Finding and replacing tags

You can search a publication for occurrences of paragraph, character, or frame tags. You can replace tags that have been applied in a publication. For example, you can replace a character tag with a paragraph tag, and a paragraph tag with a character tag. However, you can only replace a frame tag with another frame tag. You can apply a character or paragraph tag to text in a publication. For example, you can apply a character tag to each occurrence of your company's name throughout a...

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This first line of text is tight tracking. The second line of text is loose tracking. You can adjust the tracking of normal text and words in justified text. You can set an automatic character spacing value. You can also adjust tracking values. 2 Click Format Paragraph properties. 5 From the Type list box in the Character tracking area, choose one of the following When you set the tracking for a paragraph, only the selected paragraph is affected. You can also set...

Using Cascading Style Sheets

Instead of mapping HTML tags, you can customize the HTML conversion by applying a Cascading Style Sheet to a publication, chapter, or page. You can also publish a page using a Cascading Style Sheet layout. When you apply a Cascading Style Sheet to an HTML document, the document uses the Cascading Style Sheet to define its style formatting. You choose which Cascading Style Sheet to apply to an HTML document and what portion of the document uses the Cascading Style Sheet. You can also create an...

To insert bar code objects

1 Select the frame you want to add a bar code to. 3 Click Corel BARCODE 10 from the Object type list. 4 Follow the steps provided by the Corel BARCODE wizard. t Bar codes generated by the Corel BARCODE wizard are OLE objects and as such cannot be rotated in Corel Ventura. You can click Back at any time to make changes to a previous step. You can edit a bar code object by double-clicking the bar code and following the steps provided by the Corel BARCODE wizard.

Whats new in Corel Ventura

Corel Ventura has new and enhanced features that let you create professional-looking publications. The following table shows the new features and what they do. Lets you make interface items transparent, including the menu bar, toolbars, and dockers Lets you select from more than 50 new bitmap effects Lets you match colors between various devices, such as scanners, digital cameras, printers, and monitors. You can access this feature by clicking Tools Color management. Lets you specify one-to-one...

To automatically adjust line spacing if the font size changes

If the Details button displays, click Details. 4 From the Auto-adjust list box, choose one of the following Percentage lets you change the spacing in proportion to the font size Add lets you change the spacing by an absolute amount for example, if the font size increases by two points, the spacing also increases by two points None makes no adjustment You can change the unit of measurement by right-clicking in a dialog box control that specifies a measurement...

Setting picture display

When bitmaps are output to paper or film they are represented by a dense pattern of dots called a halftone screen. You can adjust the screen settings of individual grayscale images. By default, frames use the publication's picture display settings, however, you can control the resolution and memory settings for a bitmap in a frame. The resolution and memory size settings work in combination and they work best when they are increased or decreased together. For information about setting picture...

Working with color trapping

Trapping intentionally overlaps colors so that minor problems with the alignment of printing plates are not noticed. To overlap colors and create color trapping, one color must overprint the other. Overprinting works best when the top color is much darker than the underlying color otherwise, an undesirable third color may result for example, cyan over yellow may result in a green object . You can choose to preserve overprint settings if you want to trap objects in a document. You can set...

Automatically filling table cells with data

The Corel Ventura autofill feature can save you time and reduce data-entry errors. You can automatically fill rows or columns with exact copies of cell data, sequential data, or data that follows a pattern. The autofill feature automatically recognizes the following patterns months either Jan, Feb, Mar, or January, February, March weekdays either Mon, Tues, Wed, or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday quarters Q1,Q2,Q3, and Q4 The autofill feature uses the data in the first cell s of a sequence to...

To choose an anchor type

3 Right-click the place in the publication where you want the frame to be anchored. 4 Choose one of the following anchor types In-Line positions the frame on the baseline of the text containing the anchor symbol Above line positions the frame directly above the anchor symbol Below line positions the frame directly below the anchor symbol Column top positions the frame at the top of the text column containing the anchor symbol Column bottom positions the frame at the bottom of the text column...

Adding symbols and special characters

Corel Ventura allows you to insert symbols and special characters in text. Symbols are characters that are neither numbers nor letters for example, special characters are typographic characters for example, copyright , or em and en dashes . Most fonts contain a mixture of symbols and special characters that you can use in addition to the letters, numbers, symbols, and punctuation marks available on your keyboard. Some fonts may not include the same characters as others. The ANSI character set...

