GUIDELINES AND DO-IT-YOURSELF TEMPLATES Welcome to our family of do-it-yourself templates for brochures,
newsletters, and even a letterhead. We have designed these pieces
to encourage businesses and organizations to create their own
The templates herein are formatted in Microsoft Word (and contain
pre-embedded graphics and our new logo). This software was used
because it is (1) relatively easy to use for most people, and (2) it is
the most commonly used software on both Windows and Macintosh
computers. We wanted a software platform that would be universal in
order to expand use of these templates.
All of our templates have been designed carefully to “brand” and
promote the Village of Yellow Springs as a caring community of
unique creativity and self-expression…among many other delights!
Although some people will know how to use these templates
intuitively, most of you will benefit in time saved by reading this brief
guide first. We hope it helps you come up with a better piece.
As we encourage maximum use and minimum control over your
creativity, there is nothing to prevent you from using any of these
templates that you wish. Since we can't envision all the possible
applications, we’ll leave it to you to adapt our brand identity system in
the way that best fits your needs.
Please note that the template files can be large and may take a considerable time to download. High-speed connection is recommended.
To maximize your use of these tools, please read the READ ME FIRST document before accessing the documents, templates and images.