How to Create a Weekly Planner in Affinity Publisher


Hey everyone welcome back to this low content, publishing design tutorial series. My name is Rachel Harrison son. So last week I gave you a bit of a brief tour of the affinity publisher software interface.

Now that is a professional level desktop publishing software. It’s, ideal for creating your book covers, and your interior files and it’s. A real alternative to Adobe InDesign, it’s, got all the features that you’re ever going to need or want to create your low content books, and it is at a fraction of the price.

So, even though I use InDesign strictly because I’ve been using it for over a decade now, after downloading affinity designer yesterday, I think it was. This program really gives InDesign a run for its money.

So this is a really really great program that you can use to just take your design efforts up to the next level if you so choose so this week we’re, going to be doing a weekly planner, so you know without further ado.

I’m just gonna flip the screen now and we’re gonna jump right into the tutorial. So I hope you enjoy okay. So this is the weekly planner interior that we’re going to be creating today. So this is an undated weekly planner and you can choose to leave it undated like this one or you can choose to include dates now I didn’t want to get too fancy right off the bat here, so I just wanted to start off Showing you something basic just so you can focus more on wrapping your head around this software and the different functionalities that it has and then obviously I could encourage you to get a little bit more complex and creative.

When you create your own. There are obviously many different types of planners out there. Dailey widens the weekly ones, ones that include calendars and whatnot, but we don’t want to jump in headfirst.

Here we’re, just going to start off with the basics, and then hopefully you’re, going to learn enough about what this tool is capable with that you’ll, be able to extrapolate that in your own design, and You know create something a little bit more custom and just build upon what you’re learning right now.

So let’s, go ahead and go on over to affinity publisher, where we’re going to you create a new document. So we’ll go to file new, and this is where we’re, going to set up everything for our document. Now we’re, going to make sure that the type is print press ready and for the page preset.

This planner is going to be a six by nine, so there aren’t any page presets here that we’re going to use. So we’re just going to make sure that’s on custom. Now for document units I think most of us are going to be using inches and for image placement policy I like to prefer laked rather than embedded and if you’re, not sure what that means.

Basically, if you use a linked image, what that means is you can go into the source image file and make edits to it to it after it’s already been placed in in this file and then whatever edits you make in the other program, We’re, going to update in this one if you don’t foresee yourself having to make any edits to an image after the fact after it’s already been placed in this file and you don’T really need to worry about that.

You can just leave it as embedded. I’m, going to leave it as linked just in case and for a number of pages, since this is going to be a very simple weekly planner and we’ve got one week per page that’s, going to Give us 52 weeks in a year so 52 pages, and then I’m going to want a couple of pages at the beginning.

Just so I can have one of those pages that says belong to. You know your contact, information and whatnot, and then I also want a page where I can put a logo and contact information so that’s. Gon na add another couple of pages, so that’s, going to give me a total of 54 pages.

Now we’re, going to leave default master clicked and we’ll. Get to that once inside now we’re going to go to our layout, and this is where we’re going to enter our 6×9 DPI. You want to make sure that’s on 300.

That is what print-ready documents require, so leave that at 300 now I like to work in facing pages. So what you’re, going to notice when I open this up. Is you’re, going to see two side by side pages, and that is just really handy for the design process, so you can see if each page is bouncing one another out it’s not perfectly necessary, but this is something that’s really gonna help with your designs, and you want to keep that on arranged horizontally and start on the right now for color you can choose CMYK.

Is that’s, the color mode that is required for printing? So well, we’ll. Choose that don ‘ T worry about the color profile. Then we’re going to go to margins. So if you go on the right here, you see this little kind of a chain.

We want that. Unchecked, because we don’t want all of our margins to be the same, so our inner margin is going to be slightly larger than the other margins, and that’s called the gutter, and what that does? Is it just allows for that approximately quarter of an inch in the middle that’s, going to be taken up by the glue that holds the perfect binding together on our boats? So there’s, going to be that little bit in the middle, that’s basically unusable space.

And if we add that into our inner margin, that’s just going to ensure that nothing on the inner sides is going to get inadvertently cut off or just look a little bit too close to the spine. So I’m gonna give that a point: seven five inch gutter for outer.