Converting bitmaps to the duotone color mode

A bitmap in the duotone color mode is simply a grayscale bitmap that has been enhanced with one to three additional colors. A duotone bitmap can be monotone, duotone, tritone, or quadtone. You can choose new inks for duotone conversion. This is an example of a bitmap converted to the duotone color mode. You can create interesting effects using the tone curve settings that adjust the distribution of the ink across light to dark values. For more information on tone curves, see Tone curves in the...

Creating hyperlinks in an HTML document

Hyperlinks are spots within the publication that allow you to link to another part of the publication or to link to another document on the Web. If you are creating a hyperlink to another part of the same Corel Ventura publication, then you need to create a marker. A marker acts as a target for the hyperlink For more information about creating markers, see To insert a crossreference to a page or chapter on page 296. You can create a hyperlink using an Internet URL, an e-mail address, a file, or...

To change the page tag properties of the default template

3 Click Page Page tag properties. 5 Choose a preset page size from the Page size list box. If you want to specify the page size, type values in the Width and Height boxes. 6 Enable one of the following options Portrait sets the height of the page greater than the width Landscape sets the width of the page greater than the height 8 Choose the X Documents and settings username Applic.ation data Corel VenturalO folder, where X indicates the drive where you installed your operating system. 9 Type...

To manually restore the default template

2 Click Start on the Windows taskbar. 3 Click Search For files or folders. 4 Type Default.vp in the Search for files or folders named 6 Right-click Default.vp, and click Delete. The initial settings for the Default.vp template are created when you first open Corel Ventura. If you delete the file, a new one is created the next time you open Corel Ventura. If you create a new Default.vp template, each new publication you create using will be based on the new Default.vp template.

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The first line of text is proper kerning. The second line of text is poor kerning. Tracking and kerning settings are specific to each publication. Your tracking and kerning settings only change how the font is displayed. They do not change the actual font. You can also import the kerning and tracking values from other publications. Kerning is used to adjust the spacing between pairs of characters. For example WA, when they appear next to one another in a given...

Setting vertical justification for paragraphs and paragraph tags

You can apply vertical justification to paragraphs in a publication. For more effective vertical justification throughout a publication, you can set vertical justification for the paragraph tags that you are using, and have the settings apply to each paragraph using that tag. To set vertical justification for a paragraph 2 Click Format Paragraph properties. 4 In the Vertical justification area, type a value in the following boxes Max above sets the maximum amount of space that can be added...

Printing and saving the shortcut keys list

Corel Ventura lets you print a list of shortcut keys. You can also save a list of the shortcut keys to a file format that applications such as word processors or spreadsheets can open. 2 In the Workspace category, double-click Customize, and click Commands. 2 In the Workspace category, double-click Customize, and click Commands. 6 Choose the drive and directory in which you want to save the file. 7 Type a filename in the File name box.

Inserting and displaying footnotes

Footnotes can be inserted in any text, frame, or table in a publication. When you insert a footnote in a publication, a mark displays where you insert the footnote. This mark can be a number or a mark of your choosing. For more information about numbering styles, see Specifying and customizing footnote or endnote numbering styles on page 334. You must then add reference text to accompany the footnote, such as the publication source of a citation. This is an example of how footnotes display on a...

To hide or display pictures

Click When you hide a picture, you can specify that the picture's filename be displayed automatically in the frame where the picture is hidden by clicking Tools Options, clicking View in the Workspace category, and enabling the Label hidden pictures check box.

Grouping and layering frames or graphic objects

You can group an unlimited number of frames or graphic objects. You can also ungroup frames or graphic objects. This is an example of a single object created from three graphic objects. Once you have grouped frames or graphic objects, you can select a single frame or graphic object within the group to make changes to the single item without changing other items in the group. You can change the layering order of a frame or graphic object, or you can reverse the layering order of multiple frames...

Managing tracking and kerning values

If you have defined tracking values for a publication, you can use those settings in another publication by importing the tracking values. This means that you can set tracking values once and import them into other publications. Kerning values that you have set in a particular publication can be used in other publications. You can import kerning values to the current publication, and you can export your kerning values to a text file. This text file can be edited in Corel Ventura or any text...

