined Rectangles .......................19 Layering Graphics ..............................................20 Finding “Lost” Items ..................16 Editing and Adding Text.23 Beginning PageMaker 7...........18 The Rectangle Tool .........................................................................................................14 Window Shades and Text Flow.20 Frames ...................................................................................................18 The Pointer Tool ..........................................................0 3 ................................................................................................................................................................ Publications .................18 The Ellipse Tool ......................20 Image Control ...................................................................19 Altering Graphics .....................................................................................................................19 Create a Frame or Shadowbox...................................................................................................................................................................14 Using the Command..... Place .......................................19 Resizing ............................................................23 Templates vs...................................................14 Preparing Text for Placement ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Cropping Graphics....................................Placing Text .........................................................................................................................................17 Toolbox: Graphics.................................................................................................................................................16 Altering Text Blocks and Text ......................................................16 Editing Text ................

but they still have their drawbacks. single word or sentence part that ends a paragraph on the first line of a column or page. production time and costs drop dramatically with the use of desktop publishing. Consider the creation of a simple one-page flyer. expensive ruling pens are useless if you do not have a steady hand and a good eye. Best of all. X-Acto knives. Beginning PageMaker 7. The amount of white space between two characters. spray mount. but they are just as easy. flyers. and paste-up techniques. brochures. A short line. Not only do the tools work in the same way. a ruler. PageMaker and the desktop computer can help you accomplish tasks in minutes that once took hours to accomplish with traditional typesetting. Equals to 1/12 pica or 1/72 of an inch. or even easier. and whatever else that was in the home that could be pressed into service. single word or sentence part that begins a paragraph on the last line of a column or page. these tools have all been moved onto a computer. A standard unit of measurement of type. Point Kerning Leading Spacing Word processing Orphan A short line. layout. spacing and location of text. It was the first in a generation of desktop publishing software packages. Business cards. newsletters and stationery are a few things that you can create using a desktop publisher. The amount of white space between two lines of text. A graphic artist would have press-type. for instance. scissors. which is defined by the font.0 Widow 4 . a stat camera (sizes photos and line drawings). etc. glue. markers. The distance between characters and words. These tools make the job a lot easier. technical ruling pens. the services of a typesetter. a person would be limited to a typewriter.Desktop Publishing Introduction Desktop Publishing Desktop publishing applications allow you to create documents containing graphics and text on a computer. Without a graphic artist's tools. to use. PageMaker and Publishing Terminology Text and type Text Format The way text looks. With desktop publishing.

dots per inch. Graphics Terminology Crop Scaling Pan dpi Bitmaps Hi-res To trim a graphic.0 5 . The orientation of the page such that it is wider than it is tall. Publication design Format The way a publication looks. To view parts of a document or graphic by moving the cursor. High Resolution graphic image screen presentation.PageMaker and Publishing Terminology Wrap The process of text flowing from one line to the next line or column and around or through graphics. Reducing or enlarging a graphic or page. The orientation of the page such that it is taller than it is wide. which is defined by the margins. Deliberate sections of blank areas left on a page. Landscape Portrait White Space Placement tools Autoflow Placement of a text file in a manner that it flows automatically to successive columns and pages. Dots used to represent a drawing. column structure and location of text. Beginning PageMaker 7.

Place command that allows you to select the text and graphics files that you wish to import.g. yet the content should be meaningful. Design vs. you could do the text in Word and then add simple graphics after you bring it into PageMaker. design and content. PageMaker has a File. e. 6 Beginning PageMaker 7.0 . Likewise for text. Create a Document from Scratch You may also use PageMaker to create a document from scratch by using the basic text and graphic editors within PageMaker. import it into PageMaker. For instance. Modify an Existing Document You may already have a document that is very similar to the document that you want to produce. Although PageMaker has a basic text editor. e. A copy of this document could be edited instead of creating a new document from scratch. Template Feature Sometimes it is more efficient to modify and use a template provided by PageMaker instead of creating your own document.. and then add to it. Combination Another way is to create most of a document in another program.g.. Your publication should be visually appealing. however complicated graphics should be created and edited using software specifically for graphics. Content Remember that there are two different parts of every publication. PageMaker has some basic graphics capabilities. You may also create your own templates to create forms or skeletons of documents that may be used over and over again. Microsoft Word and then import it. Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and then imported. it is best to create and edit your text in a word processor.Ways to Use PageMaker Introduction to PageMaker Ways to Use PageMaker Place Existing Documents PageMaker was originally designed to facilitate pasting parts of a publication together after they were individually created with other software.

