Week 3 Assignment: Flowchart Solution
Create a FLOWCHART for each problem!
Use the information below to a flowchart (using flowchart symbols to
illustrate how you would program) to solve each problem. You may use
Microsoft PowerPoint for you
Magnifying and Reducing With the Zoom Tool
Use the Zoom tool to magnify or reduce the display of any area in your publication. You can also
double-click the tool to jump to Actual Size, or press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you
double-click the too
Tables in PageMaker are used to display tabulated data in your publication. They are used to
display numerical data which are best displayed on a table and display text using less text.
Table editor is effective for creating;
Comparing Text Frames and Text Blocks
The following highlight the differences between text frames and text blocks, and offer a basic
summary of their strengths.
Can be created and threaded before content is added, preserving a layout for text
DESK TOP PUBLISHING (DTP)
Publishing is the process of production and distribution of literature or information. It is the
activity of making information available for public view.
Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed
Working with Graphics
Graphics play a vital role in conveying information. It is said that a picture contains 1000 words
therefore a desktop publishing application cannot be complete unless it adequately addresses the
techniques of creating, editing and f
To Set an Indent Using the Indents Tabs
Using Paragraph Specifications Dialog Box
Select the paragraph(s)
Choose Type from the menu bar then Paragraph Specifications
Type values for the indents options as shown in figure 17 below
Figure 1 Par
Editing text means making changes to already typed text. The changes may be inserting,
deleting, copying or moving text. In PageMaker, editing can be done on the page layout view or
in the story editor (PageMaker built-in word processor). Whe
Formatting a Publication
Setting Tabs and Leaders
Tabs are used to position text at specific locations relative to the left edge of the text block.
Leaders are the row of dots or dashes placed between items e.g. usually list or table.
You can set left-cen
PageMaker highlights misspelled or unknown words. This is possible due to the availability of a
dictionary installed in PageMaker. Spell checking is best done in the story editor because it has
all the necessary features of a word processor
Purpose of Desktop Publisher (DTP)
The purpose of desktop publishing is to reinforce both content and design of print materials. The
desktop publishing field has continued to refine and improve its applications and we believe the
future of this technology
Cropping is the trimming away of the graphics using the cropping tool from the tool box or by
using the control palette.
The cropping tool lets you crop visually so that you can see the changes as you crop while the
control palette lets
Controlling widows, orphans, and other paragraph breaks
Widows and Orphans are words or short lines of text that become separated from the other lines
in a paragraph at either the top or bottom of a column or page. A widow falls at the bottom of a
Changing strokes and fills
For objects drawn with PageMaker drawing tools, you can also change stroke (the width of lines
drawn with the drawing tools, and the width of borders around rectangles, ellipses, and
polygons) as well as stroke and fill patterns
Adding Rules to Paragraphs
You can add rules/ lines above or below a paragraph and since and they are paragraph attributes
and not independent graphic objects, they move with the paragraph and adjust automatically
when paragraph attributes such as font si
A paragraph style is a collection of characters and paragraph formatting/ attributes that you can
apply to a paragraph in one step
Creating and Editing Paragraph Styles
In PageMaker, the user is able to create new styles or edit the exist
Editing a Publication
Text can be directly typed in PageMaker or imported from other programs.
Once the text is in PageMaker, editing and formatting characters and paragraphs as well as
manipulation of blocks of text in the page can be d
Creating master pages
In addition to using the default Document Master in your publication, you can create a master
page from scratch, or create a master based on an existing master or publication page. If you plan
to have several master pages that share
When you create a publication, PageMaker opens a publication window that contains an empty
page centred on the pasteboard. The page and the pasteboard is where you lay out text and
Figure 1 PageMaker Window
Parts of a PageMaker
Setting up Publication Colours
Each PageMaker publication contains its own collection of colours available through the colours
palette. The colours can be once you define from scratch, select from a colour matching system
installed with PageMaker, copy fr
Saving the Publication Layout
It is important that you save the layout before entering text and or graphics. You can save your
work as a publication or as a template. A template is pre-built page design that you can use too
design your own publications.
Working with text frames
PageMaker includes a special kind of object called a frame. While a frame behaves in many
ways like any other PageMaker graphic object (for example, a frame can have stroke and fill
attributes), a frame differs in two important wa
Types of Publication
Publication refers to the action of publishing. It also refers to the writing and painting of images
that are available in published forms. The texts as well images are published on papers. There are
different types of Publications so
Designing a Publication
Setting up a Publication
When setting up a publication options its important to do the following:
Specify the parameters such as page size, or page margins, orientation, the gutter size (in
case of spiral binding).
Wrapping Text around Graphics
One of the best ways to create visual impact in a publication is to wrap text around graphics.
To wrap text around a graphic
1. Select a graphic or image.
2. Choose Element from the menu
3. Choose Text Wrap.
4. Click the Midd
1) Boolean refers to a data type that only has either a true or false value.
2) When looking at the difference between If then statements and If-thenelse statements, you would use and If then when the condition in the
statement is true. Once that is deter
Print a Publication
You can print a black-and-white, grayscale, or color publication on a range of output devices.
When you open a new publication, the default print settings let you print a composite. All page
elements print on the same page, as opposed
Changing the Spaces between Lines
Leading is the vertical spacing between lines of text. It can be adjusted using the control palette,
the type specifications command or the leading command. PageMaker positions each line of text
in an invisible ho
To apply or change fill and stroke attributes
Using the pointer tool, select an object.
Use one of the following methods:
To set both the fill pattern and stroke attributes for the selection, choose Element then
Fill and Stroke, and choose attribute
Each publication window includes vertical and horizontal rulers that extend along the top and left
borders of the window. You can display rulers when you want them and you can hide them when
you want more room on the screen. The rulers must be
Changing the Width of Characters (Horizontal Scaling)
Select the text you want to scale/ space
Choose the Type option from the menu bar, and then select Horizontal Scale and then the
required percentage or the use the control palette
For percentage less t