Adding a Placeholder for Missing Photos in Portrait Auto Flow

It is not uncommon to be missing portrait photos for multiple students. When this happens you can handle it different ways on the portrait pages.

We recommend that you do not use a blank space or a placeholder for a missing photo but rather a text box that lists the names of the students not pictured. This will keep the page uniform while still acknowledging the students who do not have a photo available.

Adding a placeholder where the student's photo should be is another option. Before deciding on this option, take a look at the page examples below.

Here is a side by side view of the same class. On the left page, blank spaces have been created where students' photos are missing. You would need to add a text box for each blank space to add the student's name. On the right page, there are no blank spaces but a text box added after the portraits to list the students who do not have a photo available.

If you decide that you prefer a placeholder we recommend using one that is colorful and fun, such as your school's mascot. Compare the pages below and see how the different options look.

Here's how you can add a placeholder in Portrait Auto Flow:

1. Log in and select Yearbook.

2. Select #4 Auto-Portraits.

3. Select the section where the placeholder is needed. 

4. Select Add Portraits.

5. Select Where Your Portraits Are (where you have your placeholder saved).

6. Select the image. 

7. Enter the name of the student. Select Finish.

8. The image will be placed in alphabetical order with the other portraits. If you need to place more than one, repeat the above steps until all the placeholders are in the section. Once complete, close the section.

9. Select Close & Update and the portraits will re-flow on the yearbook pages with the placeholders included.

10. Go to the page spread and you will see the placeholder in the correct space within the portraits.



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    Elizabeth Pase

    You recommend using a textbox and not a placeholder, then give directions for using a placeholder . . . Really unfortunate since a textbox is what I wanted to do to begin with. Why did you give directions for exactly what you recommend not doing in your opening sentence in your second paragraph . . .?

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    Aaron Greco

    A valid question. We provide instructions on how to use a placeholder because our customers request it. We strongly feel that the text box is much more aesthetically pleasing than lots of placeholders, but it's a subjective opinion so we don't prevent our customers from doing it. I hope that helps!