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Lesson 5. Cycling guidebook > Setting up the document

Setting up the document

Start by opening a document that has been partially completed for you.

  1. Choose File > Open, and then open 05Begin.t65 in the 05Project folder.

    Since the focus of this project is automatic layout adjustment and working with paragraph styles, much of the placing and positioning of text and graphic elements has been done for you. Some colors, styles, and master pages have already been defined in the Colors, Styles, and Master Pages palettes as well.

    This booklet starts out as an eight-page document, 6 inches by 9 inches in size. Once you finish the cover, you will change its page size and margins to see how PageMaker can automatically adjust a publication for you.

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

  3. Choose File > Preferences > General. Choose Picas for both Measurements In and Vertical Ruler. In order to speed up screen redraw, keep Standard selected for Graphics display. Leave all other settings at their default values as well. Click OK.

    The three palettes you'll use most often in creating this booklet are the Styles, Colors and Master Pages palettes. You can combine the three, and leave more room to view your page.

  4. Choose Window > Show Master Pages. Drag the Master Pages tab to the Colors and Styles palette, and then click the Close box of the Layers palette.

    Figure .

  5. Choose File > Save As, type 05Work.p65 for the name, and save the publication in the 05Project folder.



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