How To

How to Provide Feedback / Report Issues

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How to get help

To obtain help, please create a service request in your Issue Tracker. We will try to respond to your request within 48 hours.

How to Print a Book

Quick guide to print the Book from a PDF file

By default, the application will open the PDF file on the browser. You need to save it to the computer and print it from there.

  1. Download PDF file to your local computer

  2. Make note of the file's location and file name (i.e. where you saved it to)
  3. Open PDF file by double-clicking on it
  4. Click on the print button on the PDF reader
  5. Depending on the PDF reader you have installed and its version, you will see some printing options
  6. Adjust printing options as below (options will vary depending on the printer you have)

  7. If your printer can print double-sided (both sides of a page) select that option
  8. If your printer cannot print double-sided, you will have to flip the page yourself
  9. Alternatively, you can print it at school

You can do similar steps when printing from the browser or when printing from home directly but you might need to know how to do it on your own browser and printer's options panel

Instructions

In-House Editors

Coming Soon

Home Workers

The stories to be typed and printed will come home in an envelope with your name on it via your child, the one you have indicated, and will include information about the story (font and border selection, title, etc) and the child (for the Author Biography page), pages with the child's selected border, and the blank title / bio page. However, you may not get an envelope every week, some weeks more children are signed up to publish than others. There is a limit of 15 children per week (the school workers can't process any more) so you should not (I hope) get more than one or two stories per week.

You, as home workers, need to type up the story into the number of pages indicated, which should be multiples of four in order to have no blanks in the finished book, format with the chosen font and print so the text will fit onto each page under the illustration box. You can either print directly onto the paper provided (if you are clever enough to figure this out) or print, cut out the text and glue to the page in the appropriate place.

Once completed, place everything including unused paper and the child's original story, back in the envelope the story came to you in. Return this to the "Publishing House" tray in the Community Office within a week. The school workers will then finish collating the book in the afternoons at school and return to the author for illustrating.

The children all anxiously await their completed stories, so if you feel that you will need longer than a week to complete any story, for any reason, please let us know so we can speak to the child, or their teacher so they don't worry.

How A Book Gets Published

  1. When a student brings in a piece of writing, the editor listens to the student's story and makes any adjustments they agree upon.
  2. The editor and student discuss how the finished book will look.
    The student chooses:
    • Whether to have pictures on each page
    • The pattern of paper to use
    • The font style
  3. The editor fills in a student request form and details for the title page and biography
  4. The student completes and laminates the cover picture.
  5. The editor assigns the work to a homeworker:
    • Check the file folders to see who is available (There will be an envelope in the homeworker's folder)
    • Estimate how much of the chosen paper the book will required (e.g. the book will be 4, 8 or 12 pages?)
    • Mark suggested page breaks on the story to accommodate the pictures the student wants to include.
    • Leave the book cover in the homeworker's folder.
    • Put the student's writing, the request form, the biography, a blank homeworker's folder, title/biography page, some plain paper and the chosen paper patterns into the homeworker's envelope.
    • Enter the date etc. in the record book.
    • Deliver the envelope to the teacher's mailbox for the homeworker's child's classroom. The child will take it home.
  6. The homeworker follows the student's wishes and produces the pages for the book:
    • If you don't have the exact font the student has requested, please select one that is similar
    • Aim for blocks of text that make up 4,8,or 12 pages.
    • Type the words in blocks of text no wider than 10 centimeters (4 inches) and no taller than 8 centimeters (3 inches) sheet. (See the sample page in your pack for guidance on how the book will go together.)
    • Cut and paste the printed text onto the paper provided.
    • Type the title page and biography information and paste it on the title page
    • Send the story, in your envelope, back to the Publishing House mail box in the Community Office. Please try to return the typed work within one week.
  7. When the pages are returned, the editor photocopies them (if they have been pasted with real glue…), cuts ¼ inch off the side and bottom of the folded pages and staples the book together.
  8. The editor folds the homeworker's envelope and returns it to the homeworker's file
  9. The editor delivers the finished book to the student's classroom via the teacher's mailbox in the office.
  10. The book is ready for display and reading in the student's classroom.

Credits

User Interface

Fonts

The fonts used for the stories have various licenses, all of them Open Sourced licensed via either the Google Font project or Font Squirrel

Google Fonts

The fonts used for the stories have various licenses, all of them Open Sourced licensed via the Google Fonts project.

Font Squirrel

They have quality fonts that are licensed for commercial work, including:

Icons

Most icons found on this site are the work of FontAwesome used here under license

Border Icons

Icons used for the bordered frame are licensed by CC BY 3.0 and were made by the following authors from: www.flaticon.com

UI Elements

The app is using the Boostrap framework used here under license

JavaScript Libraries

JQuery

JQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library will cross-browser support.
JQuery is used under license

AngularJS

AngularJS is a JavaScript framework for DOM manipulation, data binding and more
AngularJS is licensed under the MIT license

pdfmake

pdfmake is a pure JavaScript library for PDF printing directly in the browser (client) side.
pdfmake is licensed under the MIT license

Chart.js

The stats page uses Chart.js , a simple JavaScript library for creating engaging charts.

Chart.js is open source and available under the MIT license.

Typewriter

The typewriter on the home page was adapted from Rob Rehrig's typewriter demo which and can be found on his CodePen.io profile.

The code itself is licensed under the MIT license.

Licenses


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About SCCS - Publishing House

The Publishing House Program is a great opportunity for the kids to get their own stories published and illustrated in a laminated book to keep.

Publishing House is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. beginning at the end of March for the next 6 weeks in Room 202.

We on parent volunteers to fulfill two different types of roles:

  • In-house Editor: sits with the child, during Publishing House hours, to ensure that their story is ready for the home worker to type up.
  • Home worker: types the stories into the book format and returns them to the school for final publishing.

The Publishing House program will is always looking for volunteers that would be interested in providing a helping hand. Commitment could be as little as one afternoon per month or up to two days per week. In other words, you can commit to volunteer as much or as little as you can do in your own time each week.

Please contact us in Room 202 if you need more information or are interested in volunteering some time to this great program.