Inserting text in headers and footers

You can add text to a header or footer. Text that is added in page tag view, will appear on each page with that page tag applied. Text that is added to a header or footer in page layout view will only appear on that page. You can insert the current chapter and page number in headers and footers. When you do this, Corel Ventura inserts a code that will automatically update the chapter or page number if a chapter or page changes position in the publication. For more information about chapter and...

Controlling picture display settings

Corel Ventura lets you control how pictures are displayed in a publication. You can choose to hide pictures, which can significantly decrease the time it takes to scroll through a publication. You can hide all the pictures in the publication or only selected pictures. If you hide a picture, you can display the picture's filename in the picture frame instead of leaving it blank. You also have control over the resolution and memory settings for all pictures in a publication. You can specify to...

Click Format Bitmap Transform Threshold

3 Choose a color channel from the Channel list box 4 In the Threshold area, enable one of the following options To black lets you set the amount of black in the final bitmap To white lets you set the amount of white in the final bitmap Bi-Level lets you divide the bitmap colors between high and low values 5 Type values in any of the following boxes Low-level lets you set the brightness level of the darkest color High-level lets you set the brightness level of the lightest bitmap color Threshold...

Numbering chapters and pages

You can apply page numbers to a chapter. You can insert a single page or chapter number in a publication. You can also insert a page number using a tag. 1 Click Publication Chapter properties. 3 Choose a numbering style from the Initial chapter list box in the Counters area. Start a chapter with a specific page If you change the numbering style or rearrange the publication, page numbers are automatically updated. However, you can also manually update the page numbering in a publication. For...

Creating and displaying headers and footers

With larger publications, headers and footers provide a good way to help your readers keep track of where they are. Even in short publications, headers and footers can display tides, chapter names, page numbers, dates, times, company logos, and publication names. This is an example of headers and footers. Headers and footers must be enabled for a page tag before you can create them on a page. By default, Corel Ventura enables headers and footers on each page tag and each page, and automatically...

To create an index file

1 Click Publication Table of contents index. 3 Type a title for the index in the Title box. 5 Type a name for the chapter in which to place your index in the Chapter box. If a chapter already exists, choose the chapter's name from the Chapter list box. 6 Type a name for the index file in the File box. By default, the chapter's file name will be the same as the index title. You do not have to create an index file before inserting index entries. The index entries are added to the default index...

To set halftone screening

2 Click Format Frame properties. 5 Choose a shape from the Halftone type list box. 6 Type an angle in the Screen angle box. 7 Type a frequency in the Frequency box. t A halftone screen converts a continuous-tone image into an image composed of tiny dots. Resolution determines the amount of detail a picture contains and refers to the number of dots per inch in the picture. When you choose a halftone type, you specify the shape of the dots the printer uses to print the picture. The Default type...

Applying pattern fills

You can apply two-color, full-color, or bitmap pattern fills to the inside of frames, graphic objects, and text. A two-color pattern fill is composed of only the two colors you choose. A full-color pattern fill is a more complex vector graphic that can be composed of lines and fills. A bitmap pattern fill is a bitmap, and its complexity is determined by its size, image resolution, and bit depth. You can also create a custom two-color pattern fill, or create a pattern fill from an imported...

To import an XML file using a mapping file

1 In Corel Ventura, click File Import text. If you prefer, you can open an XML file by clicking File Open. 2 Choose XML - Extensible Markup Language from the Files of type list box. 3 Choose the drive and folder where the XML file is stored. 5 In the Select mapping file dialog box, click Browse. 6 Choose the drive and folder where the mapping file is stored. If you need to make changes to the mapping file, you can access the XML Mapping Editor by clicking XML Mapping Editor.

To create a bulleted list using a custom bullet format

1 Select the paragraphs that will comprise the list. 2 Click Format Paragraph properties. If the Details button is displayed, click Details. 4 Choose Bullet character from the Effect type list box. 5 Select the font that contains the symbol you want to use as a bullet. Common fonts for bullets include the Symbol and Wingdings fonts. 6 Choose a bullet character from the Character list box. Change the spacing between the bullet and text following the bullet Change the color of the bullet...

