NLS Operations Alert
DATE : February 18, 2016
TO : Network Libraries
FROM : Jane Caulton, Head, Publications and Media Section
SUBJECT : Network Library Toolkit tips: Customizing toolkit items
We hope you were able to attend one or both of our network library toolkit webinars on December 9 and January 20. This is the first in a monthly series of five emails that will dive deeper into the specifics of the toolkit items covered during the webinars. In this email, we’ll recap the instructions for customizing the toolkit items.
As was mentioned during the webinars, many of the toolkit items have placeholder space where you can insert your library’s contact information and logo. If the toolkit item is a PDF, you will need a PDF version of your logo to add it. Following are step-by-step instructions¯for Macs and PCs¯for converting image file formats from JPG/JPEG to PDF and for inserting logo files into both PDF and Word toolkit files:
To convert an image file from JPG/JPEG to PDF on a Mac:
This converts the image file from JPG/JPEG to PDF format. You can now insert it into a customizable toolkit PDF file.
To convert an image file from JPG/JPEG to PDF on a PC:
a. Select Page Layout.
b. Select Orientation.
c. Select Portrait if the logo is oriented vertically or Landscape if the logo is oriented horizontally.
a. Select Insert.
b. Select Picture. (Be sure the logo file is in the Picture folder.)
c. Find and select the JPG/JPEG logo file to be inserted.
d. Select Insert in the lower-right corner.
a. Select File and then Save As.
b. Enter the desired file name for the logo.
c. Select PDF under Save As Type.
d. Select Save in the lower-right corner.
This converts the image file from JPG/JPEG to a PDF. You can now insert it into a customizable toolkit PDF file.
To insert a PDF logo file into the placeholder in a PDF toolkit document:
To insert a JPG/JPEG logo file into the placeholder in a Word toolkit document:
(The instructions for inserting a JPG/JPEG image into a Word document apply to other image file formats as well.)
We hope these step-by-step instructions for customizing toolkit items will help you as you spread the word about the braille and talking book program.
If you have questions about these instructions, or about the toolkit guidebook and files, please send them, along with your full name and the name of your library, to [log in to unmask]. And watch for next month’s toolkit instructional email, which will focus on partnership outreach.
Toolkit guidebook: www.loc.gov/nls/networkdocs/documents/Guidebook.pdf
Toolkit files: www.loc.gov/nls/networkdocs/documents/toolkit.html
NLS campaign microsite: www.loc.gov/ThatAllMayRead
NLS Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ThatAllMayRead
For more information, contact:
Head, Publications and Media Section