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However, this can be overcome with a bit of effort and with the help of PageMaker’s Grid Manager utility to add repeating baseline guidelines see this month’s Real World Publishing article.

It will also allow us to add variety and to highlight information by using left-aligned bullet points and dates. In our case this means a typeface with a contemporary but classic feel which reads well at small point-sizes. The tuforial main strength is the simplicity of its working method.

However, as onscreen hues are never absolutely accurate and cannot show the important difference between printing on coated glossy or uncoated matt stock, the colour should actually drp chosen from a swatch book.

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The problem is that, as the grid is invisible, it’s very hard to work to. It is extremely simple to create flyers, brochures or cover art with this program as the interface is similar to other Office programs such as Word or Excel. On the other hand if you’ve got an intriguing photo, as we do for the cover, don’t waste it. In fact it’s often worth shrinking your body copy’s point-size to gain space to add to margins, but that’s a luxury we’re not able to afford.

Sadly Ventura has had a hard time of it over recent years with unhappy moves first to the Windows environment and then between various developers. The most important of these are the intended audience and the intended effect.

Full-colour is also out of the question, and in any case many of the supplied photos are black and white, so we’ll have to try and maximize the impact of two colours.

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It has support for plugins and runs tytorial both Mac and Windows. I’m now going to look at what might initially seem like a similar project, the production of a one-page programme of events. PageMaker has tools for almost all DTP applications except book publishing. At least this ensured that the interline grid was maintained. These crop marks enable pages to be easily overlaid to check colour registration and bleeds.

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Fortunately that’s not a problem as we have a good range of photos and line art covering a wide range of subjects. The same cover image is used again on the main spread’s centre panel, but simply repeating the photo would be a wasted opportunity. To achieve this it is often necessary to reorder the text. Get the right software. Fifth the overall effect of the combined text, graphics and colour is fine-tuned to create the maximum impact. The layout is now complete, so the next stage is to prepare it for commercial print.

Again many users treat the software’s in-built defaults as if they are givens, but each publication will demand different settings. As such it’s clear that simple legibility and clarity are essential, but they aren’t enough to grab the reader’s interest in the first place.

Preparing for Print The layout is now complete, so the next stage is to prepare it for commercial print. Of course full colour opens up the full armoury, but there’s still a lot we can do within our two-colour budget. Generally speaking, less is more. PageMaker automatically picks up styles from supported word processors so features like the headings are already picked out.

However, for the page of general details about the Institute, the sheer amount of text meant that the horizontal grid had to be sacrificed with 9pt text on a Colour Apart from the management of text and graphics, the designer’s third tool for grabbing, keeping and controlling the reader’s interest is colour.

Fine-Tuning Eventually, using all the tricks available – and compromises where necessary – a working layout is achieved. By sizing each text block so that the right text is positioned on the correct panel even if it runs over the bottom of the page, we can get a good idea of what’s involved.

CopyrightTom ArahDesigner-Info. Get the right hardware. On the text side too we also have considerable flexibility. This is important as we need to know roughly the amount of space they are going to require before we take the next crucial step of choosing our body typeface.

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OK, we know what we’re supposed to do, so how do we go about it?

The pagemakwr around headings can often be squeezed. Copyfitting Ultimately what we are working towards is a layout where all the text and graphics are seamlessly combined together in a balanced and internally logical whole. QuarkXpress was the de facto publishing standard before the advent of InDesign. It is still under active development on both Mac and Windows and pgaemaker latest version is more or less feature similar to InDesign. The advantage of a strong colour like this is that it can be used solid for text, for example, to highlight the category headings and dates.

An icing on the cake is the presence of an integrated photo editor called PhotoLabwhich gives easy access to picture correction tools. Even so they should only be used at relatively small sizes. Also think of any subliminal messages the graphics might be giving. If we have the odd line or two too much, we still have a number of options.

We’ll have to make sure that they have the same, or later version, of the program and also that they have the same fonts. It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s true that without them it would be very difficult to catch and keep the reader’s attention. For two pages in the programme I had to make unwelcome compromises.

Preparation The first decision to be made is the size and shape of paper to be used for the programme. This has to be done while still ensuring that the following paragraphs fall back onto the interline grid.

The next step is to set the number of columns – three – and the “gutters”, the space between columns.