Adobe PageMaker 7.0 software is the ideal page layout program for business, education, and small- and home-office professionals who want to create high-quality publications such as brochures and newsletters. Get started quickly with templates, graphics, and intuitive design tools; work productively across Adobe applications; and easily leverage existing content to create customized communications.
Create a wide variety of publications in PageMaker, from simple one-page flyers to complex reports. Build your own publications from scratch, or take advantage of hundreds of predesigned templates that you can modify to suit your needs. Insert placeholder frames for text and graphics. Lay out publications with ease by creating frames to hold text and graphics. Add nonprinting guides that help you position objects on pages precisely. In multipage publications, your design is more cohesive if each page is built on a master page. Use master pages to specify and apply different page designs, such as margins, headers and footers, column guides, and backgrounds, within a single publication. Create, modify, and delete objects on master pages just as you would with any other objects.
Using layers, set up a single file for multiple versions of a publication, add annotations, and experiment with layouts by placing objects on different layers. By placing text on separate layers, you control which objects are visible and work faster by turning off the graphics layer. Save time using the Adjust Layout feature to automatically reposition, resize, and reflow text blocks, frames, and graphics when you revise the layout framework of a page or a whole publication. For example, you can quickly refashion a four-column publication to a two-column format. PageMaker then reflows the text and graphics on each page to match the new settings. Type and format text directly in layout view, or take advantage of the story editor, a built-in word processor that makes it easy to create and edit text. Set tabs and indents, spell-check publications, insert tables, and perform other word-processing tasks in PageMaker.
Once text is in PageMaker, it is part of a story. A PageMaker story is similar to an article in a newspaper. Several stories may appear on the same page and continue elsewhere on a different page in a publication. If you need to work on long publications, assemble multiple publications into a book so that you can work on them as a whole - create a table of contents and an index, renumber pages, and print the book - while retaining the ability to work on each publication independently. When you export a publication to Adobe PDF, you can automatically create bookmarks and hypertext links for a table of contents and index entries in Adobe PDF files.
Produce professional-quality type in your publication. Sophisticated layout features and professional typographic capabilities give you access to the same page layout effects used by graphic designers. Traditionally, typographers use tracking to change the visual denseness of type on the page, and kerning to adjust the spacing between pairs of letters. Use PageMaker to set typography to professional standards with point-size-dependent tracking, kerning in 0.001-em increments, and expanded and condensed type. PageMaker offers precise control over word and letter spacing, hyphenation and justification, and text alignment.
Type text directly in PageMaker or import it from another application. You can manipulate a text block as an object - for example, select, move, and resize it. In layout view, text is contained in text objects - either a text block or a text frame . A text block is created with the text tool or by flowing text into columns. A text frame is created with a frame tool or by converting a drawn shape to a text block. When you edit text, you work with letters and words, but you can manipulate text objects in the same way you manipulate graphics - as movable objects.
Tired of learning new applications only to find they don't work well with your existing software? With PageMaker, you'll enjoy a familiar working environment and smooth, easy file import from some of your favorite Adobe applications. PageMaker features the award-winning Adobe user interface, familiar to anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign. The tabbed windows - along with Adobe's popular tabbed palettes, similar tools, and common keyboard shortcuts - make it possible to work more efficiently and move among the programs with ease. Place Illustrator files directly in PageMaker publications and view high-quality previews on-screen. Drag and drop Photoshop graphics into position. Place Adobe PDF pages directly into your PageMaker publication. Take advantage of the new Data Merge feature to merge text and graphics originally stored in spreadsheets or databases. Create custom publications for direct mail campaigns, including form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and catalogs. You can even merge images using a unique PageMaker 7.0 option.