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If you want to save money you are going to have to invest the time in learning how to run the program. It would be a lot better to start with Indesign as pagemaker is a dead end product, if you can return or exchange the product I would do so.
Pagemaker is not word, I would recommend reading the manual for a start to familiarize yourself with some of the basic concepts.
As for the pages they are displayed in the lower left hand corner L&R for the left and righ master pages and then the regular pages, If you only see 1 then you only have one page and will need to insert more.
Go to layout/insert pages insert more pages, then select the text with the arrow tool if you see a small arrow, click on it then go to the next page and click again to release the text, repeat as needed. There is a lot more to it than this and you will need to read the manual for more of the basics.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. It worked, well of course it did. To late to scrap this project, so I'm moving full speed ahead. If I get stuck you will hear from me again. Rosalind
I self publish books and I bought pagemaker 7.0 to save me money by putting my own book together (pdf) instead of paying my publisher. Well, I'm a great poet but I suck with computers. Can someone please tell me how to type as if this is my microsoft word. Back to the basics, page one, etc....
I figured out the story editor, and type a couple of sentences; however, when I go back to the layout all I see is page one, where is page two and three.
Should I just type everything in the layout format or story editor. Please help Rosalind
If you just want to type, stick with Word. It's the modern day version of a typrewriter.
If you want convert them to PDFs, buy Acrobat.
If you want to create publications, get PageMaker - or better still, InDesign. DTP is not typing, but pagelayout - an application for designing pages with text blocks and images.
Here's a link to a PageMaker Tutorial. Getting Started with PageMaker 6.5 It shows PM6.5, but PM7 is all but identical. Once you grasp the principles, PM's not difficult.
Iechyd da! John