Create new project
When creating a new project, you define some basic settings for the project and create a project team from all members of your account. All the information you enter here can of course be changed later, so you don't have to be afraid of entering something wrong. You can simply get started!
If you have already created projects, you can also copy them. This is especially helpful for periodicals that basically have the same or at least similar page structure. So you can also use it to create templates for specific project types.
First you give your project a name. This can consist of three parts: Customer, Object Title and Output. None of the three text fields need to be filled in, but at least one of them. In our practice, the three-part name has proven to be quite helpful. This way, projects can be assigned to specific customers or editors, and in the case of periodicals, the different editions can be distinguished more easily.
The indication of a production period is for information purposes only. If you later create a detailed schedule for the project, the resulting start and end dates are automatically transferred here.
You have two options for the number of pages for your project.
Number 1: You simply enter a number for the page count of your publication in the text field.
Number 2: You enter a list of page titles.
In pageplanr you can give each page a title (this is one of the most important features of pageplanr, because only then you get the best overview of your publication). If you have a publication with 100 pages, it can be a bit tedious to give every single page a title. That's why you can enter a list of page titles instead of just entering a number for the page size. pageplanr creates a page for each line of text you enter and assigns the content of the text line as title to the pages.
Often the page count will change during production and you can add or delete pages in the pageplanr at any time. The page number set here is therefore only a starting point.
You can specify a print sheet size (possible values are 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32). pageplanr then calculates the page layout and informs you if the number of pages in your project cannot be distributed exactly to the specified print sheet size. This way you will always get a hint in time and can consult the printer to solve the problem.
Specify whether the project is portrait, square or landscape.
The setting "with envelope" or "without envelope" affects the pagination of the pages in the plan on the one hand, and naturally also influences the calculation of the print sheets. If you select "with cover", the first two and the last two pages in the page plan are marked as cover accordingly, and these four pages are subtracted for the print sheet calculation.
Finally, you can also enter a comment about the project.
To copy an existing project, simply select the desired project from the list of your projects.
From all members in your account you can put together a team for the project. Only the members of the project team have access to this project.
Simply click on the members of your account listed on the right to add them to the project team or to remove them from the project team.