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More to explore
Make sure you plan enough room for the table of contents. It takes one line for
each article, so it could easily consume half of your front page if you let it. I prefer
to stick it on the ﬁ rst inside page.
More to explore
There’s such a lot you can do in Word, and there’s much more that you can
explore for yourself. The Insert ribbon, for example, has many useful applications.
You can use it to add hyperlinks, which are links to websites and are useful if
you’re planning to share your newsletter by email.
You can use it to insert tables, too, which have countless functions – they can help
you to lay out information like recipes, with ingredients in one column and
quantities in another (as you will see in Chapter 8). For sleeker looking tables, it’s easier
to copy and paste spreadsheets, as you will learn in Chapter 5.
If you want to add page numbers, the Insert ribbon is used to do this too, with a
wide range of styles available.
Download my example newsletter
Laying out newsletters can be time consuming, so don’t forget you can download
my newsletter and customise it to meet your own needs, using the skills you
learned in Chapter 2.
Figure 3.14 shows my ﬁ nished newsletter layout, including text ﬂ owing around a
circular text box, an article on top of a picture and an automatically generated
table of contents.
Use it to experiment with layouts, and see what fonts and effects I’ve used. You
can also paste your own stories over mine, edit the headlines and use the design
for your own publications. All the ﬁ les I’ve created while writing this topic are
available at www.sean.co.uk .
Once you’ve created the ﬁ rst issue of your newsletter, issue two will be easy
because you have already prepared the design and styles. Simply open issue one
and replace the text, making any necessary layout changes along the way.