I’m, going to hit 5.5 inches and I’m going to do that, the same for the rest of them as well. Now we’re going to head over to the bleed and we’re, going to make sure that our bleed is point zero, one, two five inches and if you hit tab with that, little chain link clicked that’s.

Just going to auto populate all of the other bleeds as well, so once you’ve got that set up. We’ll just hit OK, and then we’re into our document. Okay, so here we are now, as you can see, we ‘ Ve got all of our pages, lined up on the left-hand side here and what we’re going to do.

First, is we’re, actually gonna head up to our master page, so master pages are really useful. If you’d, like a set of rules to apply to more than one page in your document, so that you don’t have to recreate the same page, multiple times or spend any time, you know copying or pasting multiple pages or Anything like that, so it can be used for things like setting up margins grids guides.

Maybe you have a watermark that you want to appear on every page or a header or footer, or basically any design element that you want to see repeated on multiple pages. So let’s, go ahead and click into our master page, so we’ve already set up our margins, but what I want to set up now is a little bit of a grid just to help us with our design.

So I’m, going to go up to view and then I’m gonna scroll down to the guides manager, and I want to create a few columns here just to help me with my design. So I’m. Going to go to vertical guides and I’m gonna add a couple of columns.

Now I kind of want this in thirds, but I want a little bit more than a third devoted to my little notes and to do section. So I’m gonna ramp that up to five just to get a little bit more width out of the right-hand column, and I think I’m going to decrease the gutter.

Just a touch 2.2 inches. Just to tighten that up. A little bit so now that we’ve got our columns, so we can just hit close, and now we ‘ Ve got something to align our text boxes to, and that is just just a good design practice all right.

So the first thing I’m going to do is set up my header, so I’m gonna go over to this toolbar to the left. Here I’m, going to hit the text box tool and I’m just going to go to the top left and drag out a text box just type that out like so now that obviously doesn’t.

Look how we want it, so I’m gonna give that a click, and I’m, really not keen on Arial. So let’s. We’re gonna stick with the sans-serif, but we’re gonna choose something just a little bit more attractive.

So I’m, going to use Gilson’s here and I’ll. Keep it regular for now, and I’ll, just bump that up to let’s, see maybe 24 at the moment. Now one of the great things about a professional design. Software like this is you’ve got so much more control, / your typography.

Now there’s. Nothing really! You know wrong with this type. The way it is, but there are lots of things we can do to just elevate the design. Just a little bit further and make it look a little bit nicer.

One of those things is by using a feature called tracking. Basically, what that does is it adds a little bit of space between all the letters just to give it a little bit more breathing room and then often the result is just something that’s a little bit airier and just looks a little bit More sophisticated than if it if we were to just leave it like this, so I’m gonna click that type to highlight it.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to head over to the character tab, so that’s just right here, I’ll click on that and that’s. Gon na give us all of the control over all the different features of this specific type.

So, as you can see, not only do we have access to the type and that to the font and the size and some of these basic features up here. But there’s, also a palette here which gives us all of the fine-tuning that we can use.

So this is tracking right here. So I’m just going to show you what I mean by this. So here’s where it is now and then, as we increase the tracking, it just gives us a little bit more space, so I’m, actually going to just hit a hundred and see how that looks all right.

I like that. Now the next thing I’m going to do is I’m, going to go up to the color. It’s just in plain black right now, but I find that using plain black against white looks a little bit too harsh. So what’s? Really nice to just soften that up and lessen the harshness is to just decrease that, even if it’s just down to about 80, so we’ll.

Leave that at 80 for now and we’ll, see how that looks when we come back to it in a bit now. This text box is a little bit too big, so I’m just going to grab this handle and just slide that up a little bit now we’re going to work on our days of the week, which is going to be In this left hand, I’m gonna use these three columns to fill it up with.

So we’re going to use a table to accomplish this. So this is the table tool right here and I’m gonna line that up with my margin and I’m gonna drag it out to. However many rows and columns. I want – and you can see here there’s a little C and an R.

