02 Juni 2009

Basics of PageMaker - 09

Control Palette

The control Palette displays the properties for the selected paragraph, Character or object. It is a sort of shortcut to the object, text, and paragraph properties. Choose Window and select Show Control Palette to display the Control palette.

Control Palette In Object Mode

The control Palette when it has an object selected displays the object properties such as the reference point, position, size, scaling, cropping, printer resolution, rotating, skewing and horizontal and vertical reflection.

Horizontal/vertical mirror mirrors the currently selected object along the x or y-axis.
Height/width sets the height and width of the currently selected object, either numerically in inches or in percentages of the current size.
Rotate Rotate, is used to rotate the selected object around an axis. The center of rotation is set as the object's center and exact measurements can be used
Skew This skews, the currently selected object, in degrees.
XY position sets the horizontal and vertical position of the upper-left corner of the currently selected object.

Control Palette in Character Mode

The Character Palette is displayed when the text tool is selected. It has options for changing text styles, size, leading, tracking, width and Kerning. There is a toggle button to shift between paragraph view and character view.

Kerning Text Kerning adjusts the spacing between characters in text. It is selective, so you can adjust just one or two characters, or whole sections of text. Negative numbers move characters closer together, whereas Positive numbers space them out.
Leading Text Leading adjusts the spacing between lines of text. This is applicable on line-by-line basis. Positive and Negative numbers have the same effect as they have on Kerning, except that the spacing is between the lines of text.
Tracking Text Tracking adjusts how closely characters follow each other. Very tight tracking brings text closer together, very loose spreads it out a bit.
Size Text Size adjusts point size of text.
Position Text Position adjusts the placement of the text on a given line. Positive Numbers move the text into a super text position (above the line), and Negative numbers move it into a subtext position (below the line).
Width Text Width adjusts the character width and does not affect height. The larger the percentage, the wider the word. Percentages over 100% make it proportionately larger than the standard sizing, under 100% make it proportionately smaller.

Control Palette In Paragraph Mode

The control Palette displays options for the paragraph style, alignment, indents, spacing, grid spacing and grid alignment

Color Palette

The color Palette is used to apply colors or view the name or kind of color applied to the selected text or object. The buttons stroke, fill or both, can be used to change the color of the graphic object and Object level. Tints allow you to have variations of the same color. To apply a color to a text or object, select the corresponding text or object and select the color from the color Palette. Choose Window and select Show Colors, to display the Colors palette.

Styles Palette

The Styles Palette is used to apply styles or to view or edit styles defined for the publication. To apply a style, just click a paragraph with the text tool and then click a style name in the palette. Choose Window and select Show Styles to display the Styles palette.

Layers Palette

The Layer Palette is used where a multiple layers document structure is required. Layers allow you to separate the different elements that make up your document. You can hide, display, add or delete layers as required. Choose Window and select Show Layers to display the Layers Palette.

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