These are usually a one-sided page and may incorporate boxes. which is then folded to 8 1/2 x 11" size. one page (8 1/2 x 11") at a time. TABLE 1. choices (legal. select File. Many newsletters are designed with facing pages. Beginning PageMaker 7.0 7 . • Newsletters . The Document Setup dialog box will appear. Portrait (tall) or landscape (wide). or set up a custom size. This is an important consideration in design because a publication is composed of surfaces.) The values in the Document Setup dialog box may be changed after starting a publication. but are printed on both sides of ledger size paper (11 x 17"). however. allowing you to change the default for this specific document. select File. Create a Publication To open a new document. if a document is part of a set of documents.Common Formats Common Formats • Brochures . tabloid). (To change the document setup defaults for the entire application. The value is usually 1. Pages may be added or deleted later. New from the menu. the value may be different. This value is used for page numbering.These are usually one page of paper. some standard U. There are various folding patterns for two or more panels. and large sized text. graphics. Enter the number of pages you expect to need.Newsletters are usually published on a regular schedule following the same format and are usually produced from a template. • Posters and Flyers . Document Setup without issuing the New command or while you are in an existing document.K. Enter appropriate values for your publication. Page size Orientation Options Number of pages Start page # Margin The default choice is letter. printed on both sides and folded into panels. You can also select standard U. choices.S.

go to Window on the menu bar and select Hide Tools. the toolbox. Contains the commands to display the different palettes.The Screen The Screen Pull Down Menus TABLE 2. These tools are used primarily for creation and editing of simple graphics and text. Contains a palette of line widths and patterns for lines and shapes created within PageMaker and a palette of shades and patterns for shapes drawn within PageMaker. Formats the characters and paragraphs. Contains the index and table of contents features and plug-ins currently installed. go to Window and select Show Tools. Controls the display size of your publication. Save. Page setup. File Edit Layout Type Element Utilities View Window Commands that affect the entire document (includes Open. Print. Toolbox The Toolbox can be dragged around just like any other window. 8 Beginning PageMaker 7.0 . Also controls rulers and guides. Place. Preferences and Quit). To close it. and sort pages. Also controls column guides. Go to. and documents open. cutting and pasting commands. To retrieve it. remove. Contains Undo. insert.

Lines for options. copied or deleted. Draws basic polygons.The Screen TABLE 3. vertical. hold down the SHIFT key before clicking and dragging. Creates elliptical placeholders for text and graphics. To create circular placeholders. Line for options. Line tool + Constrained line tool Rectangle tool + Rectangle frame tool Ellipse tool + Ellipse frame tool Polygon tool + Polygon frame tool Hand tool Draws straight lines at any angle. Tool Pointer Tool Toolbox Cursor Use Used to select items. text. Text tool I Enables text entry and editing. hold down the SHIFT key before clicking and dragging. To draw squares. Creates polygonal placeholders for text and graphics. + + + + Used to scroll the page (an alternative to the scroll bar) Zoom tool Used to magnify or reduce the view of your work area. Draws rectangles. it can be resized. moved. and 45 degree lines. To draw circles. See Elements. See Elements. To zoom out hold the ALT key before clicking. Polygon Settings for options. Draws horizontal. Creates rectangular placeholders for text and graphics. hold the SHIFT key before clicking and dragging. To create square placeholders. Beginning PageMaker 7. Once an item has been selected. Allows custom trimming of graphics. or a location. drawings. See Element. These tools are discussed in detail in the Graphics section of this document. hold down the SHIFT key before clicking and dragging. Rotating tool * Cropping tool Rotates text. or graphics.0 9 . Draws ellipses.

