Trying to format a custom template

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  1. tawcat macrumors regular

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    I am putting together a reference notebook for volunteers at our local zoo.

    I am attempting to format every info sheet the same. Each page will include a photo of the featured creature along with text including description, feeding habits, range etc.

    The only program I have to publish with is Pages. I've tried to put in a "photo box" so that each photo is the same size and in the same location on the page etc. I just can't seem to find all the tools I need to do this.

    I'd appreciate some guidance. Thanks so much.
     
  2. elmo151 Guest

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    try keynote.

    easy to put a pic on a page and text to your herts desire
     
  3. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Have you "Saved As Template"? That'll help.

    Post your question over at the Apple website community support forums. We have a lot more fun over here at MacRumours.... but for serious questions I head over to the Apple forums. There is a forum just for Pages. Someone there will help you out.

    Luck.
     
  5. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    snberk103 - the problem is formatting the page to save the template. Pages is not an easy program to create with, well I haven't found it to be.

    I tried creating a template that would have a locked photo box and locked text area, but seems I am must not be something right.

    I'll go over to Apple and post there. Thanks.
     
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Admittedly - and especially if you have come from a different application - Pages can have its challenges. Though, I tend to like using it.

    If I get some time I will try some things out, but it's a busy couple of days.

    However, another suggestion is to modify an existing Pages template. Which is what I generally do. I find one that is close and then change the colours and placement of the objects. I hadn't thought of it before... but in this way my new/old template is inheriting the attributes that made it easy to work with in the 1st place.

    Also... there are a couple of sites that offer free Pages (iWork) templates. Just google to find them. There are some good alternative templates available.
     
  7. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I just tried again to create a template using format, media placeholder and it didn't work. Ugh!!! I'm still trying, thanks.
     
  8. tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I know this reply/update is tardy, I apologize. Got caught up with life!!!!

    I am happy to announce that I finally figured the process of creating that template. Trial and error proved to prevail.

    Thank you to everyone that gave input, again this forum rocks!!!
     

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