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Hello Christoph,

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On Sun, 2011-07-31 at 23:05 +0200, Christoph Noack wrote:
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.


Howdy, great I was hoping you would pop on with a template.

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).

Cool - when I went to start I looked at the template you posted on the
wiki, way back when - rather expected you might pick that one back up
and run with it though, so went for the more Baroque No-1_Green. It's
huge and maybe I can trim it, which I'll put a few more days into, but
your right on the points and the more trimmed down model makes sense for
most uses. Anyway sometimes it's fun to be meat eater..*chuckle*, and
I'll make use of it somehow I suspect.

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 :-)

I like it - are you going to bring in some of the secondary colors, as
you did in the earlier template then?

You make a good point on the template size, but as long as it's beautiful
and does not look like it's been made in 1997, I'm fine.

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

tsk tsk...

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) ...

I don't think I agree - but separate email makes more sense, it's an
easy swap in or out, yes!

Sorry I did express myself very unclearly: I was mentioning the conference
logo in full (the conference logo with the TDF/LibO logo at its left).



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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