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Pagemaker 7: The Complete Reference School & Library Binding – Jan 2002


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The Most Comprehensive PageMaker 7 Resource Available

Make high-quality documents and learn to use both new and existing features of PageMaker 7 with this comprehensive resource. Discover how painless it is to create visually appealing customized business publications when you utilize PageMaker's ability to merge documents, build booklets, add color to your graphics, create an Internet interface, and much more. You'll find out how to use the built-in design tools and templates, export files, prepare PageMaker files for print output, and use PageMaker with other programs. Detailed and thorough, this informative book shows you how to get the most out of PageMaker 7.


-Master the basic features and learn what's new in PageMaker 7
-Create visually compelling business publications and documents by combining text, color, and graphics
-Pick up design techniques through discussion of PageMaker features
-Set defaults and preferences and maintain document consistency
-Use scripts, create indexes, and utilize the automatic booklet-making tools
-Understand how to work with color including separations and the color management system
-Link and embed objects or tags in PageMaker, export files and interface PageMaker and the Internet --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Carolyn M. Connally (Austin TX) has written PageMaker training course manuals and software documentation manuals as well as one-day seminars on Microsoft Office for Fred Pryor Seminars. Her first book Effective Executive's Guide to Microsoft Office XP (Redmond Technology Press) was published in the spring of 2001. Carolyn also contributed chapters to MBA's Guide to Microsoft Office XP (Redmond Technology Press, 2001). Carolyn began using PageMaker in 1989 and has used every version of PageMaker since that time in her work as a freelance graphic designer. She produced a course on PageMaker for Montgomery College in Texas and is developing an on-line training business to offer PageMaker to corporate and professional students. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Good book if you only use Windows! 16 Feb. 2002
By James Claxton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
When I ordered this book, I was excited to see how the author explained PageMaker 7.0. Much to my dismay, she only refers to Windows users. The only mention of Mac is how to convert Mac files into Windows files. I was very disappointed. I think it's probably a great book for the Windows users. However, if you have a Mac, don't waste the money. There are far too many differences between the 2 platforms for this book to be of great value to the Mac user. It's too bad. The author could have really had a great reference had she just taken the time to illustrate both systems.
Also, no where on the cover or in the book's description does it say that it's written just for the PC/Windows user. Is this just an accidental oversight? I wonder how many Mac users have bought this book thinking it would also include Mac info. Very misleading.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Great book for windows users! 13 Jan. 2003
By Michael Gronowski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up at the bookstore because it was big, and because unlike all the other books, it had nothing but Windows screenshots. Most of the other ones were 90% Mac pictures, which does the 99% of people who use Windows no good.. :)
Beyond that though, this book is simply great. It goes into great detail on every tool, but is not overwhelming. I have never used pagemaker before, and after about 10 hours with this book (to go thru 400 pages worth) I feel like I know exactly what I'm doing. I definately recommend this book.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Helpful, but disappointing 17 Nov. 2003
By Malvern Gross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was disappointed. While the book was well organized and would help people get started, but it failed to answer common problems that I encounterd. Several examples:
If you open a second document, the multi-page icons at the left bottom of the page are missing. No where does the author tell you how to get them back. If you are dealing with a multi-page document (such as a chapter of a book)these icons are essential.
Second, I found that certain Word Perfect files (but only certain ones)could not be imported using the "place" command. It turns out that PageMaker supports importation from Word Perfect only through Word Perfect 8 (current version is 11).
I had problem sizing pictures, resulting in the picture being skewed rather than changing size proportionately.
My PageMaker software was new so I had free access to technical support for 90 days so I got answers. But I would have thought a 600 page book would have had the answers.
Also, the book would benefit from a more complete index.
Overall: helpful, but disappointing book.
Very readable and comprehensive 26 May 2009
By Terence J. Redmond - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Pagemaker(r) 7: The Complete Reference
This is an extensive work that helps one get to grips with the software very lucidly.
Pagemaker 7, The compete reference 12 Mar. 2010
By A. Demarest - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Purchased this book years ago, bought a new one to replace the worn out copy. Wouldn't want to live without it.
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