Designing Low-Content Books [Journals, Planners & Workbooks] in PowerPoint

Rebecca Livermore, Blogger, Author, Online Teacher

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24 Lessons (1h 47m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:29
    • 2. Why Create Low-Content Books?

      4:07
    • 3. Planning Your Low-Content Book

      4:47
    • 4. Grayscale Vs. Color

      3:01
    • 5. Trim Size and Bleed

      3:22
    • 6. Create Custom Page Sizes

      4:06
    • 7. Set Up Margins

      3:19
    • 8. Create Lined Pages

      3:33
    • 9. Create Manuscript Pages

      4:10
    • 10. Create Dot Journal Pages

      3:26
    • 11. Create Graph Paper

      4:23
    • 12. Create Drawing Plus Text Pages

      3:22
    • 13. Create Comic-Book-Style Pages

      12:25
    • 14. Create Text-Heavy Pages

      4:45
    • 15. Create Checklists

      2:05
    • 16. Create Calendar Pages

      7:29
    • 17. Adding Borders

      7:21
    • 18. Creating Design Elements Using Shapes

      5:30
    • 19. Adding Images

      6:25
    • 20. Combining Elements to Create Unique Pages

      6:50
    • 21. Front Matter

      3:40
    • 22. Duplicating Pages and Sections

      4:31
    • 23. Saving as a PDF

      1:53
    • 24. Your Project

      0:58
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About This Class

Low-content books such as journals, planners, and workbooks are popular for good reason. Here are just a few of the benefits: 

  • They’re much faster and easier to create than other books. 
  • They can make nice companion books to your other books. For instance, you can create a workbook, planner, or journal that goes hand-in-hand with your other book(s). 
  • You can create a low-content book for your own use, designed exactly the way you desire. 
  • They make excellent gifts. 
  • You can add them to your list of products or create an entire business based on low-content books 

The great news is, you don’t need any special or expensive software to create beautiful books. All you need is something you likely already have – PowerPoint.  

This course provides step-by-step instructions for using PowerPoint to create a variety of low-content book pages. Among other things you’ll learn: 

  • How to properly set up your pages  
  • A trick for adding margins to your PowerPoint slides 
  • How to create a variety of page types such as lined pages, dot (bullet-style) journal pages, graph paper, and more 
  • How to create a variety to your pages using elements such as borders, lines, shapes, images, and more 

By the end of this class you’ll be able to quickly and easily create unique low-content books in PowerPoint that you can gives as gifts, use for your own purposes, or make available to others in print or PDF form.