Paragraph Rules

You can set paragraph rules to have PageStream automatically insert a horizontal line above and/or below a paragraph, and you can change the paragraph rules distance from the beginning or end of the paragraph, rule length and style.

SectionHow to set a paragraph rule
1. Open the Paragraph Rules dialog box.
Choose Paragraph Rules from the Type menu to display the Paragraph Rules dialog box.

2. Select the rule offset method.
For a rule above the paragraph, choose the offset method from the Before Offset menu. For a rule below the paragraph, choose the offset method from the After Offset menu.

Choose None to not display the rule.
Choose Relative to offset the rule by a percentage of the first (or last) line's leading as entered in the text box to the right.
Choose Fixed to offset the rule by a fixed amount as entered in the text box to the right.

3. Select the rule inset method.
For a rule above the paragraph, choose the inset method from the Inset menu directly below the Before Offset. For a rule below the paragraph, choose the inset method from the Inset menu directly below the After Offset.

Choose None to set the width of the rule to the full potential width of the paragraph.
Choose Relative to inset the rule by a percentage of the full potential width of the paragraph in the text box to the right.
Choose Fixed to inset the rule by a fixed amount as entered in the text box to the right.

The inset amounts will indent the rule from the left and right margins respectively.

4. Select the rule style.
For a rule above the paragraph, choose the rule style from the Inset menu directly below the Before Offset. For a rule below the paragraph, choose the inset method from the Inset menu directly below the After Offset.

Choose Thin for a 1 pt black line.
Choose Thick for a 4 pt black line.
Choose Custom and select the browse button to the right to choose a custom line style from the Line Fill dialog box.

5. Click OK.



 

Paragraph Rules  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/paragraph#rules
  created:2006-04-15 21:51:04   last updated:2006-07-25 11:13:48
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