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Valentina Alvarez Tarelli

Applied ICT

HOW TO CREATE PAGE NUMBERS USING SERIF

To start creating your page number, first of all click on the windows start menu, find programs, Serif applications, choosing ‘Serif Draw Plus SE’ Once Serif has opened up, click on ‘Start new drawing’ and select A4. After your document is set, choose the tool on the left hand side ‘quick ellipse’ Click on the page and drag until a circular shape appears.

Quick Ellipse

Once you have your circle, you can edit it by changing the appearance and thickness of it’s border. To do this, open the drop down menu on the top right hand side of the circle and select from options. Repeat method to change the form of border. You can also change the colours, shown on the following page.


Valentina Alvarez Tarelli

Applied ICT

As mentioned before, you can change the shades of colour in the page number by selecting the RGB sliders on the left hand side of the page, and entering in each box the number correspondent to your colour’s house style. Repeat this method when changing the colour on number.

To add the page number select the Artistic Text Tool on the left hand side of the page (just below quick elipse) Place your cursor inside the circle, click down and drag without letting it go to draw an A shape like shown on the left. Once you have done this, a text line will appear, type the number you want once and it will appear in the side of your previous A. You can also change the font of your number by keeping it highlighted and selecting from the font drop down menu the font you like the most.


Valentina Alvarez Tarelli

Applied ICT

After your page number has been placed in the right area of your circle and changed into your chosen font, you can change the colour on it so it follows your house style, by changing the numbers on the RGB sliders. You should then select the whole thing, and group it, so you’re able to move, resize it and save it all together.

Pointer Tool

Later on you will have to ‘Ungroup’ this to make amendments, this is easily done just by clicking on the same tool again.

You might find that when you try and click outside the box to select your page number, the tool draws or does something else.. To change this, first click on the ‘pointer tool’ , then place your cursor anywhere around your circle, and highlight the whole thing. Your logo should then look something like the bottom image . Click on the ‘Group’ tool.


Valentina Alvarez Tarelli

Applied ICT

After you’re happy with your page number’s appearance and you want to save it, you must do it in two ways: Firstly you must ‘Export’ it as an Image. This will let you use it in any document but you will not be able to edit it anymore. That is why you must also save it as a Serif Document. This allows you to later on add any changes, like the number it self, if you’re creating a publication with many pages, or the colour, if you like your layout but you are using a different house style.

Save as serif

Export

Do NOT change any settings!

Group again, and export saving method to have it as an image. If you wish to have several page numbers just repeat previous method and after each one export. If instead of changing the digit you wish to change colours, repeat the RGB number replacement method by inserting your selected house style colours.

To change the digit on your page after it’s been saved open the Serif Document. (File, Open… Select your document) Press Ungroup (like shown on previous page) Highlight the number, delete and type new

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