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SENDING NEWSLETTERS
FOR
PUBLICATION  ON THE WEBPAGES



Publishing club newsletters on individual web pages of clubs has become a convenient method for some clubs to distribute their newsletters to members rather than using regular mail.  It is also a method of sharing club activities with other clubs.  Some clubs are able to locate interesting speakers by reading the newsletter of other clubs or recruit members of neighbouring clubs when an event is planned and there is an insufficient number of participants to fulfill their obligations.  These are a few examples, but the advantages are innumerable. 

  HOW TO SEND A NEWSLETTER FOR PUBLICATION ON  THE INTERNET

  1. FORMAT - Compose the newsletter letter on your computer using any word processer or publisher software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher or Word Perfect (You can convert the final documant to PDF in any of the foregoing software programs or, if you have Adobe Acrobat you can use it to format the letter as a PDF file.  This is prefeerable but not a necessity, as all letters that arrive in MS Word or WP format, are then formatted by the publisher as a pdf. file before being placed on the web site).

  2. SAVE THE FILE on your computer.

  3. SEND THE FILE as an email attachment to probus@probus.org  but, please ensure that your Club name is clearly identified in the message Subjest line and the fact that it contains a Newsletter.  The Newsletter will then arrive at the desk of the publisher who will place it on the internet.
    A link will be created  from the NEWSLETTER button on the club web page.  Because the newsletter on the web page is a pdf file,  you require ADOBE READER on your computer.  Most computers already have Adobe Reader, but if you cannot open the newsletter, you can download it free by Clicking Here     .  

  4. To send an email attachment in most any E-mail program - Begin your email message then in the top menu click INSERT.  In the Drop Down file click FILE ATTACHMENT.  Locate the PDF, MS Word or Word Perfect file you have saved on your computer then click INSERT.  You can then send the file.

We realize these directions are basic knowledge for most computer owners, but we receive numerous inquiries from members requesting instructions.  They are intended to assist those who have experienced difficulty in sending their newsletters.

 

 

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