3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 27, 2013 8:31 AM by Dov Isaacs

    Yearbook Help Please

    clueless

      In the past I used Micro soft Publisher to creat my elementary school yearbook.  I now have the creative suite Indesign program..

       

      The problem is I am clueless.  I don`t know where to begin....Could someone please point me in the right direction.   Is there layouts and other beautiful pages that I could download and use?

       

      I am feeling the fustrations, please help.

        • 1. Re: Yearbook Help Please
          Doc Maik Level 4

          I'm surprised. You upgraded from a crappy tool to a Porsche and you feel frustrated?

           

          Seriously, you once started in Painlisher from a template or created everything yourself. If you want to find something similar for Indesign, you might try a magic thing called search engine.

          I happen to know one, which name is Google. It brings you lots of result if you enter search terms like "indesign templates".

           

          After you got a template, you could copy content from Publisher to ID.

          If you need to learn how to use Indesign, you might start here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/topics.html# and here http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-indesign-cc/

          • 2. Re: Yearbook Help Please
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            Doc,

             

            I've asked you before to please show a bit of respect when responding to new users. Your sarcasm is completely unwarranted and unnecessary.

             

            @ clueless,

             

            Doc's suggestions are valid, even if not welcoming (and I apologize for his rudeness). InDesign has a fairly steep learning curve and is not as intuitive as Publisher, nor does it ship with tmplates of any sort in recent versions, and never had any for a yearbook that I can recall. Googling yearbook templates InDesign gets a lot of hits, some of which you might find helpful (like http://indesignsecrets.com/creating-a-contact-sheet-or-yearbook-page-in-indesign.php).

             

            You mgiht also want to think about getting some basic training beyond the Help files and Adobe TV. Sandee Cohen's Visual QuickStart to INdesign is a great beginner book, and the video training at Lynda.com is as good as it gets.

            • 3. Re: Yearbook Help Please
              Dov Isaacs Adobe Employee

              Extending Peter's excellent response ...

               

              If you are using one of the major school yearbook publishers, you might want to see if they offer any InDesign templates as well as suggestions, recommendations, and/or requirements for use of InDesign to produce books that they will print.

               

                        - Dov