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Lesson 4. Jewelcase booklet > Assembling the master page

Assembling the master page

For these left and right master pages, you will specify column guides, create graphic elements, and specify automatic page numbering.

Creating a new publication

After setting the options in the Document Setup dialog box, you will save and name your publication.

  1. Choose File > New, and choose Compact Disc for Page Size. Type 8 for Number of Pages, type .25 for Inside, .25 for Outside, .329 for Top, and .329 for Bottom to set the margin guides. Set the Target Output Resolution to 2400 dpi, and choose (Windows only) the AGFA-ProSet9800 for Compose to Printer. Then click OK.


    Figure 4.2.


    The publication window displays the first page of the untitled publication with the specified page dimensions and margin guides. Unless you specify otherwise, page number 1 of a double-sided publication is assigned to the first right page in the publication.

  2. Choose File > Save As, and type 04Work.p65 for Name, open the 04Project folder if necessary, and click Save.

  3. Click the page 2 icon to view the second and third facing pages.

    The zero point is aligned with the intersection of the top, inside edges of the facing pages. (In previous lessons, you assembled single-sided publications, where the zero point is aligned with the top left corner of the page.)


    Figure 4.3.


Establishing preferences

Because you use the rulers to set up guides, it's a good idea to choose a measurement system before you begin laying out your pages.You'll also reduce the size below which PageMaker displays text as gray lines in layout view.

  1. Choose File > Preferences > General.

  2. Tip

    To open the Preferences dialog box, double-click the pointer tool.


  3. In the Preferences dialog box, choose Picas for both Measurements In and Vertical Ruler, and then click More.

    Remember

    22p9 means 22 picas and 9 points.


  4. In the More Preferences dialog box, set Greek Text Below to 3. Leave all other settings at their default values. Hold down Shift (Windows) or Option (Macintosh), and click OK to close the dialog boxes.


    Figure 4.4.


Specifying columns of unequal width

PageMaker automatically creates columns of equal width when you specify multiple columns. In this project you will create unequal columns, using the pointer tool to drag the column guides to the positions you want.

  1. Click the master-page icon ( ) in the lower left corner of the publication window.

    PageMaker displays the facing master pages and highlights the master-page icon. These pages display the margin guides you specified in the Document Setup dialog box, with the zero point aligned with the intersection of the top, inside edges of the facing pages.

  2. Choose Layout > Column Guides, and type 2 for Number of Columns, select Set Left and Right Pages Separately (just to see that you can specify different numbers of columns on the left and right pages), and click OK.


    Figure 4.5.


    PageMaker automatically creates columns of equal widths, filling the entire image area between the margin guides.

    You'll now move the column guides. To maintain the specified space between columns, the guides of adjacent columns move together. It is important that you drag and position the correct guide. The locations specified are for the right guide in column 1, not the left guide of column 2.

  3. Select the pointer tool (if necessary). On the right master page, position the pointer on the right column guide of column 1. (See the illustration.) Then drag the column guide until it is aligned approximately with the 15p mark on the horizontal ruler.


    Figure 4.6.


  4. On the left master page, drag the right column guide of column 1 until it is aligned approximately with the -13p6 mark on the horizontal ruler.

  5. Note

    Since the left page is positioned to the left of the zero point, all X coordinate values for the left page are less than or equal to zero.


  6. Choose File > Save.

Drawing a circle

After drawing a small circle, you will use the Control palette to resize it, and the Colors palette to fill it with the color black.

  1. Magnify the lower left portion of the left master page.

  2. Select the ellipse tool ( ) in the toolbox, hold down Shift (to constrain the ellipse to a circle), and drag to draw a small circle of any dimension.

  3. In the Control palette, make sure the Scaling button is toggled to proportional scaling ( ). Type 1p2 for W (width) and press Tab. (Because you selected proportional scaling, PageMaker automatically enters 1p2 for H.) Press Enter or Return to resize the circle.

  4. In the Colors palette click the Both button ( ), and click [Black] to apply the color black to the stroke and fill of the circle.

    Placed on the master pages, the circle will serve to frame the page numbers.

  5. Choose File > Save.

Setting automatic page numbering

To number all pages in a publication automatically, you can place page-number markers on the master pages. After you place the page number marker in a black circle on the left page, you will copy and paste them to the right page, and reverse the colors.

  1. Select the text tool ( ), and drag to define a text block on top of the black circle, making it approximately the width of the circle (exact height is not important).

    If your cursor jumps to the column guide, drag again over the circle.

