Page Layout Software

Page layout, also known as desktop publishing, is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement of visual elements on a page. It generally involves organizational principles of composition to achieve specific communication objectives. With print media, elements usually consist of type (text), images (pictures), and occasionally place-holder graphics for elements that are not printed with ink such as die/laser cutting, foil stamping or blind embossing. Commonly used programs include Adobe PageMaker and InDesign, Corel Ventura, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher and Xara, along with more specialized programs such as TeX, LaTeX and LyX.

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How do I Autofill text boxes in macOS Pages 6.1.1 - for example, using more Lorem ipsum than current Pages 6 text box will contain (either more text or increase text size), how to have text fill (flow) to 1 or more text boxes below in current document. Text boxes may be on successive pages.
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I have worked as a full-time translator since 2009 and am now contemplating to purchase a Mac and DTP software like Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Quark so I can widen my offering of services to include DTP as well. This is normally something the translation agencies handle themselves, but perhaps I could easier find direct customers by offering them DTP services.

As I translate in a language direction which is highly demanded, I receive more job offers than I can accept. How is the situation when it comes to DTP?

1. Can I do DTP for other languages (at least languages I am somewhat familiar with, like Chinese, Russian and French)?

2. Which areas could I quite easily get a good start in within sub-areas of DTP? For example, DTP that is related to translation would be one sub-area. What other sub-areas are there?

3. Which  industries require DTP from freelancers the most (more than the translation industry)?

4. How do I handle files if I work with DTP software on a Mac and my customers send me Windows DTP files?

5. How long would it take me to get started with DTP with no previous knowledge of it by just having the necessary hardware and software?

6. How good is the profit margin (how much competition is there)?

7. If I purchase the software and a Mac, can I, to start with at least, let someone else use this Mac with the installed DTP software and work remotely with DTP tasks? In other words, I give this other person full access to my Mac …
In inDesign by holding command and clicking I can select the element behind the other. In illustrator I have to lock the top item to select the one below. It works but is time consuming and can become confusing. Anyone know a short cut?

I'm on a Mac running CS6. Thanks in advance.
I have a document  in Word 2013 (a book) which I already paginated. The page numbers appear at the bottom left and bottom right  (alternate) of the pages. I now want to simplify this and place ALL page numbers at the bottom CENTRE.  Can I do this without having to remove all existing page numbers and start from Scratch?
My Windows 7 system and on this website there is missing content. The entire logout link is missing the top half.
This started a view days ago and still the same. On the main " My Verizon" screen the logout button is not partial. It's also located closer to the top of the page, so it is not the same logout button. It accomplishes the same but they are different locations on the two pages as far as I know.

I'd like to upload a video to youtube.  Google results state to click the "Upload" link... there isn't an upload link on my account.

Any thoughts on how to do this in 2017?

Attached is a pic to no "upload" link.
So when I have articles to post to my website--do I put that article on a post, or a page? I've been putting them in Posts, in specific categories. What is the general process?
In church directory with name, address, phones numbers, the information at the bottom of the page is often sent to the next page.  I have tried page breaks without success.  I read in this forum I need to tell WORD what to do.  I went to Home, Paragraph, and the paragraph format group.  I had read I needed to look for "keep with next."  Then I read about putting a symbol in...confusing for a copy and paste...can someone tell me in simple language what I need to do.  I will be happy to PM an attachment of the file.  Thank you.

Last Name     phone number     Sue and Jim        123 Main Street
                                                                                  Lexington SC 29073

Last name     phone number     Jane and Dick      478 Elm Avenue

and the rest of their information is on the next page...
I am try to create a row with 5 columns layout and siaplay the content underneath of the columns , but it dies not work . I am suing bootstrap css.

<div class="form-group">
    <label class="control-label col-sm-2" for="status">Participants:</label>

    <div class="row" style="border: 1px solid red">
    	<div class="col-xs-12">
    		<cfoutput query="qGetParticipants" group="securityRoleNameTx">
        		<div class="header" class="col-xs-2 col-sm-offset-2">#securityRoleNameTx#</div>
                	 <div class="collapse">
                                         <input type="checkbox" name="part" id="part" value="#userKey#" <cfif listFindNoCase(locParticiopants,userKey)>checked</cfif>> #trim(lastName)#, #trim(firstName)#


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Suddenly, every time I open word I get the following message:

Word cannot save this file because it is already open elsewhere.

I am clueless as to how to fix this somewhat annoying problem.
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I have an eight (8) page brochure which prints on two (2) physical pages.  I want to add 4 more pages (which will then be printing on three (3) physical pages).

The brochure is designed in landscape to be folded so I employed this pagination system.
8    1
2    7
6    3
4    5  <==Turnaround page

In adding more pages, the brochure should look life this...
12     1
2     11
10    3
4      9
8      5
6      7 <==Turnaround page

However, when I break the link between 4 and 5 wanting to link 5 to 6, etc., all my text on pages 6, 7 and 8 disappear.

How do I break page 4-5 link without losing all my text in the pages that follow page 5?  

P.S. I cannot attach a file since Publishers files are so large.  I can email it to you.
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how do i mask my webpages extensions, are aspx, is any way to hide the extension
tsm you guys
I do not know how to edit the area highlighted in red below, within Powerpoint.
We have a magazine layout created in in design.

We have received multiple full page adverts in pdf with crop marks.

when I place the advert, what is the easiest way to place it so the crop marks dont show.

