Creating custom pages

What is a custom page?

Custom pages are ones that you make yourselves and upload to the book once complete.  This is a great way of personalising your book – and putting the more artistic amongst you to work!

You can create pages in whichever software you prefer, do bear in mind that your pages should be B5 in size (or, if you make them A4, make your text around a third larger, as we will downsize your pages to fit the book) and that you need to leave some space between the edge and any important content such as faces/text (around 1-1.5 cms should be fine).

If you’d like exact dimensions for the pages, a single side should be 176x251mm (2079×2967 pixels at 300 dpi).

You can upload pages to the site as jpeg, png or pdf files – most desktop publishing/art software will be able to output to one of these formats, but do contact us if you’re struggling.

Uploading pages

So you’ve made a nice set of pages offline and you’ll now want to upload these finished pages to the book. To do this, click onto the set up tab and click the Custom Page Uploads button.  Find the file from your computer using the ‘Choose file’ button, and then click the blue ‘Upload’ button on the right.

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If you upload a pdf that is more than two pages long, it will be split up into multiple single page sections.  This allows you to move them around the book easier and as I mentioned above, if you spot a typo on page 43 of a 50 page document it means you can just correct and upload one page, not the whole lot!

Adding pages

Now you’ve uploaded your pages you can add them to the book 🙂 Click on the add pages button at the top of the yearbook home screen and choose articles. You can then see previews of your uploaded pages under the bar on the left.

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To add a custom page to the spread, click onto the preview of the page 🙂 You’ll notice the page defaults to sit on the left page but you can adjust this by clicking the R that appears over the preview. Alternatively you can click ‘Both’ to apply a page to both sides of the spread, for example a blank message page you wish to duplicate. If you wish, you can also change the fit on the page to either bleed, exact or padded. Clicking the ? alongside fit will explain the different options and you can choose which works best for you!

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