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- Have you called your rep today? Hammer out budgets and deadlines now.
- Curriculum resources aplenty: How to Yearbook: The HJ Way, is available in print with resources online at LearnYBK.com.
If you’re new, read the Welcome section!
- Start teaching with online video tutorials for eDesign and InDesign. (Click the help button when you’re logged in to eDesign or check out the Learn menu on myHJyearbook.com.)
- Get right with your admins. Sync your calendars and introduce your editors.
- Set up eBusiness. Find it in the Setup menu on myHJyearbook.com.
- ll that book. Don’t miss the opportunity to sell yearbooks at registration or back-to-school nights. Consider offering the lowest price of the year at these events.
- Find your HJ kit and start making decisions about the book. Use the desk ladder or wall ladder to chart a coverage plan. Choose fonts, color palettes and designs using the kit resources.
- If you already have a theme for this year, decide if you’ll follow a traditional coverage model or an alternative plan, like chronological or umbrella.
- Get those photographers snappin’. Make sure your staffers are capturing the start of school.
- Review staffers’ roles, discuss workflow, approval process and begin gathering content for the first deadline.
- Start designing your cover and endsheets.
- Returning staffers should be planning the look and feel of the book. Theme carries over to opening/closing, endsheets, dividers and mods.
- Build type packages for headlines. Choose styles for caption lead-ins, subheads and sidebars.
- Some advisers start working from the back of the book with ads. Some start with the front. Choose which works best for you.
- Assign spreads to each deadline. Create a calendar and make sure everyone, including parents, know what’s up.
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