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8 years 4 months ago #144732 by MojoJojo
I am the new publication chair for our PTO and the first job I have is to re-vamp our newsletter. It is ugly and crowded and just plain useless! lol I love some of the newsletter samples I have seen on this site, but can't figure out if there is a way to get the template to them where I can then download my information. Is this possible? Do you know where I can find templates for school newsletters or just plain newsletters for that matter? Thanks so much!
8 years 3 months ago #145565 by MojoJojo has all sorts of templates including newsletter ones. You can preview them and then dowload the one you like best. And then all you have to do is just put in your text and maybe some clipart and you're done. I do the newsletter for our PTO and that is where I found the format I liked. Here's the direct link to the newsletter template page: Hope this helps!
8 years 3 months ago #145576 by Ellen
The link brought up several pages of templates. Is there a specific one you recommend or just these in general? Can you make it into a pdf file or available to send via email?
8 years 3 months ago #145588 by njmom
I use Cute PDF - CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily. - to convert my documents to a PDF format. It only works with Windows but is reliable and easy to use. Once you've done the conversion, you can email your newsletter, or other documents, to your group.
8 years 3 months ago #145607 by Ellen
Thank you!
8 years 3 months ago #145614 by JHB
Look to the left on that link for "Filter by Product". If you plan to use Word, there is only 1 (long) page of templates. There are more choices with Publisher, but less "regular folks" have that installed on their computer.

Think it over before using Publisher. It gives you more options, but it takes more skill and less volunteers know how to use it. Plus it may not be installed on the school's computers (if that's important). When I was an officer, we prefered to use tool's where we could work on them at home or school. One person preferred to use Publisher. Her stuff looked wonderful, but everything had to be done at her house. No last minute tweaking at school when we wanted to change something on the fly. It was also less useful to pass documents down for possible re-use next year.

I'm don't mean to tell you NOT to use Publisher - but just weigh the pros and cons anytime you use a tool with a smaller base of users.
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