11-29-2011 06:10 PM
I don't know whether this is the right place to asked this, but i'll anyway and hope someone knows. I publishs a book, ordered some books to have for signing. I trying to add a signature page in front of book. I'm using microsoft publisher. I want first and second page blank and numbering to start on page 3. HELP anyone.
11-29-2011 08:19 PM
11-30-2011 01:50 AM - edited 11-30-2011 01:51 AM
First of all. No book has a special page just for signing. They are signed in any blank space, usually at the front, and the first 2 pages (at least) should be blank anyway, totally blank.
Second. Publisher is not a good tool for creating files in to be uploaded to Lulu.
Third. Headers, Footers, and any numbering should not start until the actual 'story' text starts.
To achieve such things you need to use Page Breaks and Section Breaks, etc.
It always puzzles me that people do not know this because all they have to do is open books and look.
11-30-2011 02:19 AM
11-30-2011 02:29 AM - edited 11-30-2011 02:31 AM
Publisher seems to be a bit 'overkill' for what you need to stick on pages for a book. :-)
Having said that, a few people even own full expensive Adobe suites of tools! I suppose because they are 'industry standard', but it's not as if we are creating daily newspapers is it?
You do make nice books though Liz.
11-30-2011 08:32 AM
11-30-2011 08:01 PM
It sounds like it is but one cannot drag text boxes and or graphics (pictures and captions) off the page and have them on one side to enable repositioning either on the same page or other pages as needed, with out having other windows open cluttering up the screen. The only other program outside of the Adobe group that appears to give this freedom is Scrivener, which I had a look at but decided I'd stick to Publisher because I know it works for me.
If Word works for others, why should they need anything else.
11-30-2011 08:12 PM
11-30-2011 11:16 PM