Tabloid Setup/Graphic Basics. Socials Studies 10 Inquiry Mr. Chambers & Mr. Neilson. Open a new Drawing document in Appleworks. To change page view size click on mountain icons. Have some fun, get creative…. But if you’re stuck or unsure…. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Tabloid Setup/Graphic Basics
Socials Studies 10 Inquiry
Mr. Chambers & Mr. Neilson
But if you’re stuck or unsure….
Format for: Any Printer
Paper Size: Tabloid
You can also set the ruler to metric or imperial units
This example has 1 19/20 inch wide columns
The gutters are 3/20ths of an inch minimum
Obviously you will want to vary this boring pattern
Keep vertical gutters consistent when you vary column and picture widths
Click and drag it to where you want to place the frame. This banner is 48 point type. Use at least one inch at the top for your banner.
Select Lock to stop a selected frame from moving
3-column grid = limited options for photo & text widths
4-column grid = more flexible layout text columns still wide
5-column grid = most flexible layout but narrower columns
•Use only one or two fonts - visual unity helps you communicate effectively
•For this project use 10-pt type for plain column text…do NOT use a larger font
•Try to balance text with graphics
•Avoid making the page too “gray”
•Match headline size to story importance
•Use subheads to create visual “air”
•All pictures should have cutlines (bold)
•Avoid “bumping headlines”
•Use enclosed, lined boxes to reduce effect of “bumping” headlines
•Planning = good layout; use graph paper to sketch text and picture placement
•Less = More! Include only important and essential material. Be thorough, but brief.
Selecting Frame Links from the
Options menu creates linked text frames
This frame is linked to the one at left. Click this indicator to create more linked frames.