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How do I set up my first yearbook project for a school?

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Written by Scott Jackson
Updated over a week ago

To get started, go to the Yearbooks tab. Then click on Create Yearbook.

The first thing you will be prompted to do is pick the school this yearbook is for. Every yearbook project belongs to a school organization, and one school can contain more than one project. Most of the time this will be one yearbook for 2019 - 2020, and then another one for 2020 - 2021. If you this school created a yearbook last year, you will find the school from the dropdown.

If this is their first Book with you or you can't find that school in the dropdown, click on Create new school below the dropdown. Enter the new school's name. You can usually leave the Parent Studio field alone. The Short Code field is in case you have your own special way of tracking schools that you want to show in PLIC Books.

Usually the contact information will be for the School Advisor that will be working on the yearbook. By default, when you click next that email will be created as a new user who can start working on this project. If you don't want to create a user automatically, make sure to unselect the box "Create user from contact information".

On the next page, enter the name of your Yearbook project. Please note that this name has to be unique across seasons, so you can't call it "My School Name" for both this year and next year. The a good simple project name is just "My School Yearbook 20-21".

The Short Code field is once again if you have your own special id that you want to associate with this yearbook project. The season defaults to the current year's season and doesn't usually need to be changed. The Book Format is what type of yearbook this is.

On the next page are all of the various Project Settings that you can set. All of these settings can be changed later by clicking on the arrow next to the green Yearbook button, and clicking on Project Settings. The only field you have to fill out right now is how many pages the Yearbook will have so the project can start with that number of pages. This can be changed later as well.

After clicking on Next your brand new Yearbook project will be ready for your school to start working on!

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