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Step 2: Setting page guides
Your new page already has non-printing margin guides to help you later place a text frame for the body of the letter, but you should create page guides now to help place other objects on the page. 1. Choose Set Page Guides command from the Layout menu. The Set Page Guides dialog box will appear. It has rulers representing the vertical and horizontal...
Lesson 1: Creating a Letterhead
In this lesson, you will create a letterhead for a fictional coffee shop. This lesson will provide you with the skills you will need to create most documents with PageStream. The first step is to create a new document. Note: This lesson is designed for North American letter-size pages. Metric sizes are provided, but you may prefer to use the North American...
The Layout Grid
One of the most important parts of designing a document is deciding on a layout grid. While you can place objects anywhere on a page, a layout grid will help you create a professional design. The layout grid is the framework of your document upon which you place objects. A grid will help you ensure that your pages are uniformly designed. The layout grid is...
Understanding styles: A style is a named collection of attributes that you can apply to a block of text without having to select each attribute manually. Styles are used to ensure uniformity and to save time when formatting text. While they can be used in any type of document, their use is critical in long documents. PageStream offers two types of styles:...
Creating and Editing Styles
You can create new styles and import styles from other documents. Styles are also imported when you import text from a word processing program. Paragraph and character styles are created and edited with the Define Styles dialog box. You can also edit styles by holding down Shift while selecting a style in the Paragraph Style or Character Style submenus in...
The Insert submenu of the Type menu offers a selection of different variable types that can be inserted into an article at any insertion point. Once the variable type is selected it becomes part of the article and can only be edited as a single character. For example, if you select the Page number variable and insert the page number on the master page and...
To print a document on a desktop printer:: 1. Choose Print from the File menu. The Print dialog box will appear. The Print Setup dialog box will appear if you have not previously configured your preferences. Click Setup in the Print dialog box or choose Print Setup from the File menu to open the Print Setup dialog box at any time. You can normally click on...
Drawing Shapes and Paths
You can use PageStream's drawing tools to create simple shapes, such as lines and boxes, and complex paths. You can change the color, fill style and line style of shapes and paths after drawing them. How to draw shapes: 1. Select a shape tool from the Toolbox. Choose the Line, Box, Ellipse, Polygon or Grid tool. Some of these contain flyout groups for...
You can use the Object tool to select objects so that you can move, resize or otherwise manipulate them. You can select one object and change it alone, or you can select multiple objects and change them together. Objects are placed on the page in a stack. The first object created will be at the bottom. Subsequent objects will be on top in the order they...
Drawing Text Frames and Tables
You can use PageStream's drawing tools to create simple shapes that contain complex data. You can change the color, fill style and line style of text frames and tables after drawing them, as well as attributes specific to each object. To draw a text frame: Select a 1, 2, or 3 column or note tool from the toolbox, and draw it just as you would any other...
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