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Considering Content Delivery
Considering Content Delivery
As the capabilities of our programs change, we are able to share files in new ways and
easier than ever before. Just a few years ago, your three main choices for sharing a file were to
print it, e-mail it, or put it on a disk (remember those?) and handing it to someone.
Today there are many different methods and formats you can use to share the content you
create. Some examples include the following:
Prepare a document that you only intend to print (for example, invitations, postcards,
or bookmarks).
Print a document but also preserve it as a PDF file readers can download from your
Web site.
Send a file by e-mail and also post it to a Windows Live SkyDrive account.
Save your file directly to a SharePoint Workspace where others on your team can
work in it as well.
Save the file to your OneNote workbook.
Post content directly to your blog or Web site from your Word document.
Use the content in a presentation or worksheet.
Each of these avenues might cause you to rethink your design slightly. You might want to
format pull quotes as body text if you’re posting to a blog, for example, or remove links
from a document that will be distributed only in print.
One great way to learn more about effective document design is to notice what you
like about the documents you receive. When do you feel drawn into reading a
document and when does a document leave you cold? Knowing what captures your
attention—especially if you read the document all the way to the end—is a key part of
connecting with what will work for your audience.
Designing Backgrounds and Watermarks
The background of your document is, well… background , and as such it can sometimes be
overlooked when we consider document design. However, the background you choose can
gracefully support the text your document presents, helping the reader see the important
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