Publication Templates

Publication templates are being provided as a tool for campus communicators as they prepare materials for their areas. As part of the overall brand, these templates help ensure consistency and accuracy in use of the university's visual identity.

All publication templates except the report covers are available in InDesign. Two flier templates and four report cover templates are available in Word.

InDesign templates

Each download has an .idml which is backwards-compatible to CS4. Most of the template designs include both bleed (color prints to the edges of the document) and non-bleed (color stops at a white border around the edges) options. You can choose formats that can accommodate photos or be used without photos, based on your content.

Instructions:
  • Download the appropriate size and format to fit your publication needs. The templates will download as .zip files.
  • Use templates as-is or customize to suit your specific needs. It is impossible to foresee all applications and it is not necessary to use all elements or alignments as they are.
  • You will need to have Adobe InDesign, and the fonts, Proxima Nova and Berkeley UC Davis, to use these templates.

Word templates (fliers and report covers only)

Two flier templates and four report cover templates are available for Microsoft Word, with a few caveats. Strategic Communications does not recommend using Word for layouts. We cannot guarantee the results and lack the resources to troubleshoot difficulties in Word. That said, if you are most comfortable working in Word, these templates may serve you well.

Please note, Proxima Nova and Berkeley UC Davis are the branded fonts used in the Word templates. You can get them here. If you don’t use these fonts, Word will substitute a non-branded font. In that case, you may need to adjust sizes to make the templates usable.

Template downloads

Brochures

These template options are designed as flat sheets that print on two sides and fold to standard finished sizes for mailing, handouts or display in racks.

Letter-sized, no-bleed options will print on standard letter-sized paper and fold correctly without the requirement of printing on oversized paper or trimming.

Fliers
Information Sheets

Information Sheet templates are 8.5x11 flat sheets that print on one side.

Invitations
Newsletter

Newsletter template has no bleed and comes in 4-, 8- and 12-panel versions.

Posters
Report Covers

Report cover templates (Word) are 8.5x11 flat sheets that print on one side.

Texture downloads

Building textures

The textures in this set are 300 dpi grayscale images of details from around campus. Be sure to read the HOW TO file included in the download to learn how to use texture and color to add visual interest to your publication.

Nature textures

The textures in these sets are 300 dpi grayscale images of details from around campus. Be sure to read the HOW TO file included in the download to learn how to use texture and color to add visual interest to your publication.