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You will need to fill in the school details in the Schoolzine Newsletter Template with the Newsletter Date, your School/College Name, as well as your Name and Email.
The style menu allows you to quickly apply custom Schoolzine styles to your content, so that you do not have to colour and style the newsletter content individually. It is important that the template styles are used in your newsletter, as it allows Schoolzine to format your content accurately. This results in quicker turn-around times and less changes during the amendment process.
The style menu should appear by default in the Menu ribbon at the top of your document. If it does not appear here you can access it by pressing Shift, Control, Alt and S.
To begin adding your newsletter content, you can either copy and paste your content or type directly into the template.
Here are a few tips to make the process easier, and to cut down on changes in the amendment process:
Once all of your newsletter content has been added to the template, you will need to apply heading styles to your articles.
Heading 1’s are used for the main headline for each article. To apply, select the text and press the Heading 1 style in the style menu.
Heading 2’s are used for sub headings. To apply, select the text and press the Heading 2 style in the style menu.
To add an image in your content, type the file name in the spot you would like the image to appear and style it with the Image/Attachment style.
To add a caption, type Caption: and the text you would like to display under the image reference. Make sure the caption is styled with the Image/Attachment style.
Images can be floated next to a paragraph of text, allowing the text to wrap around the image. To insert a floated image within your content, type the file name with either (float left) or (float right) next to it and mark it with the Image/Attachment style.
If you have 5 or more images that you would like to add in the one spot in the newsletter, this will go into the newsletter as a gallery. To make it easier to reference the gallery, place the images in an appropriately named sub-folder in your images folder. Then type the folder name in the spot you would like the gallery to appear and style it with the Image/Attachment style.
If you would like a specific name for your gallery, type Gallery Name: with the name you would like the gallery to be called, under the gallery reference. Make sure the gallery name is styled with the Image/Attachment style.
To add a PDF file in your content, type the file name in the spot you would like the file to appear and style it with the Image/Attachment style.
If you would like the PDF file to be displayed as an image in the newsletter, type Embed next to the file name.
To add a video in your content, type in the video’s URL (eg. www.youtube.com/abcd1234) in the spot you would like the video to appear and style it with the Image/Attachment style.
By default Schollzine will embed all YouTube and Vimeo videos. This means that your community will not have to navigate away from the newsletter to view the video. The video URL will also be placed into the Print PDF version of the newsletter.
The Bold, Italic and Underline styles can be applied to your newsletter content. All three styles can be used at the same time if needed.
Coloured text can also be applied to your newsletter content. The colours available are:
We don’t recommend using yellow as it is hard to read on the white background of your newsletter.
Bullet points and numbered lists can be applied to your newsletter content. If you would like a list to be included, use the default styles from the menu ribbon.
If you have an article, paragraph or quote that you would like to stand out from the rest of your newsletter, we can format the content with either a coloured border or a coloured background.
Submit the content in a single cell table with Insert Border Table or Insert Colour Table above it. If you do not indicate which style you would like to use, we will pick one based on the content supplied.
When submitting a table make sure content is separated into its own cell, otherwise related content may no longer align properly.
If you would like to include a borderless table, remove the borders from the table using the table settings in Word.
Please do not use the Tab key to create spaces between words. Tabbed data is unable to be replicated in your newsletter, as tabs are automatically removed from your document when it is run through our engine
If you would like to include this content in your newsletter, we recommend using a table or an alternative formatting style such as dashes ( - ).
Advising newsletter contributors about the recommended format for newsletter content cuts down on the changes you will need to make when putting the newsletter together.
Send the following document to your newsletter contributors to give them a guide for supplying content.