Photoshop Elements: How do I customize a photobook? (PSE 8)

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Is there ANY way at all with Photoshop Elements 8 software to create a photobook where you drop photos on a blank page-- as many photos as you want, positioned where you want them-- crop and trim them ON THE PAGE to get exactly the image you want with the shape and proportions you want, resize the cropped photos ON THE PAGE until they are the size you want, and move them around to get the exact layout you want? I have read the photobook tips and directions and can't find any way to create a page that lets you design it yourself to this extent. As far as I can tell, the "customizable" photobooks are not custom in any meaningful sense of the word. I hope someone can show me I'm wrong.
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If you open the images you want to include on your photobook page, so that they appear in the Project Bin at the bottom, you can simply drag and drop them in on the page. The gray boxes that say "Click here to add photo or Drag photo here" automatically appear on top. So you may want to remove them first, simply click to select (cancel out of the Open dialog that appears), then click the Delete key on your keyboard). You can also change the stacking order of images by Right-clicking and using the Bring and Send commands to move things on top of or beneath (respectively) other images.
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Thank you! I will give this a try. I can't see offhand how it will solve my problem of finessing the layout (cropping photos on the page and resizing them in place to get the precise image I want at the size I want, moving them to wherever I want them to be, etc.) but I won't know until I try, and I do appreciate your taking the time to answer my question.