At the time of this blog post, there are 5 different layouts in the Weekly Layout Planner Template. Some of them have mini-monthly calendars contained in the design and some do not. But the mini-monthlies can be difficult to edit since they’re basically an entire layout unto themselves so let me help you!
In this video I’ll walk you through all 5 designs and how to edit the font, colors and sizes within each of them.
Hi, everyone. It’s Lisa from Pretty Fabulous. I wanted to walk you through how to edit some of the elements, specifically, the mini calendars on the weekly layout planners. Now, remember, there are five and that all of them have mini calendars, so let’s open up the first one, which is weekly layout trio based on master page A, and that’s the name of the file.
Now, you’ll notice … The first thing you should do anytime you open any of my files is to go over here to the master pages, so if you go to pages, and this fly out menu will appear if you just click it once, and if you don’t see pages, just go over here to the top and go to window and make sure that pages is selected.
Once you are in here, everything above this line is your master page, and if you’re not sure what master pages are just go ahead and … I believe it’s lesson five in Design 101, and this will dictate what’s going on here. The way you can tell if a master page has been applied is that letter A is sort of superimposed on top of each of these pages. All of these pages have master page A applied, and when you hover over it, it even tells you so. This page has nothing applied, so it says, “Not applied.”
If you have a master page selected, you first need to unlock the sheet. What you’re going to do is go over here to the top, and you’re going to go to object, and simply go to “Unlock All on Spread,” and that will now make this editable, versus before. The reason you have a master page is sort of to protect your pages so that edits cannot be made to what you have designated as your master page.
The important thing to know down here is this is a table. Over here, if I want to change that blue behind there, I do need to be in the text tool, but more importantly, I need to go over to the … Sorry, I don’t need to be in the text tool. I need to be in the selection tool, and then once I select this object, you’ll see up here at the top, there’s the blue. That blue matches that blue. This is where I am going to change that color to, let’s say, yellow, and now I can’t see the text, so now I can go with the type tool, highlight over that, go over here, make sure the T is selected, and now I can change this, let’s say to a purple.
Now I have purple on yellow, probably not the prettiest colors, but now I want all of these down here to match that so they are all purple as well. I can select those, go up here again, make sure I have the type tool selected, and you can see it was blue, so now I need
That’s how you change the boxes down here, and remember, this is a small box where it has shading. If you are not certain how to find that, sometimes if you go, just troubleshooting wise, if you go over here to layers, and you can do this dropdown menu over here, this will tell you which layer you have selected. It should tell you which layer you have selected. This is February. If you toggle that visibility, so it’s off, I know that I have selected the right thing, I’m on the right layer, because obviously I can’t see it. This is the layer that we’re talking about.
Sometimes if I have difficulty trying to reach a layer, I can simply go over here to the layers, find the layer I’m looking for, right click, and then click “Select Item,” and now that whole item has been selected for me, and I know that because it is highlighted over here and now I can do anything I want with it.
I hope you found this helpful for weekly layout trio A. Let’s go on to weekly layout trio B. For B, there is a small calendar. It’s exactly the same, it’s over here at the top. Same thing, let’s look at our master pages, and yes it is based on a master page, so I’m going to go to object and say, “Unlock All On Spread,” so I can start editing it. Same thing, let’s make this … Maybe not blue. Again, type tool selected … Sorry, let me take a step back … And put your cursor in there, over here at the top right you can see the bucket. Let’s maybe make this something prettier, maybe just like a line, and the text … It’s kind of hard to read, so I’m gonna highlight that, go over here to make sure T is selected, and maybe I will just make this a pink.
These letters down here, I want them to match, so I am going to highlight all of them, go over here to the text tool, and I am going to go ahead and make those that same … Maybe a darker green. There we go. Now I have changed my small little calendar over here to the left.
Now let’s go to the weekly layout trio C. Over here in C, I don’t have a mini calender, but in case there’s something you’re trying to edit, same thing over here. You can see there are master pages, and C has been applied throughout all of 2018. I can go ahead and go to “Object,” and I don’t have to unlock it, because it looks like it is already unlocked. We’re all set, so I can go ahead, use my type tool, and just start making changes. I could call this [Miercoles 00:06:01] I have these out of order. [Vendredi 00:06:11] … if I’m French and I want to put this in French, obviously I need to put the days in the right order, but this is how you can make edits there with that type tool. Also, with that type tool, I can change the font and the size and the spacing and everything else.
Alright, now we have a fourth layout, and this layout does not have any sort of … It has a master page, but this master page is blank, so I think that’s kind of a misnomer that it says it has a master page. In this template, you can simply make sure the text tool is selected, and then you can just start making edits as you want. I could just change this to “To Do List,” or whatever I want to do. If I want to change the color of that box behind there, I do need to highlight this one, because this one is different. It is not a table. I can go over here to the top, and I can simply select. Let’s say I want to make this yellow, and now it’s yellow, and now I can’t see the text, so I’m gonna go back and change that, and I’m going to change the text to red. It is a really bad color combination, but at least you can see where I have made some changes.
The fifth layout is the one where I did a 30 minute video on how to create this from scratch. I think this one should be pretty obvious on how to make changes. You can just go back and watch that video. Again, it does have a master page applied, but this master page is blank, so it doesn’t … I don’t know if that really matters. It’s just a master page for margins and sizing.
I hope that was helpful. If you still have any questions or there’s a particular element on any of these pages that you cannot edit, just let me know. I want to make sure that these are not only useful for you, but something that you can start editing and customizing right away. Alright, I will talk to you guys later. Bye.