Help! I've just had Windows 7 installed. I have downloaded June graphics onto desktop, but now I don't know how to get them into main body of newsletter. I use Publisher. I think I used to edit>copy>edit>paste. Can anyone tell me how to get things across? Struggling even more!
Not too sure. I use Windows but not yet on 7. I always download graphics as a tif document which saves to my pictures. When I want one I open a document in word, go to insert, then pictures and scroll down to the one I want and press insert.
Ditto to Jay Jay in that I haven't got Windows 7 either. I download as tif files too and save it to magazine folder then just choose, insert/paste into Publisher and resize as I wish.
I have Windows 7 and use Publisher and do the same as above as I have always done.
You could try using the Publisher icon to draw a picture box on your page; pull down Insert; click insert "picture"; click insert "from file"; then find your file on the desktop and click. Might work. Good luck!
Thanks to everyone who has replied. I'm still trying. Will be back in touch.
I have used a Serif program called PAGEPLUS X2 for some time and it makes desktop publishing easy - once you have learnt the basics. Brilliant for church posters too. As far as downloading graphics is concerned I recommend Google Chrome as your explorer (just download from the web) and it simplifies searching the web and when you see a graphic or picture you want you just click on it and it copies to a folder of your choice - I use one called 'downloads' on my desktop so that are easy to find again. Try it it really works. Then to insert in your page simply copy (Control C) and paste (Control V) where you want the image to go. Resize in the usual way by dragging the corners. Thanks for the site Cheers, John
When using Office 2007 Publisher in Vista I simply create several empty text boxes in the magazine document, never knowing quite how much space an article will take up, then I copy and paste from the downloaded Parish Pump document file, that I keep in my downloads folder until I've finished with it. I much prefer creating our magazine in Word, because you don't get the text overflow problem, but Publisher makes a prettier magazine at Christmas and for our Summer Special edition.
I use windows 2007 and Office 2007 Publisher. Like a number of other people above I download the tif version of the graphics to my monthly mag folder. Then use insert picture from the publisher menu to put it into the magazine. I usually convert the image to a JPEG image first to reduce file size for the email version of the mag.
In regard to Mr Hinks' comment about searching the web for graphics, it must be noted that many items are not free to download and doing so could break copyright and lead to unfortunate consequences. Whilst in most cases for church mags. with a small circulation it probably would not be noticed and may be too small to pursue, but I understand that a number of churches have been caught out; so take care. Better to buy a clip art collection - IMSI and "The Big Box of Art" are very good.
Thank you for removing page breaks and indents from text this month i.e. October. With these away I can reduce the size of all editorial and use the layout I use in our magazine I have no kproblems down loading and have no troub le taking the TIF clipart and converting each item to Jpegs - using Paint Shop Pro in which Serif has a hand nowadays. Is there still any chance of the jpg format - save me a lot of time converting to Jpegs for our printer - he prefers them and we loose nothing in black and white (or greyscale) Thanks for al you provide - even if I am having this little niggle regards Des+
Nobody seems to know/use Page Plus by Serif! A great program, totally flexible. (I have used it since it was shareware! (20+ years.) Why not just take digital photos and insert them? I hardly use any downloaded stuff at all - would not know where to look other than PP! CL
I also have used (Serif's Page Plus for more years than I care to remember both in business and for our Parish Magazine and have always found it to be a good program with lots of flexibility. However, since I have moved to an Apple Mac I have been forced to use a different desk top publishing program as Serif don't cater for the Mac. I now use Pages, which is just as flexible and have had great results. We publish an A4 monthly magazine, running sometimes to 84 pages (including advertising pages) with our front cover in colour, and print some 650 magazines every month. We charge 80 pence per copy (£8 if you subscribe for the year). We don't charge for any charity entries but of course our advertisers do pay for either 1/4, 1/2 or full page adverts. Using digital photos is great and gives a lot of scope and looks good too as long as you get the resolutions right (300DPI is the minimum if you want to have sharp images). I have been editor of our Parish Magazine for 5 years now and during that time Parish Pump has been a blessing for me as I can use most of its graphics, adapt some of its editorials to suit our congregation and have used front cover photos to enhance our magazine. Look forward to some great editorial and graphics this coming year. Have a great 2013 to all Parish Pump staff.
I have also used Page Plus for many years. I started with Version 3, and it is now (depending on how you count) version 13! And I have found it very easy to use. Because I buy it myself, it is also important that it does not cost too much. The Page Plus Starter Edition does not have all the bells and whistles of the paid for version, but it beats Word as the tool to lay out the magazine!