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I uploaded the "letter" size brochure with the text included, so the designers could see about how the template design could look with text, using the included color and fonts selected for the brochure. You have defined a specific green for both white and black backgrounds. The font used seems to be "Open Sans Condensed" [the font on the web opening page] which has "light", "light italic", and "bold" versions available for download in many places.

For me, I always take the design of a template and then add "suitable" text and graphics that the design might be used for. Then I judge the template design.

We need to have an "official" brochure, and template that has the approval for the official branded logo. Plus, we need to have the same brochure, but in a "community logo" design that will work with laser and inkjet printers.

So far, the "inksaver" version of the brochure design seems to work well with both the b&w laser and the color inkjets I use.

Since you are working with the A4 page size design, since most of the world but the USA, Canada, and maybe Mexico does not use, when the A4 template is updated/edited/etc., I can do the page formatting to letter and do the modifications needed to get it to look like the A4 page size version and then test it out on my USA/Letter printer. My printers seem to be able to print A4 but I cannot find any company that will provide that size in single ream packages. So I am stuck with Letter size paper, but I will keep looking for a USA source.

So, in the end, we will need 4 versions:
     official - A4
     community - A4

     official - letter
     community - letter

The real "difference" between the A4 and Letter size is the panels have different sizes due to the column and margin differences.

On 04/03/2013 10:30 AM, Marc Paré wrote:
Hi Tim et al,

Thanks for the 1st looks.

IMO, we should just work on getting an agreed design for a community pamphlet template.

We need the design team (in this case Issa has graciously offered his help to us) to help us get an approved designed template. After this, the marketing team does not need to bother the busy design team. We are already using approved designed icons included in our text, which does not need to be re-approved a second time by the design team, and, unless we have any new design elements, there would not be any reason to bother the design team.

So, IMO, we should just be working towards:

* an official pamphlet template design and get it approved (this has been done as there were no objections -- Arabic font forthcoming). It can be found here:

* a community pamphlet template design and get it approved. (still in discussion). As per Tim's request, this template should watch out for ink bleedthrough and shadow from the printing process and should also try to minimize the use of ink; this will allow members who wish to print on their home printers to do so at minimal cost.



Le 02/04/13 04:56 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster a écrit :

Here is a letter size brochure - work in progress - with text and
graphics included so you can see what it could look like.

On 04/02/2013 04:46 PM, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 02/04/13 05:52 AM, Issa Alkurtass a écrit :
Hello Tim,

Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote on April 01, 2013 11:58 PM:
I need a brochure that I can print out 20 or 30 copies whenever I run
out or need more.  This one does not work for my home office.

Sorry, I am not a fan if you cannot print it out so it looks good
without an expensive paste ink press system.

Tim: Thank you for your very good valuable points. Your arguments do
give us reason to have an official template version (for offset
printing) and perhaps a community version that is both optimized for
the home printing and costs.

Issa suggested this latest iteration for us and I think that it looks
great for our official version.

I absolutely didn't take this into account, as I said before I was
just trying to match the website design. The dark title page was me
making sure the title page didn't stand out less than the inside pages.

If we can all agree to it, that template could be used as the official
TDF/LibreOffice v.4.0.x template. It will not be our community version
for the reasons that Tim has explained.

I've made another version which only uses black and regular green
(rather than olive) which can also works in black and white:

I know it isn't the same as the website anymore, but it keeps the
half circle design while using a lot less ink. Also only the title
page colors are changed, the rest is the same.

The "gray" background leaves white edges.

I think these should be cut/not printed for the brochure to work,
because the half circle isn't meant to have white space above it.

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I have printed out a copy and I have to say, that it does not seem to
be too attractive in B/W.

Here are a couple of other examples that I have also made[1][2]. Have
a look and see. I have used our official logo svg and changed the
colours to match the website "olive green" as well as matched the
black background.

I now have read that Tim is concerned with bleed-through or shadowing
for the black half-circle headers and logo. It would have to be tested
to make sure that these work.

These two examples mimic the website theme we have for LibreOffice





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