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Hi Charles, all!

I wasn't able to follow the discussion very closely (being partly
offline) due to some vacation (numerous family visits), so please (all)
bear with me with regard to the template topic.

Am Montag, den 25.07.2011, 11:49 +0200 schrieb Charles-H. Schulz:
Hello everyone,

On this page:
You will be able to upload your Impress template for the LibreOffice
conference in Paris. Each speaker shall use that template (it's useful
and avoid technical issues, among other things). Every year, we will
run a template contest and the winner will have his/her template used
for the conference.

Well, I hope we can put some weight on how practical the use of the
templates is. With regard to the last conferences, I
always ended up to tweak the original templates to make them usable (due
to over-emphasized conference logos, space availability, font
issues, ...).

I had a look at the conference templates suggested so far - and although
some parts are simply beautiful, I got stuck a bit. Here are some things
I consider to be issues:
      * the templates are very large (5 ... 7 MB) --> many people who
        cannot attend the conference will need to download the
        presentations afterwards (non-broadband Internet)
      * although highly detailed, the templates add a bit too much to
        the motif --> last time I spoke with Nik he mentioned "lots of
      * High contrast should be a priority, due to the (typically) less
        ideal data projectors ...
      * I've never seen any presenter really care about the presentation
        template ;-) To be serious again, I think its helpful to make
        the (non-marketing people) template as simple as possible
        (because other people will add what they like, and - in the end
        - that's usually not what we like as well).

So, I created (with the small laptop screen and an even smaller
touchpad ... grmbl) another proposal which has been added to the
proposal page:

Or directly:

Still a draft, but should work already:
      * based on some motif examples by Nik
      * added overall asymmetry due to the conference logo design and
        the non-tagline logo layout (some may remember the nice LibO
        postcard idea created by Nik)
      * the template contains four master page definitions (first slide,
        section header, default slide, final slide) incl. footer
        elements, styles definitions and details like font substitution

Feedback (especially technical stuff) highly appreciated :-)

One word of advice:
- do use the existing conference logo and the full logo of LibreOffice

Mmh, it seems that I've missed that requirement - I simply haven't read
your mail in detail ;-) However, my gut feeling told me that the
LibreOffice non-tagline logo is more appropriate here (presentations
will contain personal statements) ... but switching back to the TDF
tagline logo is easy.

- follow our colours :-)

... and our overall branding language (at least what exists *g*).

Mmh, maybe it would be nice to add some pre-defined boxes / graphical
elements to let the authors work with ... idea for one of the next


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