to establish a document by its physical appearance. When designing an appealing
business document, you should take into account that this is your image, what
people see to know and trust. When producing materials, you should always use
the business logo in accordance with the organisations guidelines, for example
the log should be placed at the top right hand corner of printed documents
ensuring that you never redraw the logo or alter the logo in any way.
Depending on the size will determine what sized
logo you will need to use and these can be found in your organisations
guidelines. When resizing a logo, you need to insure that you do not distort the image
to ensure visibility, readability and accessibility Clicking ctrl while resizing an image could help
Good photography skills when taking pictures for
documents is key using natural light where possible staying away from
artificial or overheating lighting. Think about using an interesting crop you
might find that zooming in and cropping a certain aspect like a face could give
the photo more character, even shooting into the light creating a lens flare
allowing a bit of motion blur using the photo to tell the story.
To enhance the professionalism of the photo you
could de-saturate them slightly this gives the image a cinematic quality and
avoids the image looking loud or showy.
The choice of software`s needs to be thought through
to make the process more efficient for any write ups or correspondence you will
probably need to use word processing software’s where you will be able to use tools that help
you to check grammar and spelling enabling you to create your own dictionaries
search the whole text for particular words or letter combinations. Using word,
you will also be able to insert headers and footers as well you are able to use
an anchor tool assists you in making sure anything placed is in proportioned and
Word is also good if you want to write a paper
based article with columns.
Using this software for documents is great for
inputting graphs charts and diagrams.
Your choice of software all depends on what you
are trying to achieve, for more detailed editing such as cropping and blending
many images together to create 1 you may use adobe software’s that are professional editing software’s.
whether you are designing a booklet or report there are many binding methods to
choose from whilst being weary of your budget, instead of your office staples
or ring binding plastic comb binding and wire spiral binding could be a better
option all though the wire binding is more expensive it is more durable.
of organisations will have templates stored with the guild lines where you will
be able to use without having to recreate documents. Get someone to proof read
your document with fresh eye, when you have finalized the page layout, print
out your finish documents and assemble it has if it is completed and ready to
go out. You will then need to look at the document carefully checking the text
is the spelling correct? Does it send the message it’s supposed to? Check headings footnotes,
contents list, making sure the numbering is correct on each page. You need to
check that the illustrations are the correct size and colouring.