How to Use Adobe PageMaker 7.0: A Beginner's Guide
Adobe PageMaker 7.0 is a desktop publishing software that allows you to create professional-looking documents, such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, reports, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of PageMaker 7.0, such as how to create a new document, how to add text and graphics, how to format and align objects, how to use master pages and templates, and how to export your document as a PDF file.
Creating a New Document
To create a new document in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
Open PageMaker 7.0 and click on File > New > Publication.
Select a document type from the list, such as Letter, Newsletter, or Brochure. You can also choose Custom to specify your own page size and orientation.
Click on OK. A blank document will appear on the screen.
Adding Text and Graphics
To add text and graphics to your document, follow these steps:
To add text, click on the Text Tool (the T icon) on the toolbox. Then click and drag on the page to create a text box. You can type or paste your text inside the box. To edit the text, double-click on the box and use the formatting options on the menu bar or the control palette.
To add graphics, click on the Pointer Tool (the arrow icon) on the toolbox. Then click on File > Place. Browse and select the graphic file you want to insert. Click on Open. The graphic will appear on the page with a bounding box around it. You can resize, rotate, or move the graphic by dragging the handles on the bounding box.
Formatting and Aligning Objects
To format and align objects on your document, follow these steps:
To format an object, such as changing its color, stroke, fill, or transparency, select it with the Pointer Tool and use the options on the menu bar or the control palette.
To align objects, such as centering them on the page or aligning them with each other, select them with the Pointer Tool and use the options on the Layout menu or the align palette.
Using Master Pages and Templates
To use master pages and templates in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps:
To use master pages, which are pages that contain common elements such as headers, footers, page numbers, or logos that appear on every page of your document, click on Window > Show Master Pages. You will see two master pages: A and B. You can edit them as you would edit any other page. To apply a master page to a document page, drag its icon from the master pages palette to the document page icon on the bottom left corner of the screen.
To use templates, which are pre-designed documents that contain placeholders for text and graphics that you can replace with your own content, click on File > New > Template. Select a template category from the list, such as Flyers, Catalogs, or Certificates. Then select a template from the thumbnails. Click on Create Document From Template. A new document based on the template will open. You can replace the placeholders with your own text and graphics by double-clicking on them.
Exporting Your Document as a PDF File
To export your document as a PDF file in PageMaker 7.0, follow these steps: