I support an educational organization in the creation, layout, update and publication of a multi-page (between 8-15 pages) newsletter newsletter on a monthly basis.
The layout changes every month depending on content.
Updates come to me in all different formats from plain text emails to PDF files. We use graphics and pictures of all formats.
Each page is either a one or two column format, some pages contain tables and some do not.
Many pages contain graphical elements like horizontal lines to break up each article.
The newsletter is currently created, updated, converted and published with Word 2013 in Compatibility Mode in .DOC format
I would very much like to migrate this newsletter to InDesign.
How do I start?
Thank you for all comments!
How do you start? make a newsletter template with your static content, master pages and styles, then you can place or paste text from pretty much any source, and place your images. Each month you start fresh from your template. It's actually a lot easier, in my opinion, to do this kind of layout in ID than it is in Word.
Thanks for your feedback...it is exactly what I needed to get started! Thanks!
Don't forget after completing the template to close it before you start you first real issue so you aren't adding the first issue content to it.