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I've been looking to create my own DVD covers to compliment my moviemaking efforts and present them in industry standard "Amaray" cases. I couldn't find any pre-made templates on Google, so I decided to make my own. I would tell you how I did it by creating a custom paper size, configuring three columns, and setting the header/footnote fontsize to 1px, but it's probably just a lot easier if you just download [27KB] what I've already done.

Once you've designed the cover elements, I've found the best way to print this onto A4 is to print as PDF, open it in Preview, rotate 90 degrees, and then print physically. I've had problems with shadows reproducing WYSIWYG when physically printed, so I would recommend avoiding the use of shadows. If anyone knows how to totally turn off headers and footers in Pages, please let me know -- Apple's helpfile was pretty useless.

[robg adds: Though I didn't actually print a cover, I did test the template, and it works as described.]
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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: Tetonne on Mar 25, '05 11:53:29AM

where do You add templates please ?



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: mac-rob on Mar 25, '05 12:43:45PM

Copy the file into "~/Library/Application Support/iWork/Pages/Templates/My Templates".



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Adding downloaded templates in Pages
Authored by: jpbuquet on Mar 25, '05 09:35:18PM

Hi Tétonne (Tétonne?!),
you add templates in Pages by
1- opening the new downloaded template in Pages,
2- saving it as " save as template" in the file menu. i seem to remember that it will the first time you do that create a "my Templates" folder that will store all new templates you add this way.
Hope this helps!
jean-paul



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: khnyr44 on Mar 25, '05 10:09:11PM

There's another way to add a template to Pages that will be available to all users. It needs Developer Tools installed:

1.) Navigate to the Pages application. Right Click on the icon to bring up the contextual menu, the select "Show Package Contents".

2.) Navigate through the folders: Contents -> Resources -> English.lproj -> Templates. There will be 2 folders, ISO and Traditional. (Note: Replace English with you language, as needed.)

3.) Open the ISO folder. Place the template in the folder "Blank". The open the "TemplatesInfo.plist" file. Use the triangle to expose the nodes of the plist tree: Root -> Sorted Files -> Blank. Add a new child under "Blank." Ensure the previous information remains intact. Change the description of the new child to be the file name, with the .template file type. Save the file.

4.) Repeat 3 with the Traditional folder.

Next time you launch Pages, the template will be listed under the options.



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: ibroughton on Mar 25, '05 04:57:43PM

I downloaded this several times and it just refuses to uncompress.

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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: adrianm on Mar 25, '05 06:06:43PM
People still use stuffit to distribute stuff on the web? Maybe this site needs a hint on how to create a dmg from a folder... or maybe not. OSX has been able to do that for what, 4 years?

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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: MtnBiker on Mar 26, '05 12:43:50AM

What does it matter whether it's .sit or .dmg? I don't see any advantage to having another open disk I have to eject and then trash the .dmg file.

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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: tanreport.com on Mar 25, '05 06:26:43PM

What I did to unzip the file was I right clicked it and said open with Stuffit Expander. It asked me if I wanted to update the package and I did. Then it opened fine.



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: joachimr on Aug 30, '05 08:09:51PM

It works fine - you just need to remove the .txt at the end and when you are asked if you really want it to be replaced you say "yes"



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: allenhuffman on Mar 25, '05 07:00:01PM

Excellent. I've been doing everything in AppleWorks, including a full mini-newspaper I am editor of ( www.renreporter.com ) and had created CD insert and DVD templates in AW, which I would then cut on a circular cutter I bought at the local OfficeWhatever store. When I first got Pages, I realized it was Writing rather than Drawing (I do everything in AW Draw) and haven't revisited it for anything other than letters.

This is going to make me go back and check out Pages. Thanks!


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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: makeinu on Mar 25, '05 11:20:30PM
If anyone knows how to totally turn off headers and footers in Pages, please let me know -- Apple's helpfile was pretty useless.
Go to the View menu and hit the item that says Show Inspector. In the Inspector go to the first item on the left, which is the Document palette. In said palette, the first tab is for document settings, margins and the like. There you can reduce the headers and footers to 0". You'll have to do this for each document but if you set it on a template it should stick.

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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: vdubya on Mar 26, '05 08:03:51PM

Great tip for a free template. Pages is a great tool that's only going to get better.

For a small shareware fee, you can also try disclabel from SmileOnMyMac software. $25 buys you CD/DVD label creation, plus templates for all of the inserts (including mini CD and business card CDs).

I haven't printed the inserts yet, but I do like the ease of use the software has given me.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/disclabel/index.html



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: macosxphile on Mar 28, '05 10:21:36AM
While these dvd templates are not for Pages, they have served me well in Photoshop. They were once available on the now defunct dvdcoverart.com, and are the best I've found. The templates included are:

Single template
Double template
Slim triple template
Thinpak double template
Thinpak single template

You can download them from my iDisk here.

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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: mediaman on Sep 05, '05 01:55:52PM

Are these still accessible? Your iDisk wants a password. I would love to have them.



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An industry-standard DVD template for Pages
Authored by: miker71 on Jan 19, '06 10:13:01AM
new link for this template here.

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