Tips for new editors
You have been invited to participate in creating a magazine. Maybe the chief editor has already sent you an e-mail and explained how to do this. If you do not understand something, then ask your questions by using the shoutbox. You can insert your own text and images on the page assigned to you.
- Most things are easy to understand, but if you are uncertain about something, look it up in the FAQ menu, at 'page - layout'; here you will find more information on all the options.
- While you are editing a page, you can always save the edits in the meantime, and continue later on.
- If you are satisfied with the results, you can hand in the page to your chief editor. After you have done this you will no longer be able to edit the page.
- Keep an eye on the deadline!
- The chief editor can assign multiple pages to you: discuss the number of pages you need with him.
What do the two dotted lines mean?
The two dotted lines are important tools for properly designing your page.
- The outside dotted line indicates the cutting edge (approximately). After it has been printed, your page will be cut for about 4 millimeters along this line, to create a nice border. The exact width of the cutting edge (in millimeters) depends on the thickness of the magazine.
- The dotted line on the inside indicates the borders for the text; within these limits the text will be clearly legible – this also goes for a glossy with adhesive binding.
Below are some examples of how you can use both the dotted lines.
What do I have to watch out for?
- If you want to neatly align a page right up to the borders, it is important that you position the color blocks and photos exactly on the outer edge. So don't place the blocks just against the outside dotted line: this way, there is always a chance that you might see a small white border after the page has been cut.
- While positioning a PDF file you need to pay close attention to the visibility of the text. In order to be visible the text needs to be positioned within the inner dotted line! When you create a PDF file you need to take into account that the page will be diminished because of the cutting edge of approximately 4 millimeters.