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panther
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May 25, 2014, 4:33 PM

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Location: skelmersdale
Team(s): skelmersdale united

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All

I have been given the job of producing the Match day mag for next season
I have used Word docs to produce a book but seems a bit cumbersome to produce something that will change weekly
As anyone got suggestions for a program that I could use to produce A Programme.

Fairly computer literate

tried quark, dont like, Have got publisher but it is 2003

or suggestions of HOW !!!!
any help gratefully received

thanks


TheStag
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May 25, 2014, 8:16 PM

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Location: Walton-on-Thames
Team(s): Walton Casuals FC

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I was also given the task this season; and it's safe to say I've learn alot about what to do, and what not to do.

InDesign seems to be the best program to use - if you know how to use it. While I am computer literate with most things, I had never even opened InDesign prior to this.

It didn't go down well, so I used Photoshop. While it was a hassle having a file for each individual page, editing was, and is, very easy, and I can simply collate them all into one PDF upon completion.

Photoshop obviously isn't the best, but if you really want a sophisticated design while failing to use InDesign, I would suggest it - although I feel many will disagree.

If both fail, Publisher seems to be the next best option.

Also remember to consider printing etc. when looking at layouts. For example, we will print the programmes from a large printer at a staff member's work place. While this leads to a low quality, it is free. And that is a big bonus. For that, a bleed etc isnt necessarily needed. If you want to print it professionally, consider their requirements.

Good luck!


DonQuixote
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May 25, 2014, 8:18 PM

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I use InDesign but again, it's what one's comfortable with. If you're selling a lot each
issue,
then best have two or three templates just to mix it up.

I produce for a Sunday side but still like to switch things around every other game...




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Beano
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May 26, 2014, 10:33 PM

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Location: Merseyside
Team(s): Ashford Town (Middlesex), Prescot Cables

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I use InDesign to prepare programmes and publications for the Middlesex FA. It took a lot of learning... I did an online course to learn the basics.

However, now I've got my head around it, it has proved an invaluable tool. We don't put programmes online but this link is for our Annual Review:

http://en.calameo.com/...01806028f13319d92bae

The content may be a little dry, but I'd like to think it looks decent!

At the end of the day, the approach you take will depend on the software you already have, the time and money you have to invest in and learn about new kit and what you're comfortable with.

Good luck!


marc
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May 28, 2014, 9:11 AM

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Location: Hemel Hempstead
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I tried indesign for a trial however it's a bit pricey for me.
Last season I used the Office 2007 version of Powerpoint by simply customising the page size to 148x210mm (A5) and saving the document as a PDF, which I then emailed to the printer. If you know your way around Office then it's probably the simplest way of adding text, images, tables etc. The only problem I had was that sometimes photographs weren't a fantastic resolution when printed despite looking sharp on the PDF.
I'm currently playing about with the 2013 version of Microsoft Publisher to see if that's any better for next season, it costs about 7 a month through Microsoft for access to the entire 2013 Office suite which includes Publisher.


Beano
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May 28, 2014, 12:35 PM

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Work bought InDesign for me to use - I'd have never been able to afford it myself.

I hadn't thought of Powerpoint, but a modern version of Publisher might be a fairly user-friendly way to go.


kreader
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May 28, 2014, 7:47 PM

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Location: Lancashire
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For the last 15 years I have been using Serif PagePlus for the Charnock Richard Programme. It cost about 100 I believe for the current version but I think that you can buy previous versions much cheaper and one of those would be more than adequate as latest updates not significent. Easy to set up as a A5 booklet so WISWIG (what you see is what you get). You can convert files to PDF files easily if your commercial printer can cope with these. I can send you my format if you get this program.


grantham
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May 29, 2014, 8:57 PM

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All

I have been given the job of producing the Match day mag for next season
I have used Word docs to produce a book but seems a bit cumbersome to produce something that will change weekly
As anyone got suggestions for a program that I could use to produce A Programme.

Fairly computer literate

tried quark, dont like, Have got publisher but it is 2003

or suggestions of HOW !!!!
any help gratefully received

thanks


I think you need to improve your use of images this season Kev :)



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Motorman
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Jun 1, 2014, 1:02 PM

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Just scored the programme job for a new hockey team here just outside Alliston, ON. Have downloaded Publisher 2013 and it's bloody good if that helps.



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Karen Browne
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Jun 12, 2014, 10:07 PM

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Have used Publisher for many years now - works for me



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panther
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Jul 27, 2014, 8:33 AM

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Location: skelmersdale
Team(s): skelmersdale united

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Thanks everybody for your input, tried a few different progs, Quark, Adobe, Publisher all had good points but couldnt get the league tables and excel charts to fit
Went with Word, local printers ok with that, bit of messing around but got the first one out of the way with a pre season game...printed 50 sold them all. Got good feedback so well pleased.

You are expected to put in the usual Away team history, and pen pics, adverts for league sponsors plus own adverts
Wanted something different is there any suggestions
really appreciate the input

cheers Kev

Grantham I got the best image I could find !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(This post was edited by panther on Jul 27, 2014, 8:35 AM)


panther
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Feb 12, 2015, 10:39 AM

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Location: skelmersdale
Team(s): skelmersdale united

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Thanks again for all your suggestions regarding producing a programme

I used Microsoft Word, bit fiddly with the pages moving up and down as you add stuff but think I got a reasonable programme with it

Wanted to be pretty basic, not really bothered about Fancy graphics

There have been some good programmes produced, or should I say ones that I have been pleased with the outcome, others have been less so.

I have put up a few to download, if anyone is interested, On the Skelmersdale United Pitchero Site under the heading Information-Upcoming

or try the link
https://secure.pitchero.com/admin/club/7306/site-content/documents

Thanks again


(This post was edited by panther on Feb 12, 2015, 10:41 AM)

 
 


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