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Creating Articles

If your document contains stories that are laid out in sections on different parts of a page or on different pages, as often happens in newspapers and magazines, you can define an article to guide the reader through the story from beginning to end. You'll use the Article tool to link the various parts of the text so that the reader will be able to follow the flow of the story.

To create an article:

Open the document in which you want to create the article.

Choose the Article tool in the toolbar (Figure 6.47).

Figure 6.47. Choose the Article tool in the toolbar.

Drag across the section of the text you want to define as the first part of an article.

When you release the mouse button, the text is surrounded by a box and numbered (Figure 6.48). The numbering scheme is 1-1, in which the first number is the number of the article in the document and the second number is the position of this section in that article (Figure 6.49).

Figure 6.48. A marquee appears around the first portion of the article.

Figure 6.49. The article is indicated by a box and a number at the top of that box.

Navigate to the next section of text that you want to link to the first one, and select it with the mouse.

This section of the article will be labeled with a number, continuing the sequence from the preceding section (Figure 6.50). If article 1, has three parts, for example, the parts would be defined as 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3.

Figure 6.50. Linked articles share the same first numbers; second numbers follow in succession.

Switch to a different tool to end the article and display the Article Properties dialog box.

Assign a title, subject, author, and keywords (Figure 6.51).

Figure 6.51. After you create an article, you can use the Article Properties dialog box to add information about the article.



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