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If you have the resources, I'd invest in an OpenType font family, and use
them instead of standard Windows/Word fonts. Even better would be one
sans-serif family, and one serif family. Traditionally, sans-serif are used
for headings, and serif for body type, but that no longer seems to be a
I can't find any specific online resources in my bookmarks, but I'd be
willing to bet Adobe's site will have a wealth of knowledge.
Hope this helps.
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> Subject: Page layout resources
> We're looking at publishing a suite of marketing and pre-sales docs that
> to be as flash as anything the big multinationals we compete with can
> 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).
> As Word guru in residence it's fallen to me to stop the Word docs looking
> Word docs.
> Do you know of any resources for learning how to do page design *for
> docs*? Or any tips? Or publicly available examples I can be inspired by?
> tried Google but found only resources for designing websites.
> These docs will likely be distributed as PDF so my constraint would be
> I'd have to stay within the ballpark that would allow DIY printing.
> Thanks in advance,
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