JURN’s donationware

This page hosts JURN’s useful digital templates. Purchasing these items will act as a donation toward the cost of keeping the JURN search service maintained and running.



“Our Town” Microsoft Publisher magazine template, for MS Publisher 2013 or higher. My professional template is delivered in editable Publisher .pub format and is royalty-free. 28 pages long, in the standard U.S. Letter page size, with the fonts included in the .zip file. Microsoft Publisher is part of the trusted Microsoft Office family, and is affordable and easy to learn/use. My Publisher template is presented as if a quality “small town” quarterly magazine, aimed specifically at those wanting to sustain and revive a small American town. But it can also be easily adapted to suit your own special interest, business sector or location.

PDF preview (view as: cover-page + double-page-spreads).

Cost: a one-time $23 U.S. purchase.
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Cost: a one-time $23 U.S. purchase.
Buy with PayPal — safe and easy.
Buy now

Please note that delivery is made via me manually sending you an email with a download link, once I see your PayPal has payment come through and is viable.

(Cover photography by Colin Garrow, all other pictures used are Wikipedia or CC0)


Free! The Classic Book template for Adobe InDesign CS6 [ PDF demo ]. This is a simple 6″ x 9″ book template, with a style modelled on vintage book design.


Autoflow of pasted text is already fully set up for you, and footnotes are fully set up and spaced. Basically the text flows somewhat like text in a word-processor does, such as MS Word. The book should accommodate about 55,000 words or so, in its 104 pages. Those wanting to import a scholarly book or dissertation into InDesign from a straight Word file might take a look at this useful tutorial on importing a Word document with footnotes intact and correctly placed, and still “dynamic”.

The book template is set up with the correct margins for the Lulu.com print-on-demand service, specifically for Lulu’s popular 6″ x 9″ paperback book size. UK Lulu users should log in via the US site, to see the 6″ x 9″ size. A key advantage of using InDesign for a book is that it should automatically embed most standard fonts into your output PDF — helping you avoid the font-embedding hassle that is common when using MS Word and Lulu.




6 thoughts on “JURN’s donationware”

  1. Steve Sechrist said:


    I have a question about your Publisher magazine template. I assume I can edit it after I download it? One of the things I want are sidebar articles which this template doesn’t have. However, if I can add a text box to create one on one of the pages, that will work.

    • Hi Steve, yes – it can be edited with a copy of Microsoft Publisher 2013 or higher version. There is a sort of sidebar, which is the credits column on the second page. Hope that helps.

  2. Steve Wantong said:

    Hello, I have two questions:

    1. I want to know if I can use your Publisher template for a startup magazine?
    2. Can I easily modify it?

    • Hi Steve. 1. Yes, it can be used for any type of magazine, provided you’re willing to change the styling, fonts and suchlike. 2) Yes, the content can be altered and replaced, but to do that you need to own a copy of Microsoft Office’s Publisher 2013 (or higher) software, and a PC that can handle it.

  3. Here is a response to a support query for the Publisher template, which may also help other purchasers.

    Query: “When I first open the template in MS Publisher, it seems too big to be 8.5″ x 11″?”


    1) It occurs to me that, when opening for editing, a new user of Publisher may initially simply have “View” set too large? This might give the user the impression that the page is huge. “View” is found on the top menu bar, and a view of about 50% may be ideal.

    2) Try saving my template as a PDF, via: File | Export | Create PDF | Save as… | Options | “Commercial Press” | Print Options. The settings you see there should be preset for you at 8.5″ x 11″. With those settings, try exporting a PDF and see what you get. You should get a PDF magazine at 8.5″ x 11″, with each page having no white space around the edge of it (as seen in my demo PDF, linked above).

    3) You don’t describe this, but I guess it’s possible you may even see a huge white space around the edge of each page layout, when editing the pages? In that case, then Publisher may be over-riding the basic page settings for the template – to fix this you may have to go to the Top Menu, and select: Page Design | Size | Page Setup | Set a 8.5″ x 11″ target | then click OK. Doing that should fix matters.

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