PageMaker opens a window which contains a page centered on the pasteboard. Preferences. Indicates page(s) currently visible.The Screen The Pasteboard When you create a publication. Note that the cursor position registers on the rulers. Use these to move quickly from one page to another. General dialog box. The 0-0 mark is. These rulers are used to line up elements in a document. The pages represent your document. It may be repositioned by clicking in the zero point box (where the rulers meet) and dragging. The document margins are represented by colored lines (they are non-printing guides). Title Bar Horizontal and Vertical Rulers The title bar tells the name of the open document.0 . They are proportionally sized to your real document. The pasteboard is similar to the work space traditionally used by graphic artists. Pages Margins Page Icons 10 Beginning PageMaker 7. The measurement system of the rulers may be changed in the File. at the upper left-hand point of the page on a single page and at the top/middle of facing pages. TABLE 4. by default.

Guides Make all necessary changes. Viewing The Document There are various ways of viewing a page for close-up or at-a-distance work.. When guides appear in front. Allows you to change the overall measurement system of the rulers. TABLE 5. General. a scroll bar appears. Click on the number of the page that you would like to view..Preferences Preferences To set preferences. Zoom Out.. Allows you to change the measurement system of the vertical ruler. so that should be your minimum. and ruler guides appear in front of or behind your text and graphics. Preferences. from the menu. Allows you to control whether the non-printing margin. then click OK. Text below 6 pixels is too small to read anyway. Viewing other Pages The icons for each page are located across the bottom of your screen. Measurement system Vertical ruler More. Holding SHIFT while clicking on a page icon makes that page appear in Fit in Window view. Allows PageMaker to substitute greeked (simulated) text instead of actual text when the text on the screen is less than a certain number of pixels high. When there are more page icons than can fit across the screen. Fit in Window or Entire Pasteboard. it is sometimes difficult to place graphics. Select View from the menu and choose from Zoom In. Actual Size.0 11 . When they appear in back.. Beginning PageMaker 7. select File. A document may have up to 999 pages. Greeked text redraws faster than actual text. some objects (like hairline rules) may be hidden from view. column.

Using the Hand Tool The Hand tool is an alternative to using the scroll bar. If you have multiple but not facing pages.Moving Around a Page Moving Around a Page Using Scroll Bars PageMaker's scroll bars work differently than those in a word processor. Page Numbers Click on the Left/Right Master Pages icon. RM for right master page or single master page) indicates where page numbers will appear. Drag the mouse to move the Hand tool and the page with it. Release the mouse button when completed. a page-number marker (LM for left master page. Note that they are set to the center of each bar. On the master pages. When you specify Facing Pages in the Document Setup menu. Use the scroll bar on the right side to move up and down. Common Master Page Entries Headers Footers Page Numbers Ruler guides for placement Column Structure of publication Common graphic elements (e.0 . Copy and place the text on the bottom of the right page. so it is a faster way to move around.g. they scroll only the page you are currently on. Items placed here will appear on every page of the document unless you turn off the display of master items for a particular page. To turn off the display of master items for a particular page. go to View and uncheck Display Master Items. Using Master Pages Master Pages are used for items that need to be consistent throughout the document. Page. Type Page. one master page is available. then press š-OPTION-P (CTRL-ALT-P for Windows). Place the cursor on the page and hold down the mouse button. one left and one right. To use the Hand tool. 12 Beginning PageMaker 7. Be sure that these items will not interfere with other items that are to be placed on the regular pages. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to move left and right. Select the Text tool from the Toolbox. click on the actual page icons to view the results. select the Hand tool from the toolbox. An advantage that the Hand tool has over the scroll bars is that it gives you better control over movement. Another advantage of using the Hand tool is that the screen is not redrawn until you finish moving.This will cause the appropriate page number to appear on each page next to the word. two master pages are created. lines) After entering items onto the Master Page. Use the text tool to click an insertion point on the page where you want the page number to appear. Also. The Master Page icons are found to the left of the page icons.

