Crossreferencing pictures tables and captions

Corel Ventura lets you cross-reference the pictures and tables in your publication if they are contained in a frame. You can also cross-reference frame captions in a publication. Before cross-referencing pictures, tables, and frame captions, you must name the frame that contains the picture, table, or caption, because the frame name acts as a marker for the cross-reference. For more information about naming frames, see To name a frame on page 113. When you insert a picture or table...

To customize footnote reference style

1 Click Publication Chapter properties. 3 Enable the Footnotes check box. 4 In the Footnotes area, enable the Custom mark option. 5 In the Custom mark box, type the footnote mark you want to use. You can type any characters you want. Each reference marker must be separated by a space for example, if you want to use an asterisk (*) as the footnote reference, you must type * ** *** **** ***** n Custom mark box, with spaces between each incremental marker. Corel Ventura uses the following scheme...

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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...

Shaping frames or graphic objects

In Corel Ventura, you can shape frames or graphic objects. You can round all the corners of a square or rectangle frame or graphic object at the same time. When you round the corners, each corner node splits into two, and an arc is drawn between the two nodes. The amount of rounding is determined by how far apart you separate the two nodes. You can also shape a circle or ellipse frame or graphic object into a pie shape. Circles and ellipses have only one node, but when you drag the node, it...

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 align the last line in a paragraph

If the Details button is displayed, click Details. 4 Choose one of the following from the Horizontal list box Justified Last Line Left lets you align the last line at the left margin or the left indent Justified Last Line Centered lets you center the last line between the left and right margins or indents Justified Last Line Right lets you align the last line at the right margin or the right indent Justified Last Line Justified lets you align the last line...

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...

Assigning and applying common tags

Regular toolbar buttons, menu commands, and shortcut keys apply to a Corel Ventura workspace, not to a specific publication. Common tags apply to a specific publication. Therefore, if you open a publication on a different computer, the common tag keyboard shortcut will remain active. There are 10 common tag shortcut keys Ctrl 0 to Ctrl 9 , which Corel Ventura assigns to some of the default paragraph tags. However, you can change those assignments, and you can assign other common tag shortcut...

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.

Setting the interline spacing used during vertical justification

You can set the interline spacing based on a paragraph tag or you can choose a custom setting. To set interline spacing based on a paragraph tag to be used during vertical justification 1 Click Publication Chapter properties. 3 Enable the Paragraph tag option in the Interline snap vertical justification setting area. 4 Choose a paragraph tag from the Paragraph tag list box. To set a custom interline spacing to be used during vertical justification 1 Click Publication Chapter properties. 4 Type...

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...

Optimizing PDF files

You can optimize PDF files for different versions of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can select a compatibility depending upon what kind of viewer the recipients have. In Corel Ventura, you can select one of three compatibilities Adobe Acrobat 3.0, Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or PDF X-1. Different compatibilities have different options for example, the bleed option is only available for Adobe Acrobat 4.0 and PDF X-1. To optimize viewing of a PDF document on the Web, you can linearize a PDF...

Fixing formatting errors

You can fix formatting errors that occur in frames, tables, or pages that contain text. A red X displays if you try to apply formatting to the text that makes it unable to fit in the frame, table, or page or to flow to a new frame, table, or page. You can fix the formatting error manually or you can let Corel Ventura fix the error for you. Some typical formatting errors include the paragraph formatting does not allow the text to fit or to break a single, large object or a number of smaller...

Assigning deleting and restoring shortcut keys

Although Corel Ventura has preset shortcut keys, you can change these or add your own shortcut keys to suit your working style. You can assign shortcut keys to the commands and text styles that you use the most, and you can delete shortcut keys. When you change keyboard shortcuts, the changes are saved in a file called an accelerator table. Corel Ventura comes with two accelerator tables which can be customized to suit your work habits the main table, which contains all non-text related...

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...

To use a break tag to restart autonumbering

4 Type a tag name in the New tag name box. 5 From the Copy properties from list box, choose the tag on which you want to base the break tag, and click OK. 6 Select the paragraph you want to use to restart autonumbering. 7 Choose the break tag from the Paragraph tag list box on the property bar. When you use a break tag, make sure you do not use it for any formatting other than to restart paragraph numbering.

Autonumbering paragraphs formatted with tags

You can automatically number paragraphs using preset or custom styles. The paragraph numbering begins with the start number you specify. You can use a break tag if you want to restart the numbering or create two or more lists of automatically numbered paragraphs in the same chapter. This is an example of automatically numbered tag-formatted paragraphs. You can stop and restart autonumbering at a specific position. You can also update autonumbering.

