Creating & Customizing a Printed Directory

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    Sara Duggins

    What font is the printed Directory in? I would like my cover font to match the Directory font. Thanks!

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    Sheley

    Hey there - I believe the font is Veranda. It can vary based on the fonts that you have in your web font book, but I believe the first font that it tries is Veranda. 

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    Sara Duggins

    Great, thanks Sheley!

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    ellen

    Is there more information about how to customize a directory?  I'm trying to print a Kid Directory with the parent names and contact information below the child's name under his/her picture.  I'm missing something somewhere, I think.

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    jeff

    You say that you can put in the "footer" to show if someone is a member. Is it truly a footer on each page, or just at the bottom of the last page? 

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    Dwpalmerston

    How can I get page numbers and 'date printed' to show on every page of a printed people list? Header or Footer would be ideal.

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    Emily W.

    Hi there! 

    You can find the settings for headers and footers within your print page settings. Open the Print Preview window in your browser. You can access this by initiating a print from your webpage (a keyboard shortcut for this is CTRL+P for Windows or CMND+P for Mac).

    Because these settings are specific to your browser, the next steps may vary for you. You will either select an option of "More Settings" or "Advanced Settings". From there, you will find an option to include or exclude headers and footers.

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    bonnie

    I am wanting to print a directory that doesn't include people who are visitors or no longer attend

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    Emily W.

    Hi Bonnie!

    You can narrow down your list by using our advanced search feature:

    1. Select the "People" tab from the top right.
    2. On the left, click "Show More Filter Options."
    3. Select all of the criteria you would like to filter by. 
    4. You could narrow it down by selecting "Status" and only selecting "Member"
    5. Results will show up on the right.
    6. Export
    7. Directory

    Hope this is helpful!

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    Greg Briggs

    What format or file type will the photo directory download as?  PDF? MS Publisher? 

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    Emily W.

    Hi @office!

    Great question! PDF. :) 

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    Johnna Matthews

    When I click download, it doesn't actually download a pdf; it just opens up into a browser with no option to download further.  Any ideas?

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    Emily W.

    Hey @johnnnamatthews!

    To save this PDF simply:

    PDF from Chrome
    Chrome can always print files directly to PDF, and it works just the same on a Chromebook.

    1. Just click the menu button in Chrome and select Print.
    2. You’ll see a preview of the current web page.
    3. Click the “Change” button under “Destination” and select “Print to PDF” under “Local Destinations”.
    4. Select any options you want to change here and then click “Save” to save the file to PDF.
    5. You’ll be asked for a file name and location.

     

    PDF from Safari

    1. To print to PDF, select the “Print” option in any application.
    2. Ignore the list of printers at the top of the print dialog that appears.
    3. Instead, click the “PDF” menu at the bottom of the dialog and select “Save as PDF”. Mac OS X will allow you to save the document to a PDF file instead of printing it to an actual printer.
    4. You'll be asked for a file name and location.

     

    Please let me know if you are looking to create this PDF from another browser.

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    Jenny

    Is there a way to change the title at the top of the first printed page of the directory?  For example, it's currently printing my church's name and the word "directory" under that.  I'd like the title to be the specific name of the tag I'm printing from.

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    Sheley

    Hey Jenny - Absolutely!  Just click the area (you'll see it turn a shade darker) where the church name & "directory" are, and then you'll see a little edit popup like this appear:

    You can change it to whatever you'd like! 

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    billfpdx

    For the directory, we want in most cases the couple with different last names to show twice, but in a few cases we don't. How can we just delete an entry we don't want to show?

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    Emily W.

    Hey @billfpdx!

    After you select download, your directory will appear, you can just click on the individual(s) that you need to edit. Just hover over and click the area (you'll see it turn a shade darker) where the names are, and then you'll see a little edit popup like this appear:

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    billfpdx

    Thanks Emily - but actually my question is can I totally "remove" a whole entry for an individual or for a family from the directory - not just edit the info for that family. The directory we're creating is by family and for couples with different last names, we do want to show the family in the two places so that they show for each of the last names. However, there are a few cases where we don't want that to happen - so we would just like to remove one of the two that show up in the directory. The only way I can think of is to actually remove one member of the couple from the family which I would rather not do.

    -Bill

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    Emily W.

    Hey Bill! 

    At this time, unfortunately there isn't an easy way to do this. You can edit the information as mentioned above and completely erase this information however it will leave a blank space in the directory. I wish I had a better solution for you! 

    Different last names is a topic we are seeing more often and is something I can pass along to our team for future discussion on updating the logic behind the reporting features such as the directory. 

    Blessings! 

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    billfpdx

    Thanks again - just as I thought. One other approach would be to export to an excel file - then build directory from that information - but not wanting to do that either..

    We'll get by - would be good to add some flexibility - someday.

     

    Thanks,
    -Bill

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