The C is telling me it’s, going to be one column and the R is one row. So I’m just gonna keep. My eye on that, obviously I only want one column and I’m gonna want seven rows. Once I’ve created that I can just drag the handle here and make that whatever size I want okay.

So now I’ve got my table. Let’s populate it with the typography. So I’m. Not gonna really worry about what it looks like just yet. I’m, just gonna type it in there – okay. Well, maybe maybe I’ll, just maybe a wheel a little bit all right.

So I’m just gonna copy and paste that into the next one here and I’m going to make that semi bold and I might actually just see what that looks like as 10-point type. So this type is budding up. A little bit too high against the cells, so we want to create a little bit of an inset so that it sits away from the top of that cell.

So we’re, going to highlight that put a head over to our table palette and if you don’t see it on the right hand. Side here you just want to make sure you still got the table tool selected, which we do and then we’re gonna go to the top.

Here we’re going to head over to this table button right here. That’s, going to bring up our formatting options. So I’m going to click on all so that we’ve got each cell of the table defined. Then I’m, going to go to the stroke and I’m gonna.

Do that about 0.5 I’m going to make sure that is. It is on the first solid line style here I’m. Not going to worry about any of the other options, and then I’m going to choose the color, and I think what I’d, like to do is probably give this about 60 % black just so that it sits back nicely And doesn’t.

Look too harsh! Okay, once I’ve done that I’ll just click out of it. Now, if, at any point, I want to take a look at what this document looks like without the margins and the guides showing up, I’m, going to hit ctrl W that’s.

Gon na get rid of all that stuff, and then I can just see exactly what it looks like without all of that stuff intruding. So if I’m happy with how that looks, that’s great, I’m. Just gonna just going to enable the guides and the margins again and we’ll, just click back all right.

So let’s refine the type inside this table just a little bit. So I’m, going to get rid of this table palette just so, I have access to everything behind it. We’re gonna look at my character palette again, and I’m gonna give that probably about a 50 % tracking and went to soften the color of the type again probably to about 80.

So now make sure when you’re adjusting the color of the type that you’re, doing it in the right spot. So this is where things can get a little bit confusing. If you’ve not used a program like this before so probably your first instinct is gonna go to.

This is to go to this color palette right here, but because you’ve actually got the table itself highlighted what that &. # 39 s going to do. Is it’s just going to adjust the colors there? You want this to be applied just to the type, so you can do that by either going up to the top here or going to the character palette here.

So I’m, going to click on the color here in the character palette and I’m going to bring the color of that down to about 80 and I think I’m happy with that. So let’s. Just take another quick look by pressing ctrl W and we’ll.

Take a look that looks good, but what I don’t like right now is how the type is sitting so close to the top of each cell. So let’s, move that down slightly the other thing that we want to do. If we refer back to our original planner here, what we’ve done is we’ve created a little bit of a shaded box for people to write in the date if they want to.

So we’re, going to go ahead and do that, but we ‘ Ve got the type out of the way first. So let’s, go ahead and do that so we’re. Just gonna choose all the cells of our table. We’re, going to go back to our table palette.

We’re, going to go down to cell, and in sets we’re, going to make sure that this chain link is not enabled because we want to have different parameters for each one. Now for left, let’s. Go ahead and just keep moving that in we’re about satisfied that we ‘

Ve got room for that shaded box, and then we’re, going to move the top down until that feels comfortable. Let’s. Just refer back and it looks about right: we can always change it if we have to all right.

So let’s. Give that a whirl. Now I’ll, go ahead and create those little shaded boxes that people can enter the date. So I’m gonna zoom. In so a shortcut is just command + or there is a zoom tool right here.

On the left hand, toolbar now we’re, going to grab the shape tool. We’re, going to choose rectangle and I’m just going to line that up kind of like so, and I’m gonna just kind of eyeball and make sure there’s.

Sort of equal distance between the top of the cell and the left of the cell, and then I’m, going to choose the move tool and I’m just going to use my arrow actually just get that down to about where I think is right, and you really want to you – can use the ruler tool and you can actually drag down a ruler and make sure that it is perfectly in line with your type.

And then I’m, going to grab that and first off we want to make sure this is the right color. So let’s just check that out for a sec, let’s, get rid of the table palette! You don’t want any stroke on that, so we’ll just get rid of that, and it’s at about 10 %.