We are unable to open in illustrator and remove the crop marks as we do not have the fonts.

Any ideas would be great.
I have a 15 page document to prepare, where there will be about 6 sections. I'd like the section title to print on the header for each page in that section.

How do I do this?

Also, what kinds other extra Word formatting niceties can I use?

I do my web page and i'm triing to google finde it via Search console tools,
im wondering how long it takes for google engine to index my page and i be able to finde it by keywords and description in the code,
is any expert advice?
Hi I am trying to print a page and when I print it on IE it shows as taking 47 pages, and it is distorted where everything seems to be shifted to the left side and even when printing the 47 pages it only prints a small portion of the text due to the shift.

I tried it on firefox and it does the same distortion, except it only takes up 18 pages, But none of the 18 pages have the data that I need because it is cut out and the text seems to be shifted.

I tried it on chrome and in chrome there is no shifting, however it still takes up 30 pages. And even when taking up 30 pages it still looks nothing like the actual webpage does (it changes the formatting by shifting each row of data down to the next line rather then showing it vertically as the web page shows it).

I even tried highlighting the text and copping it and pasting it into Microsoft word and in word it still shifts the horizontal data downwards and it ends up being 52 pages long.

Is there any way (maybe with an add on or a program) to save a page just as it is laid out on the screen when viewing in the browser?

Also below is the link to the page I am trying to save / print out
Today we copied QuarkXPress 9.50 files from a Windows 2008R2 file server to X200 Isilon v7.2.0.5 storage device.  RoboCopy was used to copy the files from Windows server to the Isilon storage device.  We have confirmed that it was a clean copy because excel and word files can be opened and save.  This also shows that the user has write permissions to the files on the Isilon.
QuarkXPress is running on a Windows 7 desktop.  It appears when Quark v9 opens a file it either corrupts it opening it or when it saves it. The following error messages are displayed when opening a previously saved file
This document cannot be opened by this version of QuarkXPress (16)
This project is locked.  Changes cannot be saved.  (315)

If the file does open, it cannot be saved.  Only the save as option is available.
In the QuarkXPress open file form it displays the version number of the selected file.  Clicking on a file saved on the Isilon indicates the version number is not known.

Looking for any ideas how to resolve this issue.
I have a report that prints a list of items and then their total.  There are groups (such as all the percentage discounted items are grouped together and the flat value discounted items are together, and the like) but the user does not want any subtotals.

I put the grandtotal in the page footer.  I was going to put the grandtotal in the report footer, but there is a proprietary statement that has to show up at the bottom of each page.  So here is what I did, and so far it is almost working:

I put both the grandtotal and the proprietary statement in the page footer (the grandtotal line above the proprietary), and put some code in to see if it is a one page report or a multipage report.  If it is a one page report, the page footer prints normally, if it has more than one page, the grandtotal area controls are set to white so that the user does not see them, on the previous pages and then on the last page the controls are set back to black.

Now here is the issue.  This actually works except sometimes the report will print with a second page with no details lines on it but the grandtotal is at the bottom.  

How does Access decide there should be multiple pages?  To me, when I see the report with all the records filling the detail section, should only be one page, but the pages property shows 2, and like I said there is nothing in page 2's detail section.

I hope this makes sense.
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basically the title tells my question. I am using Apple Pages 5.2.2 (1877) on Mavericks. what I see and what i want to do are given in below screenshot.
Apple Pagesi have no idea why such a simple job for MS Word seems so difficult in Apple Pages. :(
thanks for your help.
Hey Everyone,

My client has tasked me with updating outdated documentation. The content includes old screenshots that must be replaced. A few of the screenshots contain annotations in balloons (for lack of a better word) which I need to recreate. e.g.

Sample of Screenshot with Annotation
As I don't know who wrote this document, I can't reach out to this person to ask what tool they used. I know this question is a bit nonstandard, but can anyone take an educated guess? :)

Can someone point me to blogs, sites, magazines and videos on how to lay out text and graphics on a flyer or poster. And choose colors.  Using templates are okay.  But how about if you need to design something from scratch.

I wonder  word document print both sides of page of a word or power poinjt etc document.

I have printer of below model
 Canon mf624cw
please advise
I have a large PDF (700 pages). I want to create a table of contents from the contents page in the document. I want a link for every chapter in the book.

I want to read the book in the kindle desktop for windows app and to be able to easily navigate between chapters.

I've looked high a low to find a solution but so far haven't been successful.

Supposedly  Calibre is the software to use but I haven't been able to figure it out.

Can anyone suggest the simplest and free way of doing this.

Note: I have also tried doing it in word but due to the size of the file I have not been able to convert the file to word without my system crashing. Also I've read that you can add a page to your PDF in acrobat and create links from that page but can't seem to do this without the paid version of adobe?

When I need to move something, I select it and hit the keyboard a thousand times. Isn't there a faster way to move some text or an image from one side to the other?

Do they know about drag and drop ??

This program has some big usability issues.


Page Layout Software

Page layout, also known as desktop publishing, is the part of graphic design that deals in the arrangement of visual elements on a page. It generally involves organizational principles of composition to achieve specific communication objectives. With print media, elements usually consist of type (text), images (pictures), and occasionally place-holder graphics for elements that are not printed with ink such as die/laser cutting, foil stamping or blind embossing. Commonly used programs include Adobe PageMaker and InDesign, Corel Ventura, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher and Xara, along with more specialized programs such as TeX, LaTeX and LyX.

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