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Lesson 3. Project proposal > Before you begin

Before you begin

All files and fonts needed for this lesson are found on the Adobe PageMaker Classroom in a Book CD-ROM in the folders 03Lesson and Fonts, respectively.


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

Opening an existing document

Let's take a look at the final version of the proposal you will create in this lesson.

Before launching PageMaker, return all settings to their defaults by deleting the PageMaker 7.0 preferences file. See “Restoring default settings” in Lesson 1.

In addition to the commonly used fonts listed in the Getting Started chapter, make sure the following fonts are installed: AGaramond, AGaramond Bold, AGaramond Bold Italic, Birch, Myriad Bold, and Myriad Roman.

Windows only

Because of the way Windows handles fonts, AGaramond Semibold Italic appears in the ATM Fonts list as AGaramond, Bold Italic (notice the position of the comma), while AGaramond Bold Italic appears as AGaramond Bold, Italic. However, neither AGaramond Bold Italic nor AGaramond Bold, Italic appear in font menus in Windows applications. You must apply italic to AGaramond Bold to use AGaramond Bold Italic. You must apply bold to Myriad Roman to use Myriad Bold.

All fonts used in this publication are Adobe Originals fonts. Birch is a particularly legible condensed display typeface and is notable for its angled serifs.

Launch PageMaker.

Choose File > Open, and double-click the 03Final.pmd file in the 03Lesson folder to view the proposal you will create.

The full view of the first page displays a variety of text and graphic elements, with a single column of text positioned above two columns of text. The page icons in the lower left corner of the publication window indicate this document consists of three pages.

If the publication window does not fill the screen, click the Maximize button in the title bar to expand the window.

Click the page 2 icon in the lower left corner of the publication window to view the second page.

To move forward one page, press the Page Down key. To move backward one page, press the Page Up key.

The left margin of the second page displays the rotated display text, page number, and graphics that appear on each page of this document.

Click the page 3 icon to view the third page.

Again, the left margin displays the graphics and rotated display text.

Click the page 1 icon to return to the first page.

Choose View > Show Guides to display the guides used to assemble this proposal.

Defining printing requirements

This project proposal was designed to be printed on a 300 dpi or 600 dpi desktop laser printing device. As mentioned in the first lesson, you need to determine the maximum printable area of the target printing device before assembling a publication.

When printed on a 300 dpi or 600 dpi desktop laser printing device, grayscale photographic images scanned at a resolution of 100 dpi will meet the print quality requirements of this publication. Grayscale illustrations, however will print more clearly if scanned at 300 dpi. However, to save disk space, all the images in this project have been scanned at 100 dpi.

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