This action is usually done on individual pages once the page layout has been defined and before text and graphics are placed. simply drag it off your page. A dialog box will appear. You can also set them for each page individually as well. Column Guides may be added or modified from the master page settings. Do not lock Column and Ruler guides on Master pages if you want flexibility on individual pages. Column Guides from the menu. Choose Lock Guides from the View menu before placing text (or graphics). Enter the number of columns.0 13 . To delete a ruler guide. Locking Guides Ruler guides may be added to any page in your document. on to the pasteboard or back into a ruler. so that they will be exactly the same on every page of your document. The lines showing the column guides will not print. They can be repositioned at any time by clicking on them and then dragging them. Ruler Guides Like margin and column guides. The guides added to the master pages may be modified if they were not locked on the master page. To obtain a ruler guide. ruler guides are non-printing horizontal and vertical lines that are used for alignment. click anywhere in a ruler and drag towards the page. Beginning PageMaker 7. Note that guides may be set separately for facing pages.Using Master Pages Guides Column Guides These may be set on Master Pages. Click OK to exit the dialog box. Choose Layout. this will allow liberal manipulation of text and graphics objects without interfering with the page layout objects.

set the Lock Guides and Snap to Guides options in the View menu.0 . but format it in PageMaker. and Semi-automatic.e. Place The Place command is used to bring a text or graphic file into your PageMaker document. Select the File menu and choose Place. you should create your text in a word processor. and insures that parallel columns of text will have identical vertical alignment. Therefore. PageMaker does have better and more precise formatting features than the word processor applications.. this makes it easier to fit text into columns.g. First. Find the document you wish to insert. and click on Open. 14 Beginning PageMaker 7. Their functions are summarized in the table below.Placing Text Text Placing Text Preparing Text for Placement The contents of your text sections should be prepared in a word processor. However. Automatic. There are three cursors for the placement of text: Manual. Microsoft Word. Using the Command.

click on the plus (+) sign. If there is more text than can fit in the column. anything done to one block will affect the other. Text blocks can be on separate pages. PageMaker will automatically create new pages if necessary. Window Shades and Text Flow Text blocks have regular handles. Automatic SemiAutomatic The default cursor is Manual. text will flow automatically from column to column. Text will flow from wherever you click to the bottom of the column. Autoflow option. To change to the Automatic icon hold the š (CTRL for Windows) key and click at the appropriate place. hold the SHIFT key and click. Move the bottom handle of the first text block up and down to see how it affects the second text block. Click on the red down arrow to reload the cursor to place more text. Note: if the Autoflow option from the Layout menu is on (indicated by a check mark) the default cursor is Automatic. and page to page until the entire story has been placed.” That is. click in another column to continue to place the text. the whole of one text file is actually “strung together. The cursor will automatically reload itself. The cursor will turn back into the Selection tool. The check mark will be removed and the default cursor will be Manual. a red downward pointing arrow will appear at the bottom of the text block as an indicator to let you know that there is more text to be placed.0 15 . simply select the Layout. If you want to use the Semi-automatic icon. To reload your cursor. Type Manual Icon Description Text will flow from wherever you click to the bottom of the column. After you click. To switch to manual hold the š (CTRL for Windows) key. Although there may appear to be separate text blocks. but they also have “window shade handles” at the text block's beginning and end. The cursor will turn back into the Selection tool. Beginning PageMaker 7.Placing Text TABLE 6. To remove Autoflow. To place text manually move the cursor to where you want the text to begin and click once.

Text Flow into Defined Rectangles Text does not have to flow into a column. but. Press the mouse button and drag a rectangle. when the text tool is used. load your cursor. To select all the text in a text block. across more than one column. If all the text does not fit you will need to place the rest of the text or make your text box bigger. and paste method. click anywhere within that text block and choose Edit. 16 Beginning PageMaker 7. A plus sign in the lower window shade handle indicates that there is more text to be placed. a text box is created by PageMaker for that text. click and drag a text box prior to typing. A plus sign in the upper window shade handle shows that this window is continued from another text block. Select all from the menu bar. you must use the Text tool. It is used in the same way to capture and change text (use selections from the Edit and the Type menus). Editing Text To make changes in the actual text. Your cursor will change into the Ibeam that you use in word processing applications. This area is not limited to a column but may be in the center of a page. A lower empty window shade indicates the end of the text block.Editing and Adding Text An upper empty window shade handle indicates the beginning of a text block. Editing and Adding Text The Text tool is used to directly enter text into a publication. cut. This box is the width of the column in which you are typing. PageMaker remembers the size and limits your text to that box. When completed. Creating a Text Box Normally. This is also called a bounding or text box. just like graphics. If you wish to limit the text box. release the mouse button and the text will flow into the box. They may be edited in the regular type. To place text into a text box. When you release the mouse button to start typing the outline disappears. or narrower than the defined column.0 . Altering Text Blocks and Text Text blocks may be dragged around and resized. it may also flow into an area created by dragging out a selection marquee with the loaded icon.

