Card making in the hottest CorelDRAW

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Card making in CorelDRAW (bottom)

select the text tool of the toolbox, click the mouse at any place in the working window and drag in a certain direction, and a rectangular box will be drawn in the window. There is a mark that can change the size of this box in the lower right corner or right below this box. Press and hold here with the mouse and drag in a certain direction to change the horizontal or vertical size of this box, Here, we set this box to 170mm x 257mm (assuming that the size of the finished product is A4 paper and the four peripheral distances are 2cm respectively), as shown in Figure 2. Click the left mouse button in this box to input text

in a normal book or magazine, it is impossible to only have some simple symbols such as words. We will also insert some pictures and other objects according to the needs of different article contents or layouts. In CorelDRAW, you can not only insert foreign pictures processed by other software, but also create some pictures by using its own powerful drawing function. No matter what form the pictures are introduced, we should embed them into the text

inserting pictures into text is very simple. Just select the picture to be inserted and set it in "paragraph text wrapping" on the format toolbar. In this tool, CorelDRAW provides us with rich text wrapping functions, which can wrap pictures left or right, up or down, or four sides, etc., as shown in Figure 3

when inserting pictures into the text, CorelDRAW's good prepress automation function has preset the standard splicing specification of pictures and texts for us. Of course, we can also make some customized settings according to our own preferences or layout needs to make the embedding of pictures and texts more beautiful or reasonable. Figure 4 shows the effect of inserting the picture into the text

if the text and picture contents of the required books or magazines are all input, we need to put the arranged contents into the paper to print or enlarge the printing plate on the printing machine. This step is also very simple. We just need to select all the arranged contents containing objects such as pictures, and then use the alignment tool to align this content to the center of the paper, or to any place on the paper. Figure 5 shows the effect of aligning the text and text to the center of the paper. This method is applicable to the default page format of the software to arrange multi page continuous versions

the above-mentioned typesetting according to the default method of CorelDRAW means that only one page of the layout content in the finished page number is placed on a page. If you want to continue to arrange the contents of the next page in the same document, you need to add a new page number to place it

in addition to aligning the arranged graphic content with the default paper center of CorelDRAW as mentioned above, you can also draw a rectangular box that is consistent with the actual paper size as a virtual page, so that you can put more page content on a page. If you put it according to the printed sheet, you can put 16 or 32 page content on a page without adding a new page number

when making page layout, we will use a lot of objects such as headers and footers. There are good items to automatically arrange headers and footers in general typesetting software, but this function is not included in CorelDRAW, but we can manually place them through the powerful graphics and layout functions of this software. In this regard, CorelDRAW is slightly less than PageMaker, QuarkXPress and other software, but this does not mean that CorelDRAW cannot do this. On the contrary, sometimes it may have a more beautiful effect than it

if you want to arrange the header and footer items on the page, you can first make the header and footer in the blank space next to it, and then arrange the header and footer to any position we want through the functions of copy, paste, arrangement and alignment. As shown in Figure 8, it is the page rendering with header and footer added

2. Precautions during typesetting

other layout settings in Book typesetting are basically similar to office software such as word and Jinshan office, such as paragraph, word and line spacing, font size change, cutting and copying, movement, alignment, first word sinking, tab Tables (you can make any complex form of report in CorelDRAW, but you can't automatically calculate or generate charts like professional tabulation software such as Excel), etc. Basically, all these operations can be realized by calling the corresponding function items in the "text" menu in the menu bar

after typesetting, if the text is placed according to the default page format of CorelDRAW, page numbers, binding lines and other layout items can be automatically generated in the "print" item, and the page number order can be changed at will; If virtual pages are used on the same page number (that is, large rectangular boxes such as paper are drawn to replace the default actual paper of CorelDRAW) to arrange the graphic content, some page numbers and other items need to be manually adjusted. Some people may think that manual adjustment is not suitable for book typesetting with multiple pages. In fact, this is an unnecessary consideration: first, ordinary printing houses rarely receive thick books for printing, while professional printing houses mainly print books, and the typesetting software used is basically beidafang genuine software. Compared with widely circulated magazines or similar publicity albums, the page number is mostly only between one and two hundred pages; Second, we can use CorelDRAW's powerful copy and paste functions to achieve; Because the copy and paste function of CorelDRAW is comparable to that of few software. Although this "stupid" method is indeed too complex for hundreds of pages of books, it also brings us a more free page arrangement form. Using this method, we can easily arrange the page numbers anywhere we want without worrying about the wrong position