I think that’s, good. It’s, good enough to show people that there is a box there, but it’s, not dark enough that it’s going to obscure whatever is written there. So if we’re happy with that, we’ll just grab it and to copy it.

You can either do edit copy and edit paste, but to make things easier, you just do a little bit of a shortcut. You can hit option and then just start dragging it and also hold down the shift key, and that will keep things in a perfectly straight line.

So I’ll, just move that down and now I’ll just to grab them both and do the exact same thing. So I’m just hitting option, and then I’m clicking and dragging while holding down the shift key and if you want to select multiple objects.

Like I’m doing right now, you just hold down the shift key as you’re clicking multiple objects. All right, I’m going to command out of here and just see if that looks satisfactory. So now we’re, just gonna move on to our duze and our notes boxes now, as I’m about to do that, I can already see that I’ve made a bit of a mistake here and that’s; okay, so, basically, I wanted this table to end at the end of this third column, that’s.

Okay, I’m, just gonna grab it and just move that over here. So I’m, going to just click here and make sure that my table is deselected. So we’re just gonna head over to the rectangle tool. We’ll grab that, and I’m, going to set up the color of it before I draw it.

So we don’t want to fill so that’s, good! That’s already marked off and let’s hit the stroke and we want that to be at 60 so that it matches our table. We also want to make sure that we have this selected.

This is the solid line style which we want. We want to make sure it’s at 0.5, so that matches the table as well. So now, when we drag out our shape, it’s, going to look exactly the way we want. It so I’m gonna put it about here.

We might have to do it a couple of adjustments in a minute, but that’s. Fine, let’s just deselect and make sure that everything looks good. Here again. I’m pressing ctrl W just so I can take a look without all of my guides and margins.

That looks fine again. I’m gonna select it. I’m gonna hit option. + shift as I’m, dragging it, and we’ll put that down here and then I’ll just drag that up and leave that about there. Just for now. I want to make sure that the gutters between the table and the two boxes are similar.

This one might be just a pinch smaller, but not by much so that’s about right. It doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but we just want to get it as close as possible. So the first thing I’m going to do.

Is I’m going to create the lines for my notes once those are done? I’m, going to drag them up to Mike to do’s and AB the boxes. So this is where we’re. Going to use a really handy feature called a baseline grid and what a baseline grid is.

Is it’s just going to put lines basically across your entire spread here and it’s extremely handy for using when you’re, creating something like a line journal or something like what we’re? Doing now, anything that requires lines and that is going to show us evenly spaced perfectly evenly spaced lines across our whole page.

So we’ll, go up to view. We’ll, go to baseline grid manager. Now it doesn’t, really matter where our start position is for this particular document. If you were relying this more for the design of your entire spread, which we’re, not really doing, we’re just trying to evenly spaced out lines in one particular area.

But if you were, then you might want to choose to start it relative to the top of the margin instead of the top of the page, it doesn’t really matter for to us right now, so we’ll leave it, as Is now the grid spacing what we want to do is we want to create lines that kind of mimic a piece of papers? So if you haven’t actually printed out your Interior file to see how close those lines are to one another, you might not realize that they’re a little bit too close.

So one of the complaints I see is it lines are too close. So there’s, not really enough room to actually write anything. We want to avoid that. So what we’re going to do. Is we’re, going to use some standard spacing, so you ‘

Ve got a couple of different options here, the two that I would personally consider our college-ruled and legal ruled now legal rule that gives you a little bit more space between lines, which I don’t think we need.

So I’m. Going to choose college ruled so college ruled paper has just over seven millimeters seven point one millimeters to be exact of space between lines. So we’re going to use that here we’re. Just gonna do seven millimeters to make it easy now.

This is obviously in points, but we can still type in any unit of measurement that we want as long as we type in what that unit of measurement is so we’re. Just gonna choose seven millimeters, so we’ll hit.

Seven and then the mm for millimeters, and if I hit tab here, you can see that that’s, converting it for me, so it’s. Basically, just under about 20 points. Actually let’s. Just take a look. We do the exact seven point, one millimeters, so that gives us about 20 points before we click out of here.

