After the winter holidays, in the middle of producing the current yearbook, the time arrives for students to select their classes for next year. For you, it is time to recruit next year’s staff.
Once deadlines begin to fall continuously like dominos, leading to the completion of yet another yearbook, some staff members may fall behind in their work, leaving editors scrambling to fill in the gaps to complete the production sequence.
My calendar on my desk reads like a roadmap of my chaotic life. It is ringed with coffee stains. Highlighted, double-checked and scratched out appointments and deadlines are scrawled across each week. But anyone familiar with the world of yearbooks knows a little bit of chaos is what keeps this industry running.
You have plenty of tools to adjust and jazz up your photos in Online Design when you use Pixlr in the Image Editor area. Remember to grant the proper permissions to staff members who need to use all the Image functions.
Staffs need all hands on deck, every person contributing in their own way. But if your staff is properly trained and cared for so they feel needed, you can turn even the do-nothings into do-somethings.
Consistency is one of the main characteristics of a great yearbook. Tools exist to help designers maintain consistency. For example, Character Styles let designers quickly apply the same type of formatting throughout the yearbook.
The ladder represents the blueprint for the coverage plans for the year, and those plans can change. Unlike a Jenga tower, the whole book is not going to collapse if you have to move things around. Build your ladder in a way that allows for adjustments, if necessary.
Walsworth Publishing has spent the year celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company reached this major milestone while still being owned by the family that started it. Under that ownership, the company maintains its attitude of treating customers and employees like family, which, in turn, has helped the company grow.
An easy way to keep copy consistent throughout the yearbook is to use paragraph styles. Paragraph Styles is a tool that enables you to format a complicated document in a few quick and easy steps.
Assuming the position of middle school yearbook adviser, which is usually part of a full teaching schedule, can be an overwhelming task. While middle school yearbooks may not be of the same magnitude as those created at the high school level, they provide unique challenges and require significant planning as well as creativity.