    You need to reverse the text so it will stand out on the black circle. You'll set the text attributes before you type the page-number marker so you can see what you type.

  2. In the Control palette, choose AGaramond (Regular) for Font. Type 9 for Size ( ), click the Bold ( ), and Reverse buttons ( ).

    Remember that when you click a button in the Control palette, PageMaker applies any values you've typed as well as the action for the button.

    Note

    Because of the way fonts are defined, when you apply bold to AGaramond, PageMaker actually uses AGaramond Semibold. On the Macintosh, you can get the same result if you select AGaramond Semibold directly.


  3. Hold down Ctrl and Alt (Windows) or Command and Option (Macintosh), and press p.

    The page-number marker LM (left master) is displayed over the black circle, indicating where the page numbers will appear.

    You will use the align objects feature in PageMaker to center the text over the circle, but first you need to center the text within the text block. You will both increase the leading, to center the page number within the leading slug, and then change the paragraph alignment from left justified to center.

  4. With the cursor still in the text, choose Edit > Select All. In the Control palette, type 15 for Leading ( ). Click the Paragraph-view button ( ) and then click the Center-align button ( ).

  5. Select the pointer tool, drag to select both the black circle and the page-number marker.

    If you selected only one of the objects, drag again, but start dragging further away so you enclose the bounding boxes of both objects.

  6. Choose Element > Align Objects (Windows) or Element > Align (Macintosh). Click both the vertical and horizontal Center-Align buttons, and click OK.


    Figure 4.7.


  7. With the two objects still selected, select the center reference point in the Proxy icon in the Control palette. Type -26p3 for X and 26p11 for Y, and press the Apply button ( ) to align the center of the objects with the specified coordinate position.

  8. Remember

    Unless otherwise stated, the reference point in the Control palette Proxy icon should be a square point, not an arrow.



  9. Figure 4.8.


  10. Choose File > Save.

Copying the page-number marker

Since your publication has facing pages, you will copy the left page-number marker, and paste the copy on the right master page.

  1. With the pointer tool selected, drag to select both the black circle and the page-number marker. Choose Edit > Copy.

  2. Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) and double-click the zoom tool( ) to switch to the fit-in-window view.

    Now that both pages are visible, you can zoom in to the area on the right page where you'll paste the page number marker.

  3. With the zoom tool still selected, drag across the bottom right quadrant of the right master page.

  4. Choose Edit > Paste.

    PageMaker pastes the circle and page-number marker on the right master page. Notice that the page-number marker automatically changes to RM (right master).

    Note

    Page-number markers positioned on the pasteboard display as PB (pasteboard).


  5. With the black circle and the page-number marker still selected, in the Control palette make sure the center reference point in the Proxy icon is selected, type 26p3 for X and 26p11 for Y, and press Enter or Return.


    Figure 4.9.


    Since the circle and the page-number marker will be positioned on a black box, you will reverse the colors of both objects.

  6. Select the text tool ( ), and double-click the page-number marker RM to select it. In the Control palette, click the Character-view button ( ). Then click the Reverse button ( ) to deselect it (and thus change the color back to black).

    The Reverse button toggles text between the paper color and black. Until you reverse the circle, the page-number marker will not be visible.

  7. Select the pointer tool, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Macintosh) and click twice to select the black circle. (The first click selects the text block; the second click selects the circle.) In the Colors palette, make sure the Both button ( ) is selected, and select the color [Paper].

  8. Choose File > Save.

Drawing a box

After creating the box that fills the right side of the right master page, you will fill it with the color black and adjust the stacking order to stack the black box behind the circle and the page-number marker.

  1. Double-click the hand tool ( ). (This is another shortcut to the fit-in-window view.)

  2. Select the rectangle tool ( ), and draw a box of any dimension on the right master page.


    Figure 4.10.


    You'll now use the Control palette to both move it to the right edge of the page and to resize it.

  3. In the Control palette, select the top right corner reference point in the Proxy icon. Click the Scaling button to toggle it to non-proportional scaling ( ). Type 28p4 for X, 0 for Y, 9p6 for W, and 28p6 for H, and then press the Apply button ( ).

  4. In the Colors palette, select the Both button ( ), and then select [Black] to apply the color black to the stroke and fill of the box.

    The black box covers the white circle and page-number marker.

  5. With the box still selected, choose Element > Arrange > Send to Back to stack the black box behind the circle and the page-number marker.

    The master-page design is complete, and you are ready to assemble the booklet cover.


    Figure 4.11.


  6. Choose File > Save.

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