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Before you begin

Before launching PageMaker, return all settings to their defaults. See “Restoring default settings” in Lesson 1.


Windows users need to unlock the lesson files before using them. For information, see Copying the Classroom in a Book files on page 4.

Make sure that the AGaramond, AGaramond Bold, Myriad Bold, Myriad Bold Italic, Myriad Condensed, Myriad Condensed SemiBold Italic, Myriad Roman, Poplar, Trajan, and Zapf Dingbats fonts are installed on your system.

Windows only

Because of the way Windows handles fonts, you must apply bold to Myriad Roman to use Myriad Bold; you must apply bold and italic to Myriad Roman to use Myriad Bold Italic; and you must apply bold and italic to Myriad Condensed to use Myriad Condensed SemiBold Italic.

Make sure that Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Distiller, and an Acrobat Reader-compatible Web browser are installed. Also, make sure you have enough RAM to run PageMaker, Distiller and Reader at the same time. You will use Reader and Distiller for the PDF section of the lesson.


The RAM requirements above apply only when creating online documents. Viewing them requires much less RAM. HTML documents require only a Web browser to view them, and PDF documents require only Acrobat Reader.

Make sure that the PostScript driver provided with the PageMaker application is installed. On Mac OS, select a PostScript printer in the Chooser.

Start the Adobe PageMaker application.

Open 09Begin.pmt in the 09Lesson folder. If the publication window does not already fill the screen, click the Maximize button. Save the publication as 09Work.pmd in the 09Lesson folder.

What you see is the newsletter as it was originally printed. The publisher wants to make back issues of the newsletter accessible via the Web, rather than storing them and mailing them to readers. Of course, the design of the newsletter is not optimal for on-screen viewing, so it would be best to redesign the publications for the screen. The publishers, however, do not have the time or the resources to redesign several years of back issues. Instead, they will use features in PageMaker to make the newsletter easier to read on-screen in either PDF or HTML.

Set up the palettes you will need for this lesson. If the Hyperlinks, Styles, and Colors palettes are not visible, choose Window > Show Hyperlinks and Window > Show Colors. Drag the tab of the Hyperlinks palette onto the already combined Styles and Colors palette to combine all three. Close any other open palettes.

To prepare this publication for online distribution, you will first add hyperlinks to the publication to allow online navigation through the publication. After that, you will learn how to create HTML and Adobe PDF versions of the publication, so you can compare them and evaluate the production requirements of each format.



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