I am about ready to give up on my DIY programs.
I did a really rough mock-up of them a few months ago. I made some changes since then. I nixed the names on the front cover and decided to just use the photo with a black backing behind it.
Anyway, the biggest problem I ran into back then was that I could not get the pages to line up when printed on both sides of the paper. I thought it was because of how I printed. Well, I was wrong. I have tried several different methods of printing now, and every one has the same issue.
I am now convinced that it is impossible to do two-sided printing that lines up correctly in Microsoft publisher. If I was using full-size 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper, I don't think this would be a problem. But since my finished programs are (or they would be) only 5 x 7" when folded, I obviously have to cut down the pages that go inside.
And it's just not happening.
I should have figured something like this would happen. Now I'm in a time crunch, I'm frustrated, and I just don't care.
I'm ready to take a ride to Michael's and buy a kit. I guess they would still be semi-DIY that way, but they wouldn't be my beautiful aqua covered programs. :(
I'm bummed, but I don't know what to do. I've tried everything. And if I want to get these done this weekend, I need to bring them to the copy center at work by Thursday at the latest to get them cut. And then I'd still have hours of cutting (for the covers), scoring, and folding to do. *sigh*
So maybe buying a kit is for the best?