nutterb wrote:I pondered how to do a brief one or two page summary, but decided that members in my unit would be best served with a longer document showing how to use the calendar with the tasks they will most likely perform.
I don't expect to print this out for each member, although I might e-mail it to the membership. I'll probably produce a copy for each presidency, but that'd be the extent of my hard copies.
Very complete, and thank you, all! If you post it, may we use it? I intended to get far more detailed later then the one that stated this thread as well. While my original document was a very general introduction, this more detailed ones will be fabulous for different purposes, especially for leader training. How to distribute them? Yes, each editor probably needs a hard copy of calendar instructions given at Ward Council.
For the ward...
This and any PDF (unsure on power point?) can be placed in "news and information" section of your "classic" website (because there is not a way to do it on LDS.org yet.) I will then send each member a broadcast email with a link to that specific document by calling it up on my screen and copying the URL to paste into my email. I'll use tinyurl perhaps? That way, I'm sending a small "text only" email with no attachments. You can't attach files when sending to your leaders or ward via the LDS.org "clerk and leader tool" broadcast email service.
If I use the directories' email function, however, it uses my own email client, (mailto:,) so I probably could attached a PDF, but some members on dial-up will not like me because of the download time! (And, my provider once accused me of spamming when I sent PDF's to 32 family addresses.)
Alternately, you could do it similarly by posting PDF's on google docs and distributing that URL, but why not keep it "in-house?"