RE: Page layout resources

Subject: RE: Page layout resources
From: Viv Crawford <viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 12:48:29 +0100


Thanks to everyone who replied on- and off-list to this. I'll be starting with 'The Non-Designers Design Book' by Robin Williams as it received multiple mentions.



Thanks!

> From: viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Page layout resources
> Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:32:08 +0100
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> Hello
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> We're looking at publishing a suite of marketing and pre-sales docs that need to be as flash as anything the big multinationals we compete with can produce.
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> We've had front covers professionally designed, but the pages with actual content on still just look like Word docs. (Word docs with fancy, coloured headings, but Word docs all the same).
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> As Word guru in residence it's fallen to me to stop the Word docs looking like Word docs.
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> Do you know of any resources for learning how to do page design *for printed docs*? Or any tips? Or publicly available examples I can be inspired by? I've tried Google but found only resources for designing websites.
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> These docs will likely be distributed as PDF so my constraint would be that I'd have to stay within the ballpark that would allow DIY printing.
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> Thanks in advance,
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> V
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