We want to make sure we’ve got show baseline grids and you can choose the display threshold. I’m just going to keep it at 50 and we will just close that so obviously this baseline grid, it just acts similarly to our margins or the grids it’s not actually going to show up when printed it’s just showing up to give us a guide right now now.

One thing I want to mention here is that, by default, a lot of your text boxes are going to snap to the baseline grid, which we don’t want, and it’s not happening in this instance, because I had already set It up in a previous file, but what you may notice once you’ve, just done what I did is you might see some of your type jump around and cling to whatever that nearest line is if that’s happening for you.

All you need to do is click whichever text box. It is, or you can click any of the cells in your table like so, and you’re just going to go over to the paragraph tab. You’re, going to go down to align to baseline grid, and you will see a tick box here.

You want to unpick that once you do, your text is gonna go right back to where it was so that is something that is a little bit different in InDesign and this one yesterday, it had me running around for like 10 minutes trying to figure out What what to do about that? Okay, so let’s, get to making our lines now.

This is another thing that’s a little bit different to InDesign. Indesign actually has a line tool and again. This is something that I had to surf the internet for for a few minutes to just try and figure it out, because it wasn’t.

It wasn’t immediate apparent to me, so a line tool in affinity publisher is actually hidden in the pen tool. So we’ll click, the pen tool. Then you’re, going to want to go up here to mode and make sure it’s on this straight line or make sure it’s on line mode again, we want to make sure it’s.

Half a point, and we want to make sure that it is at 60 % black and we do not want to fill so. If that’s good to go, then we should just start clicking. So you just click once and then you click where you want that line to end, and you will get a nice perfectly straight line.

Now I’m, going to hit the selection tool and I’m just gonna start copying and pasting this line and the quickest way to do that. I’m gonna hit the option key. Well, I’m gonna select the line I’m gonna hit the option key and then drag, and as I’m dragging, I’m, going to hit shift, and that is going to keep things Perfectly lined up it’s going to allow me to drag it downward in a perfectly straight line.

Now I’m, not gonna worry too much about this landing perfectly on those lines. Right now I want to make sure that top one is lined up perfectly sitting right perfectly. On top of that line, then I’m gonna grab, both of them again option drag.

While I’m holding shift, and I’m just gonna keep going that way until you ‘ Ve got all of our lines again. I’m, not worried about it being perfect. Just yet, and you can probably do you do one more now, you can see some of these aren’t perfect and that’s.

Okay, because now I’m going to introduce you to another super handy tool, so I’m just gonna click into preview mode here, just to get rid of our guides and margins again. That is ctrl W and I’m going to select all of these lines.

I’m, going to go up to the align tool, which is right here. Click on that go to a line vertically, and then this end button here, spaced vertically. I just give that one clip and now all of these lines are perfectly spaced.

So this too is really gonna blow your mind. If you’ve ever actually attempted to do this manually before now. I can see that I need to just make this a little bit longer, so I’m kind of just eyeballing this right now, but that looks about right all right now.

One thing I don’t, like is this awkward space here. So I’m just going to use my arrow key break that all the way down. So I’ve got perfect space and then I’ll just delete this last line, and now everything’s perfectly spaced.

Here and I like that, so let’s grab our type tool. Again, I’m gonna draw out a text box notes. Alright, let’s. Make sure that’s correct here, so we’ve got Gill sans semi, bold 10-point, 80 %, black okay and 50 % tracking okay, that’s.

What I want – and I’m just gonna make sure that that’s evenly spaced between the top and the side, so that’s about right. Alright, now let’s. Grab these lines and again we’ll. Do our little option shift trip trick to move those up, and I’m just gonna line them right off the bat here.

Alright, so get rid of that this okay. So now we ‘ Ve got our perfectly spaced lines at the top. We’ll. Just do a little copy and paste here all right perfect. Now we just need to create our little check boxes.

So let’s, make some room for those grab our lines and we’ll just grab one of these handles all right. Let’s zoom in so you can see what we’re, doing, create our little tick boxes, so we’ll, go back to the rectangle tool.

