|June 2006||Vol. 11 Issue 2|
Purdue Extension templates for Word and Publisher are now available in black-only versions on the Communication Survival Guide Web site.
That should be good news for field staff who rely on Risograph or similar
A March e-mail from Sue Catlett in Vanderburgh County explained that the “Purdue” in Purdue Extension didn’t copy well on the Risograph. Nor, for that matter, did anything in Purdue gold (or basically, half the template).
The first attempt to fix the problem involved converting the gold to gray. But that didn’t work, and Catlett mailed a Risograph copy of this template to prove it.
Over the next several weeks, Catlett continued to test various versions of the template. The results of that testing are the templates that are now posted online. You will notice a couple of minor, but significant changes on these black-only templates.
First, you’ll notice that there is no gold bar on the Purdue Extension banner. Since Risograph equipment doesn’t print anything other than black well, our only choice was to use no bar — a solid black bar appeared too overpowering.
Second, there is no line above the EEO statements. The thin, gold hairlines that appear above the EEO in the full-color templates just don’t show up when reproduced on a Risograph.
Finally, the black-only versions also have updated styles you can use that don’t include color.
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