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Lesson 3. Project proposal > Assembling the third page

Assembling the third page

After formatting and aligning the text on the third page, you will draw a box that will serve to frame an illustration. This boxed illustration and its corresponding caption will span the width of both columns.

Applying styles

You will apply the same styles to the text on the third page as you did on the previous pages.

1.
Click the page 3 icon to view the third page of the publication.

As before, all master-page elements are displayed within the bounds of the third page.

2.
If there is no text in column 1 on page 3, click the page 2 icon to view the second page, click the text in column 2 with the pointer tool to select it as a text block, and click the red triangle at the bottom of the text block to load the remaining text. Then click the page 3 icon to view the third page. Let the loaded text icon snap to the margin guides in the top left corner of column 1, and then click to place the text.

3.
With the pointer tool selected, click the text in column 1 to select it as a text block.

The red triangle in the bottom windowshade handle indicates there is more text to be placed. Before manually flowing the remaining text into column 2, you will format the text in column 1.

4.
Select the text tool (), and click the subhead Conclusions to establish an insertion point. (Zoom in first if necessary.) In the Styles palette, click Subhead 1.

5.
With the text tool still selected, click the first paragraph below the subhead text you just formatted to establish an insertion point in the paragraph. In the Styles palette click, No Indent.

With the type and paragraph specifications applied to the text, you are ready to align the text.

6.
Choose File > Save.

Manually flowing text into a column

Because the illustration and caption will extend across the bottom portion of both columns, you will resize the text block in column 1, and manually flow the remaining text into column 2.

Before reducing the size of the text block in column 1, you will create a horizontal ruler guide aligned with text in column 1. You will eventually use this horizontal ruler guide to align the bottom edge of the box that contains an illustration, allowing enough space for a single-line caption.

1.
From the horizontal ruler, drag to create a horizontal ruler guide aligned with the baseline of the second line of text above the bottom margin guide.

After drawing the box that will frame the illustration, you will use this horizontal ruler guide to align the box.

2.
From the horizontal ruler, drag to create a horizontal ruler guide aligned with the baseline of text nearest to the 5.9-inch mark on the vertical ruler.

3.
Select the pointer tool, click the text in column 1 to select it as a text block, and drag the bottom windowshade handle just below the line of text aligned with the horizontal ruler guide you just created.

As before, the red triangle in the bottom windowshade handle indicates all text is not displayed.

4.
Click the red triangle in the bottom windowshade handle to load the remaining text in the story.

5.
With the loaded text icon displayed, position the icon in the top left corner of column 2, letting it snap to the column and margin guides. Click to place the text.

The empty bottom windowshade handle of the text block in column 2 indicates the end of the story.

Depending upon how precise you were when you placed the graphics and text throughout this project, the lines may not end in exactly the same spot. Make sure the first line of each text block on this page aligns. Do not worry if one text block is a few lines longer than the other.

6.
Choose File > Save.

Drawing a box

After creating a box that will frame the final illustration, you will align it with an existing horizontal ruler guide.

1.
Select the rectangle tool (), and drag to draw a box below the proposal text, spanning the width of the two columns (exact height is not important).

2.
In the Control palette, type 3.87 for H, and press Enter or Return to establish the height for the box.

3.
With the box still selected, choose Element > Stroke > Hairline to assign a stroke style and weight to the line of the box.

4.
Select the pointer tool, position the pointer on the edge of the box, hold down Shift (to constrain the movement), and drag the box until its bottom edge snaps to the horizontal ruler guide you created, with the left and right edges of the box still aligned with the margin guides.

Since the bottom of the box is aligned with what was the baseline of the second line of text above the bottom margin guide, you have provided enough space for the single-line caption.

5.
Choose File > Save.

Placing a graphic and caption

After placing the final illustration, you will place, format, and align its corresponding caption.

This illustration was resized in Adobe Photoshop, and saved in TIFF file format with a resolution of 100 dpi.

1.
Choose File > Place, and double-click the 03ArtD.tif file in the 03Lesson folder.

2.
With the loaded graphic icon displayed, click within the hairline box to place the illustration.

3.
With the illustration still selected, drag it until it is visually centered in the hair-line box.

4.
Choose File > Place, and double-click the 03TextE.doc file in the 03Lesson folder.

To make the caption text span the image area, you will drag to define a text block that spans both columns.

5.
With the loaded text icon displayed, drag to define a text block under the boxed illustration that spans both columns to place the caption (exact height is not important).

6.
Select the text tool (), and click the caption text to establish an insertion point. In the Styles palette, click Caption.

7.
Select the pointer tool, click the caption text to select it as a text block, and drag the bottom windowshade handle until the entire story is displayed. Then hold down Shift (to constrain the movement), and drag the text block until the baseline of the text is aligned with the bottom margin guide.

You have completed assembling the entire proposal.

8.
Choose View > Fit in Window.

9.
Choose View > Hide Guides to hide the column, ruler, and margin guides used to assemble this proposal.

10.
Choose File > Save to save the 03Work.pmd publication.

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