Again we don’t want to fill here. We do want to stroke of about 60 and half a point so perfect. I’m gonna line that up with the bottom line, and I’ll just click and drag that out using the shift key at the same time, and if I hold shift down while I adjust the size it’S just gonna make sure it’s.

Gon na constrain the proportions. So basically that just means you’re gonna continue to get a perfect square. If I don’t hold the shift key, it’s, gonna turn into a rectangle, and it won’t won’t, be perfect.

So let’s. Do that all right! Let’s, zoom out to see how that looks all right. I think that’s about good. So again, I’m soo-min to see what we can do see what we’re doing here same way, that I did the lines I’m, just gonna start clicking and dragging again, I’m holding Down the option key and the shift key as I’m, dragging these okay, one more all right that’s done all right.

So our page is pretty much done here. Aside from the images that we’re going to add in just a minute first, I’m gonna just copy and paste this on to the second half of my master page spread so turn on my grids and guides again.

I’m, just gonna select everything and I’ll. Do the option? Click drag routine again here, let’s. Make sure that’s lined up properly with my margins, all right. So I think I’m satisfied with that all right now let’s.

Add our images all right so to add an image and go to file place. I’m just gonna be using this decorative mandala design that I downloaded from effect easy that’s, an EPS file, which is what your going to be using in most instances here and then you just kind of want to click.

Wherever you want it place or I can choose a starting point and then just click and drag to, however big I want it, so I’ll, just Center that and then just kind of align it whatever big. I decide. I want it.

So let’s, see here alright, so that’s, probably about right now. Obviously we can’t just have an image like this sitting on top of all the stuff behind it, because obviously people can’t see it. So what we’re going to do.

Is we’re going to go over to the layers palette, and this is where you’re, going to have the opacity feature, so let’s turn that down a little bit, and I’m thinking about 10 is probably good enough. You could lower it down even further if you want, but I would definitely recommend 10 being sort of the threshold that you don’t cross.

If it’s overlaying. Something important like it is here so make that just turn that down even more to about seven and that’s good. So I’ve got that little piece in there. Then we had a decorative border at the top.

So let’s, go ahead and grab that now all right, so I’m gonna drag that out to the size that I want it now. It’s really important when you’re, using images that jut up against the end of your document to make sure that image extends all the way to the bleed.

So, in order to see the bleed, we’re gonna. Do that ctrl W again – and you can see this little outline here – that’s, the edge of our bleed. So I’m, going to drag this up so that it is touching the top of the bleed.

If you don’t extend the images all the way to the edge of the bleed your interior is actually want to get rejected. It does look a bit harsh though, so I think I’m going to adjust the opacity just turn that down a little bit put that to 80 as well.

Then I think this might look a little bit too harsh, so I might just tone that down a bit let’s. Take a look. What it looks like at 60. I might want to adjust the size of that as well all right. So I think that’s good for now, but we still have a couple of pages to add to our planner.

So let’s. Go back down into our pages here now, as you can see, because we use a master page. We’ve got this weekly planner layout, applied to our front page, which we don’t want, and our first left-hand page here, which we also don’t want.

So I’m gonna just right. Click on that and hit clear master and that’s, going to remove the master. Whatever I’ve got on the master page, it’s, going to be removed. I’ll. Do the same thing here. Alright, so this front, I usually just like to do something like this book belongs to you or just you know some some blank lines for some contact details.

So let ‘ S actually go ahead and we ‘ Ll just grab this and bring that down to our first page here and we’ll, just paste that right alike. So I’m gonna drag the text box out. I’m, going to select this and choose Center and we can do a belongs to.

He can obviously put whatever you want here, yeah that’s a bit big. So probably something along the order of 20 points is more than enough and again we’ll just drag out a line, so we’ll grab our pen tool make sure it’s in line mode, which it is half A points and make that eighty or sixty rather I think that’s.

What we’ve been using, and I’m just going to drag out a line here and that’s, not straight. So, basically, you want to hold the shift and then, if you hold shift, while you’re clicking that’s, going to create a perfectly straight line, then we can just kind of try and line it up.

