Name: [3583] Rede
Member: 83 months
Authored: 28 videos
Description: Just an amateur DTP, webmaster, genealogist and graphic editor. ...

Amateur Desktop Publishing [ID:147]

a series of video-tutorials by Rede

Helpful programs to help club editors do their newsletters on a shoestring budget.

Video Tutorials

1. Intro to PagePlus SE

Introduction to PagePlus SE, a free desktop publishing program and the advantages to doing your newsletter from back to front.

2. Building Your Newsletter Template Part 1

Setting up columns, header and footers.

3. Building Your Newsletter Template Part 2

Building your title page, grouping and aliening object, and editing headers footers.

4. Building Your Newsletter Template Part 3

Building a page for officers club information.

5. Starting Your Newsletter

Starting your newsletter from back to front, and working with multiple columns.

6. Text Flow

Working this text flow between columns.

7. Text Wrap

Working with text wrap on bitmap and vector graphics.

8. Finishing Your Newsletter

Joining the front to the back of your newsletter, and checking and fixing errors.

9. Part 1 Creating A Club Phonebook Cover

Creating a club cover phone book with PagePlus SE http://freeserifsoftware.com/software/PagePlus/default.asp and Open Office Draw http://www.openoffice.org/ , both free programs.

10. Part 2 Creating A Club Phonebook Template

Making a template for the club phone book with PagePlus SE

11. Part 3 Finishing A Club Phone Book

Finishing your club phone book with PagePlus SE

12. Add Calendar To Your Newsletter

Add a little spice to your newsletter with a calendar with PagePlus SE

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At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

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