PageMaker 7.0 is a powerful and versatile desktop publishing software that can help you create professional-looking publications such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of PageMaker 7.0, such as how to create a new document, how to use templates, how to insert text and images, how to format your pages, and how to export your document as a PDF file.
Creating a New Document
To create a new document in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
Click on the File menu and select New.
In the New dialog box, choose the type of publication you want to create from the Publication Type drop-down list. You can also specify the page size, orientation, margins, columns, and other settings.
Click OK to create your document.
PageMaker 7.0 comes with a variety of templates that you can use to design your publication quickly and easily. Templates are pre-designed layouts that contain placeholders for text and graphics. To use a template in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
Click on the Window menu and select Plug-in Palettes > Show Template Palette.
In the Template Palette window, browse through the categories and subcategories of templates and click on the one you want to use.
Drag and drop the template onto your document window. You can resize and reposition the template as needed.
Double-click on the text or graphic placeholders to edit them with your own content.
Inserting Text and Images
To insert text and images in PageMaker 7.0, you need to create frames first. Frames are containers that hold text or graphics on your page. To create a frame in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
Select the Text Tool or the Picture Tool from the Toolbox.
Click and drag on your page to draw a frame of the desired size and shape.
To insert text, click inside the frame with the Text Tool and start typing or paste text from another source.
To insert an image, click inside the frame with the Picture Tool and choose File > Place. Locate the image file you want to insert and click Open.
Formatting Your Pages
To format your pages in PageMaker 7.0, you can use various tools and menus to change the appearance of your text, images, frames, and page elements. Some of the formatting options you can use are:
The Control Palette: This is a floating window that lets you adjust the font, size, style, alignment, spacing, indents, tabs, color, fill, stroke, and other attributes of your text or frames.
The Menu Bar: This contains various menus that let you access more formatting commands and features, such as File > Export Adobe PDF, Edit > Find/Change, Layout > Page Setup, Type > Bullets and Numbering, Element > Text Wrap, Utilities > Spelling, and more.
The Tool Bar: This contains shortcut buttons for some of the most commonly used commands and features in PageMaker 7.0, such as New, Open, Save, Print, Help, Zoom In/Out, Actual Size/Fit in Window, Photoshop Export/Import, Frame Options/Picture Palette/Text Wrap/Bullets and Numbering/Paragraph Specs/Character Specs/Indents/Tabs/Spelling/Fill and Stroke/Insert Pages/Remove Pages/HTML Export/Export Adobe PDF.
Exporting Your Document as a PDF File
To export your document as a PDF file in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
Click on the File menu and select Export > Adobe PDF.
In the Export Adobe PDF dialog box, choose a preset from the Adobe PDF Preset drop-down list or customize your own settings.
Click Save to save your document as a PDF file. 061ffe29dd