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Digital Flyer Guidelines

Please refer to these guidelines when creating a flyer for digital signage display.

 

1 – APPROVAL

In all instances, the flyer needs to be approved by Student Activities – contact person – Percy Jackson jacksonp@uhd.edu, before being posted on the digital signage.
The recommended time frame for submission for approval is 2 weeks prior the event.
The flyer should be displayed on the monitors about a week before the event.

2 – COPYRIGHT

Be mindful to not use copyrighted images without written consent. The best practice to be sure you are not violating any copyright law, and to avoid any penalties, includes:

    1. Abstaining from downloading copyrighted material from internet, including from sites that claim you can download images for “free”.
    2. When willing to download an image, first obtain written permission from the author or organization that owns a copyright.
    3. When using images that fall under Public Domain, make sure you credit the photo source.
    4. Creating your own image, taking your own photograph.

3 – CONTENT

The flyer needs to contain the following information:

    1. Organization/Department name
    2. Title of the Event
    3. Date(s) and Time(s) of the Event
    4. Location of the Event
    5. Brief description of the Event: Keep it short and Simple. Use few words.
    6. Contact name and information

4 – LAYOUT

The digital signage channels are currently set to display slideshows that contain .jpg images size 1024x768 pixels, or 14.22 x 10.66 inches, DPI 72. In all instances the image needs to be horizontal.
In order to achieve the best result, please follow the steps below:

WITH WORD 2013:

  • Open a Blank document
  • Click on the Page Layout tab
  • Select size Letter (8.5x11)
  • Select Orientation Landscape
  • Set the margins to 0.3
  • Create your flyer
  • Save as PDF

You are welcome to use this template.

WITH PUBLISHER 2013:

  • Open a Blank document
  • Click on the Page Design tab
  • Select size Letter (8.5x11)
  • Select Orientation Landscape
  • Create your flyer
  • Save as PDF

WITH POWER POINT 2013:

  • Open a blank document
  • Select the layout you want (HOME tab, slide section)
  • Go to the DESIGN tab
  • Go to Slide Size on the right and select 4:3 from the drop down menu
  • Create your flyer
  • Save as JPEG

WITH IN DESIGN:

  • Create a new web document
  • Set the dimensions of your new document to Width = 1024 pixels, Height = 768 pixels
  • Create your flyer
  • Export the graphic to JPEG format (File > Export > JPEG)
  • Set quality to High, resolution to 72 pixels per inch

WITH PHOTOSHOP:

  • Go to File
  • Select New
  • Set the dimensions of your new document to Width = 1024 pixels, Height = 768 pixels, and Resolution = 72 pixels/inch.
  • Create your flyer
  • Save for the Web
  • Set quality to Maximum


Last updated 2/11/2016 3:51 AM