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Formatting Pages. Josh Lazar CGS 2585. Today’s Agenda. Lecture Information Test information/Review Can you log into Pegasus?. Fun things about Desktop Publishing. 10 fastest growing occupations 2000-2010 *

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Formatting Pages

Josh Lazar

CGS 2585


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Today’s Agenda

  • Lecture Information

  • Test information/Review

  • Can you log into Pegasus?


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Fun things about Desktop Publishing

  • 10 fastest growing occupations 2000-2010*

    • In projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2000-2010, eight of the ten fastest growing occupations are in the computer and technology fields.

  • Computer software engineers, applications

  • Computer support specialists

  • Computer software engineers, systems software

  • Network and computer systems administrators

  • Network systems and data communications analysts

  • Desktop publishers

    • Desktop publishers are there at number 6 with a projected growth rate of 67% and 25,000 new jobs for Desktop Publishing specialists, making desktop publishing an attractive career field.

  • Database administrators

  • Personal and home care aides

  • Computer systems analysts

  • Medical assistants


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Why is your Page Format Important?

  • Each type of document has a different design.

    • Postcard vs. Resume

    • Calendar vs. Flyer

  • Using templates helps with these different designs, but some you can make from scratch.


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Set up Pages

  • File>Page Setup

  • Page Size

  • Margins

    • Gutter - name for the inside page edge that will be near binding or a page fold

    • Binding – How pages of a book or booklet are secured together.

  • Page Orientation

    • File>Print Setup


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Set Guides

  • Refer back to our white space discussion

  • Grid Guides and Margin Guides

    • Arrange>Layout Guides

  • Ruler Guides

    • Arrange>Ruler Guides


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Use Master Pages

  • Stores objects that are repeated in every page of the publication.

    • Example: Page Numbers, Watermarks, Logos

  • Changes affect every page in your publication

  • Other Microsoft Office programs use this as well, and PowerPoint is a great example of this.

  • View>Master Page


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Insert Page Numbers

  • Usually placed in the Header or the Footer

    • The Header displays repeated information and the top edge of a page

    • A Footer displays repeated information and the bottom edge of a page

  • “Show page number on first page” option

  • Insert>Page Numbers




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Apply a Color Scheme

  • Format>Color Schemes

    • A set of coordinating colors that you can use in a publication

  • Format>Font Schemes

    • A set of coordinating font that you can use in a publication

  • Both will appear in the Task Pane

  • Pre-Designed to look good together

  • You can choose to make your own


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Use Styles

  • Styles are a collection of formatting settings that you can apply to text and/or objects all at once.

  • Format>Styles

  • Styles are VERY important

  • Word is considered “Style-Driven”


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This week in Lab

  • Test 1

  • Work on Desktop Publishing Project


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