Submitting Your Assignments as PDF Files

All of your Type Book assignments are to be submitted as PDF files. This is a requirement, not a suggestion. We covered how to do this several times WEEKS ago. If you have submitted files without converting them to PDF format, (as I have mentioned before) they WILL NOT counted. Being able to follow instructions helps with being able to get a good grade in the end. So, NOW is your last opportunity to get credit for these assignments. The Type Book project is to completed by Fri, March 28. All late submissions will have points deducted and marked as LATE.

If you still have no clue how to create a PDF file, here is a video that can be found on YouTube. You can also do a search to find others if this one is not helpful.

Project: Autobiographical Zine

We began this project in class, but here are the details so that you can make certain you stay on track.

  • Your Zine project will be a 12-page booklet, including the cover.
  • It is autobiographical, which means it all about you or some aspect of your life.
  • All of the content must be original. You will  do the writing and the photos or illustrations or graphic elements–do not use images from the internet. That would be copyright infringement.
  • When you set up your pages in InDesign, the measurements are 5.5″x8.5″ (or 33picas x 51picas).
  • You will determine the number of columns are in your grid.
  • When the design is complete, you will assemble the layout for printing, then staple down the center of the spine (to create saddle-stitching).
  • You may print in black and white to save money,  but your design will be in color.
  • After the print version, you will be taking your design and adding interactive elements (video, music, etc) and producing the Zine for tablets.

Cover layout is due for Monday, March 24, 2014.

Here are a couple videos that help you with this project.