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Hi LibO Designers,

Sorry for a second email already. ;-)
I decided to send out a list of potential template categories that Kevin and
I would use to guide our development of the default LibO templates.  I
wasn't sure how to get started so I thought about use cases for Impress and
then created potential template categories as follows (with design concepts
in parenthesizes):

*Academic templates:*
 - Architecture/Engineering (I-beam or similar structural element)
 - Biology/Chemistry (chemical symbol or stylized chemical model)
 - Social Sciences (one template as a sociology image)
 - *Economics could overlap with Business template and Geography could
overlap with travel*
 - Performing arts
 - History
*Business Templates:*
 - Business logo oriented theme (could include directions in theme to
substitute a company logo for a placeholder within the master)
 - Motivational: (Stylized human reaching for star)
*Leisure & home Templates:
* - Photobooks ("bound book" look)
 - Weddings or other life-events
 - Sports (maybe a Futbol theme as it is the most popular sport
*Nature and Travel Templates:*
 - Seasonal (perhaps a simple one for each season)
 - Nature and animals
 - Travel (Famous locations or a stylized map/compass)
*General Templates:*
 - Solid color (currently available in LibO, so we should evaluate which
ones we want to keep)
 - High contrast (Simple black on white or similar)
 - *Right-to-left language templates:* exs: Arabic, Hebrew
 - *Top-to-bottom language Templates:* exs: Chinese

Please provide feedback or direction as Kevin and I move forward on
developing a few templates.  Thanks!


On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Jaron Kuppers <> wrote:

Hi LibO Designers,

Quick question...  Is anyone familiar with the following:
- Right-to-left language templates  (ex: Arabic, Hebrew)
- Top-to-bottom language templates  (ex: Chinese)

I feel like it would be nice if we supported those with at least one
general use template for each language direction.  What do people think?  I
am personally completely unfamiliar with top-to-bottom languages in the
context of presentations.


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Kevin Soviero <> wrote:

Alright, How about we carve template design up into sections, one (or
more) for each of us...

For example, I am good at making the background (not just cause its easy
;)), and I can coordinate colors.  We need someone to do the technical stuff
(title placement, etc...) , and we need to come up with the subjects to base
the templates on.  Your list is a very good start though...

Any other jobs you can think of?

On 01/31/2011 08:43 PM, Paulo José wrote:

It's a great idea! I think some steps to start this should be:
1. Choose some main topics to cover with the templates, for all types of
presentation: school, enterprise, marketing...
2. Look for the real presentations in each topics. There are many sites
of slide sharing, when you can find the most rated presentations. I gives
the feeling of what is needed to achieve in each template.
3. Work hard to create the best templates in a office suite ever! :D

Count with me,

I ever start with the Ubuntu one... :P

On 31-01-2011 01:45, Kevin Soviero wrote:

As I am sure most of you have noticed by now, the default set of
templates from OOo Impress is terrible.  I was wondering if I were to make a
set (lets say 10 - 20) of really high quality templates for Impress, if we
could get them included by default?

Kevin Soviero
Email: <>
Phone: (512) 672-9641

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