To create a yearbook, decide who the editor-in-chief is going to be, determine a budget for software and printing, and pick a theme. Write a layout for the yearbook, such as title page, staff page and class pages, and have an idea of what kind of content those pages require.
Put together a yearbook staff comprised of students and faculty, and then have them take photographs or collect information for each section of the yearbook. Photos are to be kept in a digital folder or online storage folder that all staff can access. Find an online yearbook layout software or create the pages of your yearbook in a word processor that allows photo editing, and begin creating the layout. Crop photos, add captions and insert text where it is appropriate. Many software programs allow you to view your yearbook before you send it to print, so last minute edits and layout changes can be made.
Make sure there is enough time to publish the yearbook and sell them before the year is over. Contact a yearbook publishing company or a local printer far in advance, so it can print and distribute a large number of books to meet your school's needs. Ask the company for quotes and package information. This information helps to determine the budget and the cost of yearbooks per student.