BookPlus is great for organising chapters
in a book which are saved in separate PagePlus files. Move a chapter
up the list and BookPlus renumbers the pages in the background.
This is a tutorial from the PagePlus 11 Resource Guide.
The bank holiday gives me a perfect opportunity to take a leisurely
run through the tutorials for my new desktop publishing software,
PagePlus 11 . It doesn't feel like work as such,
but the tutorial is giving me ideas for the structure and design
of my book. For instance, using BookPlus (left),
which comes as part of the program, I can split my
160 page sketchbook into bite-sized chapters -
The program then combines the chapters, works out the page numbering,
synchronizes styles across the whole publication and even adds an
index or a contents page if I decide that I want them. I'm still
going to need to put a lot of thought into what goes into the index
If I move chapters around (left) or add extra pages the
program updates the page numbers automatically. Ultimately, I can
publish the whole book as a PDF (portable document
format) ready to send to my printers.
I've already tried uploading some sample PDF files
to my new printers in Malta and they got the high res. proofs
back to me the next day by courier. I prefer the PagePlus version
of PDF to the slightly lighter toned PDF produced by my usual
desktop publishing program, FreeHand.
But I'm still mystified
as to why a grayscale image, published as a grayscale PDF by PagePlus
should end up in CMYK colour. Hope I can work that one out . . .
software from Serif;
you can download and use PagePlus SE for free,
but for me, I think the new version PagePlus
11 is worth paying out for. The 380 page colour
Resource Guide that comes with it is a good way
to thoroughly explore the possibilities of the program.
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org