Choosing a Template from many beautiful designs

Creating a Magazine

Creating a magazine is very easy, just follow these steps:

Note: It is assumed that you are in My Magazines.

Step1. Click the Create Magazine button.

Step2. Give a title to your magazine and click the Create button.

 

Templates

A template is a great way for you to get started. You can change the content of our templates and make them your own.

Choosing a Template

After creating a magazine you need to create a new issue from template.

Step1. Select the magazine you created and click the + Add New Issue button.

Step2. Click the Create from Template button.

Step3. Enter the number of pages you're planning to have, choose a template that most closely matches your needs and click the CREATE ISSUE AND FINISH button.

 

Editing a Template

Once you have chosen a template you can start transforming it and adding your own content into it. You can manipulate the content of your template in any way you see fit.

Managing pages

For managing the pages of your issue follow these steps:

Step1. Click the Edit Settings button of your issue.

Step2. Go to the PAGES tab.

Step3. You can add and delete as many pages as you wish.

For more information about adding and deleting pages click here.

Step4. When you’re done click the SAVE button.

 

The volume and description of your Issue

It's very important to specify a correct volume to your issue as well as write a short description.

For doing that follow these steps:

Step1. Click the Edit Settings button of your issue.

Step2. Add the volume and the description of the issue.

Step3. When you’re done, click the SAVE button, which is located at the bottom.

 

Choosing a background

It's possible to modify the background image of the Magazine Viewer.

Step1. Select a magazine from the list and click the Edit Settings button of your issue.

Step2. Go to the VIEWER tab and choose a background for your magazine.

Note: You can also upload your own background.

Step3. When you’re done, click the SAVE button, which is located at the bottom.

 

Changing Fonts

You may change your template fonts easily by following these steps:

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Highlight the text you wish to change or if it is the whole content of the text box, select it and click the Font field from the top panel.

Step2. Choose the font you wish to use from the dropdown list.

Note: You can also upload a new font for your template by clicking the Add field from the top panel.

Step3. Save your page when you’re done or continue editing.

 

Adding Objects

Using our Professional Online Editor you may easily add new objects to your magazine. The toolbox on the left should be used for creating various objects, like shapes, images and videos.

 

Editing Objects

Each object has unique properties which may be customized. Click the Element Properties panel from the right toolbar to see these properties.

 

Moving an object

When you're in the Online Editor, you may move any object by clicking and dragging it to any location of your page.

Note: If the object is not being selected please make sure that the layer it belongs to is not locked. For more info click here.

 

Resizing an object

For resizing the object follow these steps:

Step1. Click the object to select it.

Step2. Click and hold the resizing handle and drag it into place.

Step3. Repeat with the other resize handles and you’ll see how your objects change their size.

 

Deleting an object

If you wish to delete a single object follow these steps:

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Click the object to select it.

Step2. Press Delete on your keyboard.

You can also select your object, right click on it, then choose the Delete option. 

If you wish to delete 2 or more objects follow these steps:

Step1. You may select all of them by clicking on an object then holding the Shift button on your keyboard, click on each object one by one then right click on the Drawboard and choose the Delete option.

Step2. You may also select your objects by clicking on the Drawboard and drawing a rectangle with your mouse over the objects. After that right click on the Drawboard and choose the Delete option.

 

Moving an Object Forward or Backward

You can move an object Forward and Backward so that it appears on top or behind other objects of your magazine.

Step1. Click the object to select it.

Step2. Right click on the Drawboard and choose one of these four options.

Step3. Save your page when you’re done!

 

Editing Text

You can edit your text by double-clicking it.

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Double-click the text box.

Step2. Type or edit your text and then format it from the text editor panel.

 

Adding Text

You can add new text to your magazine by using the Text Tool.

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Click the Text Tool from the left toolbar.

Step2. Draw a rectangle and type your text.

Step3. When you’re done save your page!

 

Deleting Text

If you would like to delete your text box just select it and press the Delete button.

 

Replacing an Image

You can easily replace the images in your template.

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Double click the image.

Step2. The Library tool will open automatically where you will be able to select a different image. After selecting the image hit the CHANGE IMAGE button.

Step3. When you’re done save your page.

 

Replacing an Image in a Gallery

For replacing images in your slideshow or Gallery follow these steps:

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace and you have already added your photos and created your slideshow.

Step1. Select the photo you wish to replace and click the Replace this image button.

Step2. Choose a photo from the library which is going to replace the last one and click the CHANGE IMAGE button.

Step3. Click the OK button and save your page!

 

Previewing your magazine

You may preview your magazine to make sure that it looks the way that you want it to.

You may do it the following way:

Note: It is assumed that you are in My Magazines.

Step1. Select the magazine you wish and click the Privacy icon of your issue.

Step2. Select the Anyone with the link option and click the Save Settings button.

Step3. Click the Share button.

Step4. Copy the link from the top and click the DONE button.

Step5. Open another browser and paste the link you copied before.

 

Saving your magazine

You can save your magazine and continue editing.

Note: It is assumed that you’re currently in the Editor workspace. For more info how to get there, click here.

Step1. Click the Save button from the top panel.

In case you don’t want to save the changes that you have made in your magazine click the Cancel button.

Step2. If you wish to continue editing, click the Edit button.

 

Distributing your magazine

After editing your template and made it your own, it’s time to go live.

Note: It is assumed that you are in My Magazines.

Step1. Select the magazine you wish and click the Go Live button of your issue.

Step2. Here you can choose a privacy level for your issue and then decide whether you wish it to be shown on the Newsstand of our website or not.

 

Upgrading your magazine

At Joomag you can create a free digital magazine, upload your images, videos, audio at no cost, design it as you wish and publish it.

If you would like to remove the ads which are at the bottom, the related magazines panel or make your magazine available on iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Win8 and other smartphones you can upgrade your account and pay for a monthly or yearly contract. You can upgrade it at anytime – you can start out free and get a premium account later, or you can stay with a free account.

For more information about our prices, click here.

For upgrading just click the Upgrade button from the top.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the most popular questions in our FAQ section.