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griffin
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003
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anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook? i'm presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks
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Mac Townsend
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Just my opinion, but the power of using an applciation such as Publisher
comes from it's ability to work with your concepts not some canned template!

sketch out kinda how you want the pages to look, then reconstruct the sketch
in a page...andf go from there.
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JL Amerson
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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First and foremost - Make sure your printer will accept a Publisher file.


"griffin" wrote in message

 > anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook? i'm
presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks
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JL Amerson
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Excellent point!!

"Mac Townsend" wrote in message

 > Just my opinion, but the power of using an applciation such as Publisher
 > comes from it's ability to work with your concepts not some canned
template!
 >
 > sketch out kinda how you want the pages to look, then reconstruct the
sketch
 > in a page...andf go from there.
 >
 >
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McCabe's Minuteman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:18 am    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Well, nothing against Pub, but for yearbooks (and football programs - lots
of them!) I use PageMaker 7 with the PhotoTiler plug-in. Very quick. Very
Flexible.

"griffin" wrote in message

 > anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook? i'm
presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks
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Kory Hagler
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I'm also working on a grade school yearbook using Publisher 2003 (my first
attempt at a yearbook, I'm just a volunteer "mom" who likes DTP projects).
Absolutely love the catalog merge feature for this type of work. I never
found any type of template, just made my own design. I looked through
several of those "sample" yearbooks from the many companies that want your
school's yearbook business. The downside to getting the sample yearbooks,
is that you gets lots of sales phonecalls.... There are also websites for
many of these companies and they show examples online (hard to see but you
can get ideas).
Did you get a photo CD from the photographer that did all the individual
pictures at school?
I'm about half done with the yearbook, just waiting on other people to get
me information to put in it.
Kory
"McCabe's Minuteman" wrote in message

 > Well, nothing against Pub, but for yearbooks (and football programs - lots
 > of them!) I use PageMaker 7 with the PhotoTiler plug-in. Very quick. Very
 > Flexible.
 >


  > > anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook? i'm
 > presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks



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McCabe's Minuteman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Mixed. Some schoold have everything on CD. Others I have to scan.

"Kory Hagler" wrote in message

 > I'm also working on a grade school yearbook using Publisher 2003 (my first
 > attempt at a yearbook, I'm just a volunteer "mom" who likes DTP projects).
 > Absolutely love the catalog merge feature for this type of work. I never
 > found any type of template, just made my own design. I looked through
 > several of those "sample" yearbooks from the many companies that want your
 > school's yearbook business. The downside to getting the sample yearbooks,
 > is that you gets lots of sales phonecalls.... There are also websites for
 > many of these companies and they show examples online (hard to see but you
 > can get ideas).
 > Did you get a photo CD from the photographer that did all the individual
 > pictures at school?
 > I'm about half done with the yearbook, just waiting on other people to get
 > me information to put in it.
 > Kory


  > > Well, nothing against Pub, but for yearbooks (and football programs -
lots
  > > of them!) I use PageMaker 7 with the PhotoTiler plug-in. Very quick.
Very
  > > Flexible.
  > >


   > > > anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook?
i'm
  > > presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks
 >
 >
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Brian Kvalheim - [MS MVP]
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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In news:60E4F2EB-D160-490C-964D-5234348F1F58@microsoft.com,
griffin posted:
 > anyone have a template and/or suggestions for creating a yearbook?
 > i'm presently trying the catalog merge feature. thanks

Ed Bennett, resident MVP, has made a yearbook using Publisher. He will
hopefully post back with some of his recommendations.
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: yearbook creating - mspublisher 2003 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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A small child turns to Ed, and exclaims: "Look! Look! A post from Brian
Kvalheim - [MS MVP] !"...
 > Ed Bennett, resident MVP, has made a yearbook using Publisher. He will
 > hopefully post back with some of his recommendations.

Indeed I have Smile

My suggestions:
- Start early. Now is NOT a good time to be starting to think about this
year's yearbook. It is a good time to start thinking about NEXT year's
yearbook. This year's yearbook should be going to the printers' now, or at
least be very damn close to completion.
- Don't have one person doing all the work. It is too much. Have a
yearbook team/committee of students to write content, find content writers,
take photos, produce graphics, etc.
- Get your content before you start designing. Make sure you get enough
content
- Get print quotes before you start designing
- When you get a satisfactory print quote, make sure it is to give you what
you want (ask for specifics, and if possible, a sample of how a previous
product manufactured that way looks)
- Talk to your chosen printer about how they want the file, etc.
- Work out whether you want the yearbook to be formal or informal, smart,
casual, or smart casual. This will affect your choice of fonts and image
styles.
- Choose fonts. Stick with one or two fonts (three at the most). A
heading font, and a body font. You might want a different font for
captions. The font you use for the text on the front cover doesn't count in
this count, unless you use it elsewhere.
- Then start designing

When designing:
- Don't put too many different things on a page.
- If your chosen print options allow you to have pictures across
double-pages, it gives you more scope for flexibility
- Know your margins and stick to them. Having different margins on
different pages looks bad.
- Have a background. Or don't. Textured paper is quite nice if you don't
have a background - it doesn't look so good without a background or
coloured/textured paper. A white background is boring. If you are going to
have an image background, make it subtle. And make it relavent. Hire a
graphic artist to do your background, or find one in your school (we got
www.monkey830.co.uk to do ours for free as he goes to our school - he may
consider doing yours for a reasonable fee).
- Have content. Have lots of content. There's nothing worse than a
yearbook with great design but no content.
- Getting content is harder than it sounds. Nag students over and over to
write stuff. Otherwise you will end up with little or no content, and
having to think of fillers.
- Have one person supervising the design in Publisher. If more than one
person is adding and changing stuff, errors, inconsistencies, duplications
and bad design elements creep in.
- Stick with the choices you made before starting to design.
- DON'T design by committee. It is a recipe for disaster, or at least an
inferior product. I learned that one the hard way.
- When you have a candidate design, show it to people and see what they
think. If people like it, ask why. If people don't, ask why. If more than
10% of people don't like the design, consider modifying it. If more than
25% of people don't like your design, definitely modify it. If more than
50% of people don't like your design, scrap it and start again.

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Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
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