Placing Graphics Graphics Placing Graphics PageMaker accepts various graphics formats with varying degrees of success. The cursor becomes “loaded” with a graphic and its icon changes to reflect the type of format the graphic is in (see table below). Format Paint Display quality Decent (unless scaled. Beginning PageMaker 7. TABLE 7. JPEG Good not displayed Good Good 300 dpi 300 dpi 300 dpi Good (automatic dithering of grayscale images) The Place command is also used to import graphics into PageMaker. TABLE 8. Make sure you have nothing selected on your page or you will replace it with graphic you are trying to insert. GIF. then click on Open. Save in EPS for screen display PS and EPS best for graphic art Best for scanned images or high resolution bitmaps. Best for screen snapshots. in which case there will often be display distortion) Output Quality Laser Printing The laser printer cannot match 72 dpi exactly. Place menu option. use the File. PICT PS EPS TIFF. Paint Draw TIFF EPS Click once to place the graphic.0 17 . Best for technical drawings. To place graphics. Notes Resize holding down SHIFT to scale proportionally in increments suitable for good output. so the 72 dpi bitmap will be approximated. Find the graphic you wish to insert.

To reactivate the handles select the Pointer tool from the toolbox. Paste (š-V or CTRL-V for Windows) or Cut (š-X or CTRL-X for Windows) an object. Moving immediately after clicking keeps an item from redrawing (you will see only an outline). but it allows you to draw lines at angles of 45 degrees. You must use the Selection tool to Copy (š-C or CTRL-C for Windows). or drag out a selection marquee. select the Rectangle tool. if the original can still be seen. select the Line tool. When you click on an item while using the Pointer tool. then release the mouse button. Choose Element. To select more than one item. you must use the Text tool. hold down the SHIFT key 18 Beginning PageMaker 7. position the point on the line and press the mouse button. in order to select characters within a text block. The Line and Constrained Line Tools To draw a line. The line may be moved or resized while the handles are displayed or erased by pressing DELETE. the copy will appear down and to the right of the original. When an object is copied and then pasted. The Constrained Line tool functions in the same way. release the mouse button. Hold down the mouse button and drag until you reach the desired size. Drag on the handles to resize. Pausing between clicking and moving lets the item redraw. If the original cannot be seen (for example.Toolbox: Graphics Toolbox: Graphics The Pointer Tool The Pointer tool is used to resize. then the copy will appear in the middle of the pasteboard. move and select an item.0 . Although text windows may be selected with the Selection tool. or you will resize the object). if you moved to another page). Stroke to select different line widths and styles. To draw a perfect square. Drag inside the item itself to move it (be careful not to grab a handle. The Rectangle Tool To draw a rectangle. handles (small squares in the corners and the sides of an item) appear around the item. Hold down the mouse button and drag until you reach the desired length (look at the Ruler Line to see the position of your mouse). hold down SHIFT as you click on each item.

To reactivate the handles. Hold down SHIFT to size a graphic proportionally. Beginning PageMaker 7. The circle may be moved or resized (press SHIFT to retain the circle shape) while the handles are displayed or erased by pressing DELETE. select the Pointer tool from the toolbox and position the point on the circle and press the mouse button. Arrange. Holding down SHIFT before moving an object up or down constrains movement vertically. In PageMaker. Stroke menu option to select different line widths and styles. Moving Holding down SHIFT before moving an object sideways constrains movement along a horizontal line. The handles reappear. select the Ellipse tool. The Ellipse Tool To draw an ellipse. Working with Graphics Repositioning Layering Graphics To change the layering of objects that overlap. the areas are not really cut.0 19 . The style of corners for the box may be modified with the Element. first select an object (using the Pointer tool) you wish to move. Choose the Element. A cropped area still takes up memory. Fill menu option to select different fill shades. Click and drag to the desired size. if possible. Select the Element. Bring forward. hold down the SHIFT key before clicking and dragging. Send backward or Send to back. select the Pointer tool from the toolbox and click on a corner or side of the box. they are hidden. so. Cropping Graphics Cropping a graphic defines what area you want displayed.Working with Graphics before clicking and dragging. create your graphics the correct size before you place them into PageMaker. Use the Element. A rectangle may be moved or resized while the handles are displayed or erased by pressing DELETE. and choose from Bring to front. Altering Graphics Resizing Click on a graphic (using the Pointer tool) to make the handles appear. To draw a perfect circle. choose the Element. Stroke menu option to select different line widths and styles. To reactivate the handles. Use the Element. Rounded Corners menu option. Use the handles to resize a graphic. Fill option to select different fills.

