Monday, November 16, 2015

Building a Journal Book Using PowerPoint as Your Design Platform

Hi all, I spent this weekend doing a sample test blank journal book using PowerPoint. It all worked. What I am doing is getting ready for my December 1 live presentation with Becky Norwood of, we are doing this course jointly, teaching her students and anyone else who is interested. The recording will then be set up as a course.

I wanted to make sure everything works and that I can teach the course. The Step by Step Course for Making Journal Books will cover layout of the interior, the cover, images, where to get them and how to get them to be 300dpi for CreateSpace. For printing we will upload the book files to Amazon/CreateSpace. Everything seems to work just fine. I have figured out how to get my PowerPoint file to print the correct size pdf file. Also I was able to produce the correct size cover spread and get it to be 300dpi for CreateSpace without using Photoshop. That is part of the challenge, producing all the parts correctly. I think I got it

If you are interest in joining us on December 1 be sure to sign up for my mailing list over on the right or at Because we are using Zoom to broadcast the event have a limited number of seats available.

The event happens, December 1, 2015 at 5pm EST and 2pm PST. Be sure to sign up

Test Journal Cover for How to Make a Journal Book Course

Inside test blank journal pages using PowerPoint for design and layout

1 comment:

  1. Does Amazon print the PDF files that you create and bind the pages together to create a book and then send it to your customers? I am curious how to get the pages into a bound book format.


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