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MSU IT will conduct planned network maintenance from 1:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 5th. During this timeframe you may experience intermittent interruptions in service.

Book Design Workshops

Do you need to print a book for a class or personal use but don’t know where to start? Library staff offer free workshops providing an introduction to book design and library publishing services. At the workshop you will learn:

  • File requirements for printing books
  • Copyright compliance
  • Book design basics
  • How to use Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to set up interior files
  • How to use Adobe InDesign or Microsoft PowerPoint to set up cover files
  • Time-saving design tools
  • How to submit files through MSU FileDepot

Multiple workshops will be offered throughout the semester at the dates and times listed below. The workshops are geared toward MSU students, faculty and staff; however, community patrons are welcome to attend. Please register using the Library Events Calendar. Drop-ins may join if there is space available. Please allow ample time for parking to arrive on time for in-person workshops.

Can't make it to the workshop? Classes or groups of five or more may request a book design workshop; please contact Julie Taylor to check for availability and to schedule a date and time for your workshop. You may also visit the workshop resources page for Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word to access presentation slides and tutorial videos.

Book Design Workshops using Adobe InDesign

Date Day Time Registration Page Location
February 3 Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm Register for February 3 Workshop Beaumont Instruction Room
February 18 Friday 12 pm - 2 pm Register for February 18 Workshop Zoom (online only)

Book Design Workshops using Microsoft Word

Date Day Time Registration Page Location
February 1 Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm Register for February 1 Workshop Red Cedar West Instruction Room
February 16 Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm Register for February 16 Workshop Zoom (online only)

Photo Book Workshop using Microsoft Word

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to design a photo book you can print at MSU Libraries Publishing Services. In this free workshop, you will learn:

  • How to change the page size and margins
  • How to insert images
  • How to crop, resize, and rotate images
  • How to position the image, use text wrap, and add effects
  • How to create a text style for your photo captions
  • How to add page numbers
  • How to export your photo book to PDF
Date Day Time Registration Page Location
December 1 Wednesday 12 pm - 1:30 pm Register for Photo Book Workshop on December 1 Zoom (online only)
March 2 Wednesday 12 pm - 1:30 pm Register for Photo Book Workshop on March 2 Zoom (online only)