Moving and rotating frames or graphic objects

You can move frames or graphic objects. You can also nudge frames or graphic objects. The nudge distance determines how far a selected frame or graphic object will move when you press an arrow key. You can adjust the nudge distance. You can also choose different settings for horizontal and vertical nudging. You can rotate a frame or graphic object. This is an example of the rotation of an object. This is an example of the rotation of an object. 1 Select a frame or graphic object. 3 Click the...

To fill cells with incremental values

1 Click in the cell that contains the value with which you want the sequence to begin, and drag to the last cell you want to fill. 2 Click Table Autofill Series. 3 In the Direction area, enable one of the following options 4 In the Type area, enable one of the following options Growth multiplies the information by the value indicated in the Step value box Linear adds the value indicated in the Step value box 5 In the Step value box, type the value you want to use as the increment. If you...

To enable the gamut alarm

1 Click Tools Color management. 3 Enable the Highlight display colors out of printer gamut If you want to show CMYK in percentages, enable the Show CMYK in percentages check box. Change the warning color of the gamut alarm Enable the Map spot colors into CMYK gamut check box. Open the Warning color picker, and click a color. Display simulation of a composite printer output Display simulation of a color separations printer output Display simulation of a separations printer on a composite printer...

Working with imposition layouts

Working with imposition layouts lets you print more than one page of a document on each sheet of paper. You can choose a preset imposition layout to create documents such as magazines and books to print on a commercial printing press produce documents that involve cutting or folding, such as mailing labels, business cards, pamphlets, or greeting cards or print multiple thumbnails of a document on one page. You can also edit a preset imposition layout to create your own layout. You can select a...

To import a text file at the cursor

1 In a publication, click where you want to import the text. 3 Choose the drive and folder where the file is stored. If applicable, choose a sort type from the Sort type list box. 6 Enable the Insert at cursor check box. 7 Enable one or more of the following check boxes Suppress Panose substitutes fonts according to the Corel Ventura substitution table, instead of using Panose font matching Ignore style ignores all styles that are applied to the text. However, any local attributes that were...

To import a text file

1 Select a page by clicking its border. 3 Choose the drive and folder where the file is stored. 5 Choose a sort type from the Sort type list box. 7 Enable one or more of the following check boxes Suppress PANOSE substitutes fonts according to the Corel Ventura substitution table, instead of using PANOSE font matching Ignore style ignores all styles that are applied to the text, however, any local attributes that were applied are kept. Ignore style attributes ignores any formatting applied using...

To sort data in a single column

2 Click Table Select Table. 4 In the Sort by area, from the first list box, choose the column you want to sort. The columns are referenced numerically from left to right. 5 From the second list box, choose the type of data to sort. 6 Enable one of the following options 7 Enable the Sort column only check box. If you use header rows in tables, they will not be sorted with the rest of the data in the table. If there are two or more paragraphs in a cell, only the first is used for sorting. If you...

To sort data by two or three columns

2 Click Table Select Table. 4 In the Sort by area, from the first list box, choose a column. The columns are referenced numerically from left to right. 5 Enable one of the following options 6 In the Then by area, from the first list box, choose the column by which you want to resolve duplicate entries. The columns are referenced numerically from left to right. 7 From the second list box, choose the type of data to sort. Use the first Then by area to resolve duplicated entries for the first...

Adding and editing kern pairs for a font

Kern pairs are built-in character pairs in a font such as Ly, ff, or AT that use specific spacing values. You can add character pairs and edit the kerning settings of others. Corel Ventura uses these settings when automatic kerning is applied. Only fonts that contain these built-in kerning pairs are affected by automatic kerning. Each kern setting is made for a specific font and style and is case sensitive, for example, the setting for WO will not apply to wo. You can reset kerning settings for...

Adding joining and deleting nodes

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If you can't shape the path to the desired shape by moving the existing nodes, you can add nodes to a path. You can also remove unwanted nodes to smooth the shape of an object. You can select the nodes that you want to remove yourself, or you can automatically remove unnecessary nodes within a specified distance of each other. You can close an open path by joining its two end nodes. You can also split a curve object. You can make nodes smooth, cusped, or symmetrical. 1 Select a curve object...