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ProTEXT - Set the correct number of Title and Certificate pages
In ProTEXT, before you have set the number of Title and Certificate pages
your Testimony Pages can look "Squished" like in the example below: The FIX is EASY!
Testimony Pages are not filling the squares

When you Opened your ASCII file - You may have seen this message...
-or- When you tried to Print your ASCII file - You may have seen this message...
You may have seen this message
ProTEXT is trying to help you fix the problem - Please do what it says!

Cause: The setting for Title and Certificate Pages is incorrect.
This is our most common support question.
The number of Title and Certificate pages is extremely important to the condensing process.
ProTEXT defines Title and Certificate Pages as:
  • Any page which looks different than an average testimony page.
  • Any page which has mixed single and double spacing.
  • Any page that has more printed lines than a pure testimony page.

Solution 1 - Let ProTEXT help you find the correct number of Title and Cert pages
Step 1:
From ProTEXT, select "About", then "About File..." - to display this dialog.
ProTEXT will show single / double space info about the First 14 and Last 6 pages in your ASCII file.
The ProTEXT - About File dialog
Step 2:
Look for ALL Single Spaced pages at the beginning and ending of the ASCII file. Any page that contains single spaced lines is either a Title Page or a Certificate Page. Testimony pages are always doublespaced.
Step 3:
Select Options - Title and Cert Pages.
Enter the Correct number of Title and Certificate pages found from step 2 above.
Solution 2 - Let ProTEXT help you find the correct number of Title and Cert pages
Step 1:
From ProTEXT, select "File", then "Print..."
If this dialog appears -- Please do not ignore it!
ProTEXT will try to help you
Step 2:
Select Options - Title and Cert Pages.
Enter the number of Title and Certificate pages from step 1 above.
Solution 3 - You choose the correct number of Title and Cert pages
Step 1:
From ProTEXT, select "Options", then "Title and Cert Pages..."
Title and Cert pages dialog
Step 2:
Under Number of Title Pages:
This really means: the number of non-testimony pages before the first testimony page.
This count MUST include ALL Title + Appearance + Index + Exhibit Pages, etc. which come before the first pure testimony page.
Pages that have mixed single and double spacing, or unnumbered lines, are normally considered to be Title Pages by ProTEXT.
You could try "5", then "4", then "3", etc. until you find the correct number.
Step 3:
Under Number of Certificate Pages:
This really means: the number of non-testimony pages after the last testimony page.
You could try "5" then "4" then "3" then "2" then "1" until you find the correct number.

This setting is so important because ProTEXT must normally use a smaller font (typeface) size to print title and certificate pages than to print testimony pages. Title pages can sometimes have 35-50 printed lines, where testimony pages might have only 22-29 printed lines. This allows ProTEXT to print testimony pages with a much larger typeface than when printing title and certificate pages.
Another reason that this setting is so important: ProTEXT allows you to choose three different fonts (typefaces):
1 - The font (typeface) for the Title Pages.
2 - The font for the Testimony Pages.
3 - The font for the Certificate Pages.
When you tell ProTEXT the correct number of Title and Certificate pages for each job, the software will then know which pages must be printed with the Title Pages typeface, the Testimony Pages typeface, and the Certificate Pages typeface.