Here again. We can use that a line tool and if we do a line horizontally, that is going to put it right smack in the middle of the page, but want to make sure that you ‘ Ve got a line to page here.

Okay, there we go, then you might want to just kind of play around with this a little bit you might want to adjust the tracking. So this is just a quick little tip here. If you want to adjust the tracking, you can either use the tracking panel right here or you can hit option while you’re, hitting your right arrow button and that will track it out as a shortcut alright.

So now I want to make my line a little bit longer again. I want to make sure that’s perfectly aligned. So let’s. Just look there and I’m just kind of eyeballing in here. Then we’ll go to our second page.

This is where I normally like to put things like my brand logo contact information. You can attribute images here. So let’s, go ahead and do that we ‘ Ll, go to file place right now. I’ll. Just drag that out all right.

So I got rid of my margins because I’d, wanted to get rid of the master page, but I’m just gonna drag a line out for my ruler here. Make sure that show guides is on. Otherwise, you’ll, drag out a line and you won’t see it.

So I’ve just dragged out a line that’s, the same as my margin and I’ll. Do the same for this side margin grab my text tool again drag out a text box. Now, if you’re on a mac off some option G, it will get you that copyright symbol – I’m, not sure it’s talking my head, what it is on a PC.

Obviously, that’s far too big. So I’m gonna put that probably at about ten or twelve points that’s. Really all we need – and I’ll – make this about 80. It’s very small, so I want it to stand out a little bit more and we don ‘

T really need this type tracked out. That far tracking is great for adding a little bit of air around larger type, but when it’s, this small it doesn’t actually help. So you can either put it at 0. 5.

10. Just keep the number small. Then, if you wanted, you could do your contact information now when I hit return, if this is coming down the way further than it should so, I can see that something’s off.

So let’s, go to paragraph and we’ll go to the spacing okay. Here we go all right, so this is where you would add. If you wanted this a certain amount of space after a paragraph, then you could increase this number.

I don’t want any. I want it to just be set to default there. Now that’s, lined up it’s. A little bit tight, but again what I can do here is, I can hit option and my down arrow and that adjusts the letting so tracking is adding space between letters, letting is adding space between lines and I ‘

Ve used some images from a vector Z for this, so I’m, going to attribute that here as well now just to set this a little bit further back. I’m gonna make this seven point now. Seven is basically the smallest: you want your type to be set at four: it’s still to be legible, so it ‘

Ll still be legible at seven points, but it’s. Just gonna sit back away from your brand information and copyright information, and if you want to set it apart even further again, you can just add a couple more spaces in between it.

I’m gonna make sure that’s sitting nicely on my bottom margin and let’s, see how that looks alright. So I might want to play around with this a little bit more refining it, but the purposes of this we’re, not gonna.

Do that right now, so that is basically everything that we’re going to include with this particular planner, so you can scroll down and just see that we ‘ Ve got our platter on all of the pages.

Thanks to that nice master page now we’re. Just gonna hit save one more time, and then we’re going to export this sucker. So let’s, go up to file export and we’re. Going to monami sure it’s on PDF, make sure dpi says 300.

So for the preset here, PDF for print is perfectly fine. There are a couple other options you can use here, but for our purposes a PDF for print is gonna. Do the trick just fine now, when you’re exporting this for KDP, you’re going to want to make sure that include.

Bleed is checked here. I’m, going to deselect it right now. Just so we can see what our final trimmed document is going to look like, but when you’re exporting it for KDP, it makes sure that you have include bleed, checked, okay, so another important thing here for area.

You want all pages you don’t want to export it, as spreads spreads, were really helpful to us in the design process, but KDP is not going to accept a PDF that’s in spreads. They want it in pages, so just make sure you’ve got all pages selected and then we’re going to export and again in your version, you might want to add some other pages like some calendars on it.

You might want to add some notes in the back, maybe contact pages for people to write down their own contexts. That is fine. I’ve shown you enough information here today that you should be able to extrapolate most other situations according to whatever customizations you want to make alright.

So let’s. Take a look at that PDF! Alright, there you have it so that’s it. I hope you enjoyed that don’t forget to subscribe and hit that Bell, so that you know you can be notified every time I put out one of these videos.

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