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    Newsletter Layout

    I just recently started using Publisher 2000 to create a newsletter. Because I was in a hurry to put out the first issue, and had no prior experience with Publisher, I used the MS Publisher Catalog to select a pre-designed newsletter layout. The Newsletter Wizard created four 8-1/2 x 11 pages, and I proceeded to customize each page. When I was completed, I copied the file to a zip disk and took it to Kinko

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    Re: Newsletter Layout

    I have been using Publisher for 2 years to typeset weekly newsletters. I am also an former Kinko's ops manager. I hope that this solution helps.
    Most printers do not print to 11x17. Publisher will let you layout in that format using File/Page Setup/Custom Size. This allows you to work in your chosen page format. When it comes time to print, the page will print out on multiple sheets. You could then tape the sheets together and place them on a copier.
    A better solution would be to create a PDF file to either email to Kinko's or store on your Zip. Kinko's will then Rip (Rip fees used to be $10.00) the file to a copier that handles 11x17. The trick to creating the PDF lies in having the correct printer driver. I have installed a HP Laserjet Postscript printer driver off my Win98 CD. Just got to Control Panel/Settings/Printers and install. When you are ready to print, select File/Print in Publisher and use the dropdown box to select your postscript printer and check the print to file box. You will se a dialog box, under file name, type in the name and change the .prn to .ps. For example NewsJan.ps. Chooses the Zip drive (on the bottom) and hit OK. When the file is complete, open up Adobe Acrobat Distiller (hope you have that program) and choose File/Open/NewsJan.ps. Distiller will than create the PDF which can be opened by anyone with Adobe Reader. Kinko's can also readily work in this file format. Distiller is not a free download whereas Reader is. Check with Kinko's, they might have a better way. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Newsletter Layout

    Thanks, Pischi, for the quick response! Actually, the Kinko's I go to does have printing capabilities for 11x17 documents, and I would prefer to go that route rather than photocopying (resolution is so much better, esp. with graphics and photos--and the cost is the same). I'm gonna try creating the newsletter from scratch using the Custom Size option. If I run into any problems, you'll hear from me! Thanks again for your input/suggestions.

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    Re: Newsletter Layout

    Look at the Help File under Print a Booklet. Publisher 2000. The solution you are looking for might be there.

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