Between the lines
If you want a line to appear above or below a paragraph, you can draw one using
the Line tool. However, if the text is realigned, the line does not move with
the text. PageMaker can set lines before and after a paragraph. Click on Type >
Paragraph > Rules to open the Paragraph Rules dialog box. Select the appropriate
choices for the rules above and below the paragraph and click OK.
To use typographer's quote, open File > Preferences > General > More. Enable use
Typographer's Quotes. This works on the publication currently open. If you want
it to work on all future publications, close any open publications and follow
the same procedure.
To quickly create new styles, select some text and format it with all the
character and paragraph attributes for the style. On the style palette,
double-click [No Style] and enter a name for the style. click OK to add this
The Rotating Object
To rotate an object using the Rotating tool, it is not necessary to use one of
the object's handles. The object can be rotated from any center, within or
outside the object area.
To set a default setting for any of tool, select the tool and don't create
anything with it. Instead, change the properties from the relevant menu items
under the Element menu. All items created henceforth with that tool will use
To move objects by precise amounts, you don't need to draw guides. For a quicker
solution, cut the object and click on Edit > Paste one copy, entering the offset
as the distance you wish to shift the object by.
Wrap text around text
To wrap text around an existing text bloc, select the text block with the
pointer tool and click on Element > Group. click on Element > Text Wrap and
change the Wrap option. Now you can flow text around the grouped text block..
you can do the same with already flowed text.
Change Measurement Units
To change your measurement system, you can click File > Preferences > General
and select the desired measurement unit. It would be faster, though, to
right-click on either ruler and select the unit from the context menu.
If your images are supplemented with captions, place the image with text wrap
turned off. Type or place the caption, again with text wrap turned off. Select
picture and caption and click on Clement > Group. Now set the text wrap from
Element > Text Wrap. On resizing the image, the text size will not change. You
can still edit the text, just like any other text block. also, the image and
caption will always move together.
Formatting tab leaders
Leaders adopt the formatting of the space before them, so you can not select the
leader area and change its formatting attributed. You can, however, put a space
before the leader and format that blank space. the leader will adopt the same