Research institute report and newsletter Word templates

Word report and newsletter templates for not-for-profit research institute (clockwise from top): two-column report; newsletter; and one column report.

Word report and newsletter templates for not-for-profit research institute (clockwise from top): two-column report; newsletter; and one column report.

This not-for-profit research institute needed new report and newsletter Word templates. The brief was to produce three templates for their marketing team: two report templates; and one fact sheet/short summary template. The report specifications were for a one-column and a two-column layout. They would both contain a cover page section with editable background image and two Quick Part logo options. The fact sheet needed a less formal, more newsletter-style layout.

We based the designs on the organisation’s brand guidelines. Additionally, the client wanted text formatting options restricted to a set of document styles. This meant that users couldn’t alter pre-determined typefaces, font sizes, colours or spacing.

We provided a self-installing MS Office theme so staff had the correct font and colour palette on their PCs. Consequently, all documents based on our templates were brand compliant. We also supplied training notes to help staff use the templates efficiently.