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Flowing Portraits

Portraits are added to yearbook pages using the portrait wizard. The portrait wizard breaks this process into three steps: group selection, group ordering, and basic style selection. Your portrait pages will then be generated in a standard format, one group per page, ready for customization.

To begin, check out the book to add sections and to access the portrait wizard.

Portrait Page Sections

Portrait pages are added as one or more groups to a section of your book. For example, you may add a series of classroom pages, or flow a single large grade, or make a staff section organized by department, or create a special section for the graduating class.

Decide on the best strategy for your particular school structure and page styling – create one section for each defined set of portrait page groups.

Do not add blank pages to your book intended for portrait pages. The portrait wizard generates these pages automatically. Add blank pages only for candid pages, which may be placed in-between portrait pages.

Flowing Portrait Pages

To create a new portrait flow, click on Add Portrait Pages on the top right of your selected section.

The portrait wizard will launch.

1- Select the Portrait Group(s)

The portrait wizard displays the list of available portrait groups in the left column. Groups are created based on the portrait database, using grade, teacher, homeroom and/or department information.

Checkmark one or more groups on the left-side column, then move them to the right-side column using the arrow button. All groups included in the right-side column will be flown onto pages within the section.

To find particular groups and its sub-groups, use the search filter over the left-side column.

For example, create a portrait section grouped by grade then sorted by teacher/homeroom by typing the grade number into the search box. A list of associated teachers/homerooms will appear, enabling you to select the classrooms to add to the section.

Upon completing the list of groups to add to the section, click Next Step at the bottom of the page.

2- Re-order the Portrait Groups

The portrait groups will be placed onto individual pages in the order they appear in the portrait wizard.

To move a group to a different position, click down on it then drag it up or down the stack – it will appear ghosted as it is moved.

When the group is correctly positioned in the stack, release the mouse.

3- Choose a Basic Template

Select a basic style to apply to the portrait images and frames. These options may be customized in the page editor later.

Choose among Classic (label under portrait), Vintage (portrait & label inside a box), and Side Label styles.

4- Add Portrait Groups to Pages

Review your portrait group selection and order. If no further changes are required, click Add to book. The portrait groups will flow in their section, one group per page.

Reflowing Portrait Pages

Unlike candid pages, portrait pages may not be dragged to a new position within or between sections on the book ladder, nor may they be deleted in their section. Changes to portrait groups are made in the portrait wizard.

To begin making changes to your portrait groups, check out the book to modify the portrait pages.

Click on Edit portrait pages to open the portrait wizard again.

Adding or Removing a Portrait Group

Change which groups are included in a portrait section flow on the Select Portraits section of the portrait wizard.

To add a group, select it from the left-side column, then click on the arrow to move it to the right column.

To remove a group, select it from the right-side column, then click on the arrow to move it to the left-side column.

Once the new group selection is complete, click on Next Step. On the next screen, you may choose to change the order of the groups as described below. Otherwise, move through the remaining steps to Add to Book. Your portrait pages will be reflowed with the selected groups.

Note that new groups will not inherit customization done to existing groups (backgrounds, clipart, portrait grid styling, etc.). Groups that have been removed will not be added back to any portrait section with their original customization.

Changing Group Order

To change the order of portraits groups within an existing section, move past Select portraits to to the Review order step.

Drag the groups to the desired order.

Click Next Step twice, past the template selection, then Add to book.
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Note that moving groups will not destroy customization done to the pages – they will retain their styling, including backgrounds, candid photos, and decorations.

Adding & Moving Candid Pages Between Portrait Pages

Candid pages may be added and moved between portrait pages. Note that portrait pages may not be added as blank pages, nor moved within their sections by dragging them.

To add a candid page between portrait pages, click on the + between portrait pages. (Be sure to change the number of pages added per click – adjust the Add Pages quantity at the bottom of the book ladder.)

To move a candid page between portrait pages, drag the candid page by its handle to a new position.

Fitting Multiple Groups to a Single Page

All groups within a single portrait flow may be condensed to a single page. (Selected groups or continuous flow without page breaks are not yet available in Memento Yearbook.)

This feature is best applied to small staff pages, or a single section to condense two very small classrooms to a single page.

1- Create a section where your portrait page will be placed.

2- Use the portrait wizard as described above, placing all groups onto separate portrait pages.

3- Open the first page of this new section in the editor – hover over the page then click the Edit button.

4- When the page opens in the editor, click on the Portrait tab on the left, then check out the book.

5- Scroll down to the last item in the Template section. Turn on the Fit to Page toggle.

Scroll to the very bottom of the Portrait options, and click Update Layout.

6- All portrait groups within the section will be compressed to a single page.

7- Further page customization will most likely be required to fix label size and some positioning issues. Consult the section on editing your portrait pages to learn about customization options.

When working on the page, avoid changing settings for rows & columns, and be mindful of label & page title sizes to ensure all elements are visible.

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