Page - Layout
Which kind of edits can I use?
- You can create text blocks and spread out the text across one or more columns, you can upload photos and insert them on a page, create color blocks, select fonts and font sizes, use PDF files of A4 size as a background, or use a transparent background.
- You can place several layers upon each other, for instance, a transparent background with a photo on top, and a text across it. You can use the 'go forward' and 'go back' buttons in the right-hand column to move one of the blocks (text or color) to the surface, or backwards. Attention: sometimes, the text block or color block will disappear beneath the other block. The other block will be 'hidden'. By moving the upper block a bit, you will display the other block again. Then you can select this block for further editing.
- You can rotate text and color blocks by pointing to the circle at the top of the block and turning it.
- Use the 'delete' button to remove the text or color block. You can do this by pointing to the element you want to delete and clicking the 'delete' button.
What do the dotted lines on the page mean?
You will see two dotted lines. These are important tools for creating a good layout for your page.
The outside dotted line indicates the cutting edge. After the page has been printed, it will be cut along this line (approximately).
- If you want to neatly align a page right up to the borders, it is important that you position the color blocks and photos exactly on the outer edge over the dotted line.
- The dotted line indicates the approximate location of the cutting edge: the exact location depends on the thickness of the magazine.
- So don't place the blocks just against the outside dotted line: this way, there is always a chance that you might see a small white border after the page has been cut.
- If you want to paste a color block or a photo in the newsroom, then it is best to let it run or stretch it out over the borders of the page.
The dotted line on the inside indicates the borders for the text; within these technical limits the text will be clearly legible – this also goes for a glossy with adhesive binding.
- If you want to use a PDF file, pay close attention to the text you want to display: make sure that the text stays within the inner dotted line, otherwise it will not be legible!
- If you are using a PDF, take into account that the page will be about 4 millimeters smaller, because of the cutting edge.
- In the preview of your magazine, you will see that the magazine is displayed without the cutting edges. But watch out: the exact position of the cutting edge depends on the number of pages (i.e. the thickness of the magazine). If you want to be sure that the text is clearly visible, position it inside the inner dotted line.
Below you will see a few examples of how to use both the dotted lines.
How can I copy the content or formatting from one page to another page?
- Go to the (blank) page where you want to paste the formatting and click 'edit'.
- Next, click 'my pages' in the left-hand column.
- Select the page you want to copy and click 'use this page'.
How do I insert horizontal and vertical lines?
There are two ways of drawing a line:
Select a color block and narrow it down, until it is a straight line. You can also rotate the color block. Or: type a line in a text block (with the --- or ___ keys). Drag this block until it has the desired length. Turn the text block by using the circle at the top, if you want to insert a vertical line.