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SectionHow do I create a new document?

Click on the blank page icon of the toolbar or choose New from the File menu. Select a page size and orientation, and select Double-Sided and Facing Pages if your document will have a layout that differs on left and right pages. Click OK.

SectionHow do I open a document?

Click on the folder icon of the toolbar or choose Open from the File menu to open a previously-saved document. Select a document file from the file selector and click Open.

To open a recently used document, simply select the document name from the Open Recent submenu in the File menu.

Only documents created in PageStream 3.0 or later may be opened directly. Documents created in PageStream 2.2 may be opened, but they will be converted so their format may change slightly.

Documents created with Professional Page® and Wordworth® may also be opened. Professional Page documents will be converted, but may require some modifications to be usable. Wordworth documents may also be imported as text into a text frame in an open PageStream document.

SectionHow do I save a document?

Click on the disk icon of the toolbar or choose Save from the File menu to save a document with its current name, or choose Save As to save a document with a different name.

Choose Save As Template to save a document as a template. When you open a template, the document window is untitled to prevent you from accidentally saving over the original.

SectionHow do I change pages?

Click the Previous Page button to display the previous page, or the Next Page button to display the next page.

Click the Go to Page button that indicates the current page number to display the Go to Page dialog box. Enter a new page number and click OK.

To display a master page, click the Go to Page button and select a master page from the Chapter pop-up menu in the Go to Page dialog box.

SectionHow do I view facing pages?
To view double-sided pages side-by-side in the window, you must set the Facing Pages option for the pages' master page. Display one of the pages and choose Master Page Setup from the Layout menu to display the Master Page Setup dialog box. This will allow you to modify its master page. Select Facing Pages and click OK.

SectionHow do I add or insert a new page?
New pages are added to the end of a document or chapter automatically as required. Creating an object on a page after the last page with objects will add the page to the document or chapter.

To insert a new page between existing pages, display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Drag the page stack at the top of the palette into the list between two existing pages.

A vertical bar will appear between the other pages to indicate that releasing the mouse button will insert the new page. If you release the mouse button when a vertical bar appears on the side of an existing page, the new page will be added to that page as part of a page spread.

You can also insert pages by choosing Insert Page from the Layout menu to display the Insert Page dialog box. Enter the number of pages to insert and the page before or after which they pages should be inserted. Click Insert.

SectionHow do I delete a page?
Display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Select the icon of the page to delete. You can select multiple pages by holding down Shift while clicking them or by drag selecting them. Drag the page icons to the Trash icon and release the mouse button.

You can also delete pages by choosing Delete Page from the Layout menu to display the Delete Page dialog box. Enter the range of pages to delete. Click Delete.

SectionHow do I reorder pages?
Display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Select the icon of the page to move. You can select multiple pages by holding down Shift while clicking them or by drag selecting them. Drag the page icons between two existing pages. A vertical bar will appear between the other pages to indicate that releasing the mouse button will move the pages there.

If you release the mouse button when a vertical bar appears on the side of an existing page, the selected page(s) will be added to that page as part of a page spread.

You can also reorder pages by choosing Move Page from the Layout menu to display the Move Page dialog box. Enter the range of pages to move and the page before or after which they should be inserted. Click Move.

SectionHow do I change the page size?
Choose Master Page Setup from the Layout menu to display the Master Page Setup dialog box. Select a new page size and click OK.

Changing the size of the master page on which a page is based will change the size of all pages based on that master page. To change the size of one page, create a new master page for it. Choose Page Setup when the page is displayed and select the new master page for it from the Page Setup dialog box.

SectionHow do I hide master page objects for a specific page?
You may wish to hide master page objects such as header, footer and page number on certain pages of your document. The easiest way to do so is to select the Page Setup command from the Layout menu, then select Do Not Show from the Show Objects pop-up menu.

If you wish to hide certain master page objects only, you can create a specific master page for the concerned pages, and then select the new master page from the Based On pop-up menu in the Page Setup dialog box.

SectionHow do I select a page's master page?
Display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Select a page by clicking on its icon and then select its master page from the master page pop-up menu at the top of the palette.

Alternatively, select Page Setup from the Layout menu and select a new master page for the page from the Master Page pop-up menu.

SectionHow do I move the page in the window?
There are way ways to change which part of the page is displayed in the window:

  • Use the scroll bars.
  • Drag the page in the window by holding down Command while dragging the mouse.

SectionHow do I create a master page?
Display the Document palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Document Palette from the Window menu. Drag the Master Page Stack icon into the list of master pages and chapters.

Dragging the Master Page Stack icon onto the Document icon will add a master page at the document level. Dragging the Master Page Stack icon onto a Chapter icon will add a master page in that chapter; only pages within that chapter will be able to use it.

SectionHow do I delete a master page?
Display the Document palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Document Palette from the Window menu. Drag the desired master page's icon from the list to the Trash icon.

SectionHow do I create a page spread?
To create a page spread, display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Drag the page stack at the top of the palette or the icon of an existing page to the right or bottom side of any existing page. A vertical or horizontal bar will appear on the right or top side of the page icon to indicate that releasing the mouse button will add the page to the existing page as a spread.

If you release the mouse button when a vertical bar appears between page icons, the page will be inserted between the pages rather than being added to a page.

You can select multiple page icons and drag them to the side of an existing page to add all of them to the page.

The first page added to another page determines the orientation of the spread. If the first page is added to the right of a page, the spread will be horizontal. If the first page is added to the bottom of a page, the spread will be vertical.

SectionHow do I dissolve a page spread?
To dissolve a page spread, display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Drag each of the pages out of the spread and insert them after the spread, or elsewhere in the document. When the second last page has been dragged out of the spread, the spread will be dissolved.

SectionHow do I reorder pages in a spread?
To reorder the pages in a page spread, display the Page palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Page Palette from the Window menu. Drag the icon of a page in the spread and move it between other pages in the spread. A vertical or horizontal bar will appear to show you were the page will be moved when you release the mouse button.

SectionHow do I create a chapter?
Display the Document palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Document Palette from the Window menu. Drag the Chapter icon into the list of master pages and chapters.

Dragging the Chapter icon onto the Document icon will add a chapter after the last chapter at the document level. Dragging the Chapter icon onto an existing chapter's icon will add a sub-chapter at the end of that chapter.

You can also drag the Chapter icon between existing chapter icons. This will insert the new chapter rather than adding it at the end of the chapters.

SectionHow do I delete a chapter?
Display the Document palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Document Palette from the Window menu. Drag the desired chapter's icon from the list to the Trash icon.

SectionHow do I re-order chapters?
Display the Document palette if it is not visible by choosing Show Document Palette from the Window menu. Drag the desired chapter's icon to a new position. A horizontal line will appear to show you where the chapter will be moved when you release the mouse button.

 

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