To change interline spacing using a custom format

If the Details button is displayed, click Details. 4 Type a value in the Inter-line box. Change interline spacing to fit a larger than normal font Add space above a paragraph only if the paragraph is at the top of a column or frame Enable the Grow inter-line space to fit check box. Enable the Add above space at column top check box. Enable the Above space only at column top check box. You can change the unit of measurement by right-clicking in a dialog box...

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...

To enable automatic hyphenation for a character tag

1 Select text that is formatted with a character tag. 2 Click Format Character tag properties. 4 Enable the Automatic hyphenation check box. 5 Choose a language from the Language list box. You can change the settings for automatic hyphenation. For more information, see To change automatic hyphenation settings on page 92. You can also enable automatic hyphenation for a paragraph by clicking a paragraph, clicking Format Paragraph properties, and clicking the General tab.

To adjust the brightness contrast and intensity of a bitmap

1 Select a frame that contains a bitmap. 2 Click Format Bitmap Adjust Brightness-contrast-intensity. 3 Move one or more of the following sliders Brightness lets you lighten or darken a bitmap Contrast lets you adjust the distinction between light and dark areas Intensity lets you adjust the brighter areas of a picture by making them brighter or darker

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...

Copying or mirroring page tag properties

The page tag view displays both the left- and the right-facing page tag. When formatting your page tags, you can format one of the facing pages, and then either mirror or copy the properties from the formatted page to the facing page of the page tag. When you copy or mirror page tag properties, the columns, margins, and color fills on a page tag are automatically copied or mirrored. Frames and graphic objects do not automatically copy or mirror. You can copy and mirror frames or graphic objects...

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 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 format the column breaks of a paragraph

2 Click Format Paragraph properties. 4 In the Column break list box, choose one of the following None lets you specify that no column break is required Before lets you insert a column break before the selected paragraph After lets you insert a column break after the selected paragraph Before amp after lets you insert a column break both before and after the selected paragraph

Printing printers marks

Printer's marks lets you print information on a page about how a work should be printed. You can set crop fold marks, bleed limits, and registration marks print composite crop fold marks, color calibration marks, and densitometer scales and include page numbers and file information, such as the job name and date. You can also specify the position of the printer's marks on the page. The available printer's marks are as follows Crop fold marks represent the size of the paper and print at 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...

Preparing a print job for a service bureau

You can use the Prepare for service bureau wizard to guide you through the process of sending a file to a service bureau. The wizard simplifies processes such as creating PostScript and PDF files gathering different pieces required for outputting an image and copying the original image, embedded image files, and fonts to a specified location. You can print a publication to a file, which lets the service bureau send the file directly to an output device. If a PostScript file is to be trapped or...

To change automatic hyphenation settings

2 Click Format Paragraph properties. 4 Enable the Automatic hyphenation check box. 5 Choose a language from the Language list box. 7 In the Hyphenation zones area, type a value in any of the following boxes Minimum word size to hyphenate lets you define the shortest word that can be hyphenated Minimum no. of letters before hyphen lets you define the minimum number of letters before a hyphen Minimum no. of letters after hyphen lets you define the minimum number of letters after a hyphen 8 Type a...

Reducing PDF file size

You can compress bitmaps, text, and line art to reduce the size of a PDF file. Bitmap compression options include JPEG, LZW, and ZIP formats. Bitmaps using JPEG compression have a quality scale ranging from 2 high to 255 low . The higher the image quality, the larger the file size. Downsampling color, grayscale, or monochrome bitmaps also reduces file size. 1 Click File Publish as Publish to PDF. 4 Choose one of the following from the Compression type list box JQ If you choose JPEG compression,...

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 map Corel Ventura tags to HTML tags

Perform this step only if the HTML setup area is not displayed. 3 In the HTML setup area, click Text. 4 In the Text HTML formatting dialog box, enable the Enable customization check box. 5 Choose a Corel Ventura tag from the list. 6 With the Corel Ventura tag selected, click in the HTML tag column to open the HTML tag list box. 7 From the HTML tag list box, choose the HTML tag to which you want to map the Corel Ventura tag.

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...

To delete a marker or a crossreference

2 On the property bar, click the Show codes button. 3 Select the marker or cross-reference. In copy editor view, the characters lt M precede the marker the characters lt R precede the cross-reference. Ql You can delete a marker or cross-reference in page layout view by selecting the cross-reference or marker, both are indicated by the symbol in page layout view, and pressing Delete.

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...