Place the cursor over one of the handles and hold down the mouse button. Use Element. fill it using Element. Click on the graphic you wish to crop. The cursor will turn into a double-headed arrow. Arrange. contrast. To re-frame the graphic inside the new area. Arrange. 20 Beginning PageMaker 7. Select All to place handles on all items. click directly on the graphic and hold the mouse button down. Fill. Drag the handle in and/or up to crop the graphic. Select the front graphic and reposition if necessary. Finding “Lost” Items Use Edit. and screen pattern. Image. Changes can be made to lightness. Image Control Image Control is used to alter paint-type and scanned images. Draw-type and EPS graphics cannot be altered. The cursor will turn into the Hand tool. Handles will appear. Select Element. Send to Back to send the “frame” back. Send to Back.Finding “Lost” Items To crop an image. Move the rectangle off center and to the left or right. Simply draw a rectangle slightly larger than the graphic.” Create a Frame or Shadowbox Shadowbox Draw a rectangle exactly covering the graphic. Drag the graphic around in its “frame. Dragging a handle back out with the cropping tool will uncover the cropped area. This is especially helpful when you have placed graphics over a text item. Image control to bring up the Image Control dialog box.0 . select the Cropping tool from the Toolbox. Frames A frame can be composed of an empty or shaded box with a graphic. Select the front graphic and center it in the frame. Select Element.

Adjust the (density) number of lines per inch of the screen (default = 53). May also be used with black and white images if you want to add a screen to the image. Displays 16 levels of gray. Used to lighten or darken the image (scroll or drag). Change the angle of the screen (default = 45 degrees). Black and white Screened Gray Screen Angle Lines/in Lightness Contrast Apply Reset The default selection for black and white graphics.0 21 . Special effects icons Choose from four preset gray levels. The default selection for gray-scaled graphics.Image Control TABLE 9. Only available for gray-scaled images on a Macintosh II. The type of graph you get in the dialog box depends on the type of image that you are modifying Beginning PageMaker 7. Undo changes. View changes without leaving dialog box. Only allows you to switch between positive and negative images. Used to adjust the relationship of light and dark areas. Select a screen of dots (default) or of lines.

Place your graphic.0 . Background Graphics Background graphics also break up heavy copy. Select Screen. Text will flow over grayed-out graphic. (Dragging is easier than using the arrows). Select the Element. Lighten by about two-thirds. Click once on the Lightness “up arrow” then click and drag the dividing line. 22 Beginning PageMaker 7. Image. Click OK. the whites in Screened and in Gray are opaque.Image Control The whites in Black and White are transparent. Image control menu option. Place Text. Lighten a graphic and place it behind copy.

Publications Publications are finished products or will be when finished. you will be working on that actual file. when you “open” a template. contact the Consulting Center at 713.edu.348. you will be working on a copy. If you have problems working with PageMaker or any of the hardware. have already been created on the templates .you simply fill in your information.0 23 . When you open a publication. stop by Mudd 103.4983. Templates are saved as partially complete documents or frameworks of general layout. etc. newsletters. or send email to problem@rice.Templates Templates PageMaker comes with over 30 predefined publication templates that you can modify. Getting Help The PageMaker program includes a useful help utility that may answer many of your questions while you are working. This is a good place to begin learning the application. Templates vs. The layouts for documents such as brochures. business cards. Beginning PageMaker 7. labels.