Adobe PageMaker - About The Control Palette


In the PageMaker there are 3 types of control palette. To hide and show the control palette click on the window menu the click on the hide / show control palette option or to show and hide the control palette of text press Ctrl +!. They are as following:


Control palette of text


Character:


  1. Font button: This button is used to change the font face click over the font button then choose any font face as you need.
  2. Font Size: This button is used to change the font size as you like Click over the font size button and choose any size as you need.
  3. Track: This option is used to change the font track as Normal, loose, very loose tight and very tight
  4. Kerning option: This button is used to increase or decrease the character spacing horizontally in 0.01 ranges.
  5. Normal (Ctrl +Shift + Space): To change the font style into normal.
    • Select the font which style you want to change into normal.
    • Click over the normal button or press Ctrl + Shift + Space.
  6. Bold (Ctrl + Shift + B): This button is used to change the normal font into bold (blackness).
    • Select the font and click over the bold button or press Ctrl + Shift + B.
  7. Italic (Ctrl + Shift + I): This option is used to change the normal text into italic.
    • Select the font and click over the italic button or press Ctrl + shift + I.
  8. Reverse (Ctrl +Shift+ V): This button is used to change the font in to white color.
    • Select the text and choose the Reverse button or press the Ctrl + Shift + V.
  9. Strikethrough (Ctrl + Shift + /): This tool is used to draw a horizontal line through the middle of the selected text.
    • Select the text and click over the streak thru button or press the Ctrl + Shift+ /.
  10. Small caps: This option is used to change to selected font caps as small, capital and little grater capital.
    • Select the font and click over the small caps button.
  11. Superscript / Subscript: This button is used to change the normal text in to supper and sub script (the text appear little upper then normal text is called supper script and the text which appear little below the normal text is called sub script).
    • Select the text, which you want to change in to supper script or sub script.
    • Then click over the supper script or sub script button, as you need.
  12. Leading button: This button is used to change the text leading (leading is the vertical space between two lines)
    • Select the text line which leading you want to change.
    • Click over the leading increase or decrease button, as you need.
  13. Horizontal Scale: This option is used to change the character width size, as you need.
    • Select the text which width you want to change.
    • Choose the width size in present, as you need.
  14. Baseline shift option: This button is used to move the selected text little below or above the normal line or specify the vertical position of text relative to the baseline
    • Select the text and click over the up and down baseline button.

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