Do not alter layout position
From Customise this area to suit your Telephone
department's specific requirements
Organisational Unit Facsimile
Your specific divisional
Email Internal Mail or subbrand logo will be
available in the live
Date Attachment Yes/No template
The body of the Memorandum starts here. The section above should always start at
its current point. You may restructure the top section to better suit your individual Clear space under
purposes, but you should keep all point sizes and typefaces the same and maintain logo.
the table component ie retain the “in principle” style. You should not alter or
manipulate any graphic elements in this document. See below for further explanation
and assistance regardng the layout of your document.
Text in your
This template has been developed to ensure consistency of documents across the
not extend passed
university-wide sector. The design has been established to reinforce the overall
this point on page 1
corporate image of the university and to maintain a consistent application of
To personalise your details you will first need to Unprotect the document (Tools/
Unprotect). Once you have made your alterations you should re-protect the
document (Tools/ Protect/Section 1) before you commence the body of the
The text has been intentionally layed out so the first page has a clear white space
under the logo. Body text should not cross into this area. The typeface is Arial and
the point size is 11 point with a 14 point line spacing (Paragraph/Line Spacing/
Exactly 14). All lines should be typed ranged left, avoiding the use of hyphenation.
Paragraphs should not be indented, but separated by one line space.
Because the second page does not contain the logo or strategic themes you can
decrease the right hand margin value so you have more area to type. Refer to the sustainable future
PDF sample for further explanation. Our staff and students will be:
I Entrepreneurial in their
I As part of a consistent style, it is recommended to use square bullet points. This I International in their outlook
document is already set up with the bullets defaulting to squares. I Intersectoral in their
to deliver a Swinburne that is:
Avoid using double word spacing after sentences. This was originally used in I Flexible in learning and
documents produced from typewriters and because all characters had the same teaching
I Focused in research
Rule and footer are optional I Engaged with industry and
Footer or path reference (or Auto Text from Header & Footer)
Because the logo only appears on page 1,
you can change margins on the second page (use Section Break)
width, it helped the reader discern the end of a sentence. Since the advent of word processing this
practice is no longer required and makes your documents look unprofessional. Avoid using multiple
default tab to position your text. You should define your tabs in a manner that allows you just one tab
key for alignment of your text. This allows easier reference for editing and repositioning texts.
1 Suggested indent layout
The body of the memorandum has a margin of 2.0cm. The top margin in this section should be
set to 2.0cm. The section above this should always start at its current point. Apart from the
personalisation of your agenda you should not alter this top section. You should keep all point 2.0cm
2.0cm sizes and typefaces the same.
2 Type settings
Suggested indent position 1
3 Business arising from the minutes of previous meeting
3.1 Suggested indent layout for heading and bold
Suggested indent position 2
3.1.1 Suggested indent layout for heading and bold
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The body of the second page of the memorandum has a left margin of 2cm and a right margin of
2cm. This template has been developed to ensure consistency of documents across the university-
wide sector. The design has been established to reinforce the overall corporate image of the
university and to maintain a consistent application of Swinburne's identity.
The top margin in this section should be set at 2.0cm. The typing format should align left with a
margin of 2.0cm. The typeface is Arial and the point size is 11 point with a 14 point line spacing. All
lines should be typed using single line spacing, ranged left, avoiding the use of hyphenation.
Paragraphs should not be indented, but separated by one line space.
Vice-President External Affairs
Memorandum Template Production Guide Hints and tips
Size: A4 297mm x 210mm I Corporate style applies to any document where
the Swinburne logo is used, whether internal or
The following information relates to all external. The guidelines are to ensure the
Swinburne memorandums. consistency and integrity of Swinburne's brand.
I Page setup should always default to A4. This will
Use this template production guide to complete
be automatic if downloading templates, but you
final templates for individual memorandums.
should check your printer dialogue box to ensure
Always follow the parameters set up in the it is always defaulting to A4.
downloadable document. Specifications in the I The supporting typeface for all Swinburne
text and a preferred layout are incorporated into publications is Arial and Arial Narrow (Helvetica
the document, so please read them to assist in and Helvetica Neue Condensed for Macintosh).
the preparation of your document. Do not use Times.
You must not alter or manipulate graphics within I All correspondence (fax, letter, memo, agenda) is
this document. set 11point Arial with 14 point line spacing
(choose “exactly” in your paragraph dialogue box
You must not alter or manipulate the graphics and enter 14). Refer to individual specifications for
within this document. other publications.
Swinburne Themes and Signals I Copy is always ranged left. Avoid centreing and
This copy should not be repositioned and should do not justify.
appear on all internal correspondence. I You should turn-off automatic hyphenation.
The memorandum layout sample is shown on I Do not use double spacing after sentences. This
the previous page.The copy on the is old “typewriter mentality” and creates an
memorandum always appears in one column unprofessional appearance to your document.
and is split into three areas of information:
I When inserting graphics ensure you size
logo/themes; document details; and body text.
proportionally (ie horizontal and vertical
Subbrand templates percentages of equal value).
Department/centres using authorised I Keep your document structure to 3 or 4 levels of
subbranding in templates must use supporting style, ie avoid using too many type sizes. Try and
type "Swinburne University of Technology" in the use formats such as hang indents to create
addresing area. Examples of this wording and structure.
placement are supplied with each subbrand I Avoid using capital letters.
I Use initial caps unless your title involves a proper
There are downloading instructions, but if you I Use small square bullet points where applicable
need further assistance in formatting these (instead of dot points).
documents, or general enquiries regarding Word, I Avoid using underlining to emphasise wording or
please contact the Help Desk on 9214 5000. phrasing. Preference is for italics or bold but use
minimally. Too much highlighting ends up losing its
intended objective and makes copy hard to read.
I Use English (Australian or English) as the
language used by your dictionary. Do not use
American spelling eg "specialisation" not
"specialization"; "colour" not "color".
I The Studio Manager, Swinburne Press, is
responsible for corporate style in regard to
branding and design in printed publications. This
involves consultation and advice on layout, but
does not involve troubleshooting or creating