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Lesson 4. Jewelcase booklet > Before you begin

Before you begin

All files and fonts needed to assemble this booklet are found on the Adobe PageMaker Classroom in a Book CD-ROM in the folders 04Project and PM6CIBFonts, respectively.

Opening an existing document

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

  1. Before launching PageMaker, return all settings to their defaults, deleting the PageMaker 6.5 preferences file. See "Restoring default settings" in Lesson 1.

  2. In addition to the commonly-used fonts listed in the Introduction, make sure AGaramond, AGaramond Bold, AGaramond Semibold Italic, and Birch are installed.

    Windows only

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

  3. Launch PageMaker.

  4. Choose File > Open, and double-click the 04Final.p65 file in the 04Project folder.

    Figure 4.1.

    The full view of the first page displays a variety of text and graphic elements. The page icons indicate the booklet consists of eight pages.

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

  6. Click the page icons to page through the booklet, and then click the page 1 icon to display the first page.

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

Talk with your printer

Designed to be printed on a commercial printing press, this booklet features images that were saved as CMYK TIFF files, making it easier to create the film separations.

To reduce the demand for disk space on your system, these images were scanned at a resolution of 100 dpi. Since it is likely that your printer would recommend printing this sort of publication at a line screen frequency of 150 lpi, in a real environment these images would have to be scanned at 300 dpi (double the selected line screen frequency) to meet the printing requirements of this publication.

To successfully print a design like this one, which has images that touch the edge of the page, you must allow the images to extend or bleed beyond the trim marks of the page. A bleed allows for inaccuracies of the press and trimming equipment. Your printer can tell you the optimum bleed size for this job. So that you can better visualize the printed piece, the images in 04Final.p65 do not bleed, nor will they bleed in the version you create.

As discussed in lesson 2, adjacent colored objects in a design require trapping. After verifying the trapping specification, the size of the bleed, and the line screen frequency with your printer, talk with your service provider to determine who will perform the prepress tasks and how you should deliver this publication to your service provider.

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