most people who are used to PageMaker, Peking University Founder, QuarkXPress and other typesetting software think that using CorelDRAW to typeset is too slow. In fact, this is completely a problem of not arranging the number of pages in a file. Compared with the above-mentioned software, CorelDRAW is a little inconvenient for the operation speed of documents with more than 50 or 60 pages, but in fact, it is very troublesome for late plate makers to discharge dozens or even hundreds of pages into a document at the beginning of resin pouring at the same time. In order to make a printing plate, they still have to take out these pages and rearrange them in order to make a printing plate. For the printed matter with too many page numbers, we don't need to arrange all the page documents in one document. We can adjust the number of pages in the document according to the actual situation during printing. For example, if the maximum printing page of the printing machine can only print 16 page numbers, then we can arrange 16 page documents into one document, which not only speeds up the speed of document operation, but also makes it convenient to make a large version to make a plate. In this way, A 300 page book only needs to be made into about 20 documents. Although at first glance, it seems that there are too many documents, which is not as convenient as a document such as PageMaker, for plate makers, a document is just the number of pages of a standard printed version, and many plate makers also like to use CorelDRAW to spell the large version. If this grammar is adopted, a document is a version, It is very convenient to operate

many typesetters believe that CorelDRAW does not have the convenience of PageMaker when arranging graphics, which is also the result of poor understanding of CorelDRAW. In CorelDRAW, the graphics of pictures are only better than CorelDRAW, We can not only arrange the patterns in the form of links like PageMaker (it looks clearer and more eye-catching than in PageMaker. If we want to achieve this clear effect with PageMaker, the speed advantage of PageMaker will disappear), but also import all the patterns into the file. Whether to adopt links when importing patterns can be selected in the dialog box when importing patterns

in professional typesetting software such as PageMaker and QuarkXPress, there is a "binding" function to bind several documents into one document. This is a pity in CorelDRAW that it does not bring convenience to our typesetting work. At the same time, it makes it difficult for us to arrange the catalogue of books - we must make the catalogue manually

the arranged layout file is ultimately to take out the film and make it into a printed version. In this process, many people who are new to typesetting work ignore a serious problem - the information between and/H4 is more important for font compatibility. Except for some large printing plants, most printing plants can complete typesetting and other work, but rarely complete the output work by themselves. Instead, they send it to some export companies specializing in output work to produce films or even make printing plates. At this time, the files will be transferred from the enterprise to the output company, so we have to consider the problem of font compatibility. If it is only a document with oneortwo pages, we can convert all the words into curves, but this method is not suitable for documents with multiple pages; The other method is to save all documents in EPS format. Although this method is good, it may sometimes bring some other problems, and also increase the physical storage of documents, such as machine collision; The best way is to store both the default CDR file of CorelDRAW and the general EPS file in the industry in a storage body (such as CD or Mo), and copy the fonts used in the file into the storage body at the same time, so that after the file is transferred, there is no need to worry about unnecessary trouble due to font compatibility

now, some foreign-funded and some mainland large printing enterprises have begun to have production processes such as remote manuscript revision, manuscript reading, proofing and printing, as well as online document circulation. This requires our producers not only to do a good job in typesetting, composition, output and other work, but also to learn to network the circulating documents - HTML documents or PDF documents. HTML file is a page file used on the network. The physical storage capacity of the file is required to be as small as possible to facilitate browsing and circulation on the network. These precautions can be selected in the output to Interner item in the "file" menu. In addition to making HTML files for online circulation, sometimes we have to convert files into another standard file that can be circulated on any operating platform and in any language - PDF files. This kind of file can circulate according to the style we have arranged on the local computer, regardless of the operating system or the language installed in the system. The precautions for outputting such files can be set and selected in the function item of publishing PDF files in the "file" menu

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