On Thursday 09 June 2011 01:14:03 Karl Cheney wrote:
> When flat, the current brochure layout (see attached) is 15.88" x 9" (or
> 40.3cm x 22.9cm) and includes 4 panels. To convert this to an A4 size the
> dimensions drop to 11.69" x 8.27" (or 29.7cm x 21cm). A huge difference &
> would require a re-design to accommodate only 3 panels. An entire section
> would need to be removed.
> When I say "entire section" I'm specifically referring to one of the intro
> panels ("Something for Everyone" or "Welcome to openSUSE"). If one of
> these could be removed, then the inside ("What's Cool About openSUSE")
> could remain fairly intact--although, some editing would have to happen.
> Regarding the black & white version, we can do that. I don't think it'll
> look great, but it's doable & we'll make it look as good as b/w can look.
> Would this mean no pictures, no background color, nothing? Or would we
> have to make the pictures b/w & turn the background to a grayscale?
> Also, as has been said before, when localizing, the copy will have to be
> edited as most languages take up more space than English does. I'm
> attaching a document with the text as it currently is so you can see what
> we're dealing with. Until I know exactly how you want to proceed it's hard
> for me to tell you how many words to cut for localization. But, what I can
> tell you for certain is that one of the two intro panels will have to go
> to fit on an A4 sheet.
> If you'd like to discuss this on the phone, let me know & I'll set up a
Let me ask the marketing team for opinions. What panel could we remove? Or is
it realistic to expect to be able to print on Letter format in Europe and
everywhere else? Because if that's not a huge deal, we don't have to cut
When it comes to the text, I'll try and shorten it a bit in the coming days.
> - Karl