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Irene and I decided to work on a library guidebook. It is now available on the common drive. We are having our LAG committee look and make suggestions. Actually, since it is the end of the school year, I don't think they are looking right now.

Anyway, I wanted to make a PDF file because you can have chapters on the left. That way, people could click and jump from section to section. I explained to one of our tech teachers what I wanted, and he suggested using Word, saving the document as a html, and setting bookmarks and hyperlinks. Now, I have done something similar when I was handcoding webpaged. It is funny how I never thought of doing it in Word. If anyone wants to know how, leave a comment, and I will post the gory details. It is not hard.

So, now I have a document with a Table of Contents at the top. Click on each name (like Copyright), and you will be taken down to that section. We put information about study halls, classroom use of the library, lab (lab is part of the library), circulation, copyright, textbook room (yes, we deal with that, too), and equipment. We probably have more sections, but I can't think of them right now.

We have permission from the principal to speak at the regular teacher meeting for five minutes and the new teacher for ten. We will mention the handbook and go briefly over copyright. For the new teachers, we will print out a copy of the handbook. They get so much information in that one meeting, we thought it was best not just to mention the common drive version but to also give them a hardcopy version.

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Comment by Susan Myers on May 24, 2007 at 1:52pm
Ok, I finally posted it. Visit
Comment by Susan Myers on May 21, 2007 at 1:35pm
We don't have it hosted. Since there is information there that is really just for teachers, we didn't want to put it on our school's webpage. I will look for a free website place just to slap it up so everyone can take a look.
Comment by abeaman on May 21, 2007 at 10:50am
Can you post a link to the guidebook? My assistant and I will be starting one this summer, and I'm looking for examples.
Comment by Susan Myers on May 21, 2007 at 8:39am
I tried attaching the Word document in a new blog. As it was uploading, Notepad appeared with weird "stuff". I don't know if the upload function does not work on the Ning or if the file is too big. Anyway, I couldn't attach it on here.... :(
Comment by Susan Myers on May 21, 2007 at 7:57am
Gory Details (cue Stephen King music; if you are a real geek cue HP Lovecraft music)

Type a paragraph about copyright. "Title" your paragraph. I typed Copyright, centered it, and made it a bigger font than the paragraph. Highligh Copyright. Click on Insert and then Bookmark. Note: You will NOT be able to put spaces in the name of your bookmark. For example, I titled one paragraph "Study Hall Procedures". When I named the Bookmark, I had to title it StudyHallProcedures.

At the top of the document, click on Insert and then Hyperlink (or press Ctrl then K on your keyboard). Type in the name of the Hyperlink (for example, Copyright). You can use spaces here. In that Hyperlink "box", click on Place In This Document on the left. Choose the Bookmark you want to link to. Viola!!

Oh, I forgot, save your document at a HTML file.

I will see if I can attach the Word document I created so you can see.
Comment by Lesley Edwards on May 20, 2007 at 10:34pm
I'd be very interested in learning how to use Word this way. Please post the gory details!

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