Accessing and Using the Content and Template Files in Your Toolkit

Your SUM toolkit is designed to be as functional and user-friendly as possible. Several of the content documents have been provided in Microsoft® Word − making them not only accessible, but editable.

The balance of the toolkit files have been developed in industry-standard graphics applications (primarily Adobe software), providing the highest quality and most professional results.

Below is an outline of the various document formats in the toolkit:

  1. Microsoft Word files (version 2003 or later): These are primarily text-based files, containing Web site and FAQ copy samples. An appropriate Microsoft Word program is required to edit these files.
  2. Adobe InDesign CS5.5 files: Many of the marketing templates (including print advertising, the statement insert, etc.) have been provided in Adobe InDesign (.indd extension) − a page layout program. Adobe InDesign is required to edit these files.
  3. Adobe Illustrator CS5 files: Some of the artwork elements used within the InDesign templates are editable Adobe Illustrator files (.eps extension) − a vector graphics development program. Adobe Illustrator is required to edit these files
  4. Adobe Photoshop CS5 files: All of the photographs used in the templates are Adobe Photoshop files (.tif, .jpg, or .gif extension) − a photo and graphics editing program. Adobe Photoshop is required to edit these files.
  5. Adobe Acrobat PDF files (Version 8.1): All of the templates have been provided in an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). These files are ideal for reference (requiring only the free Acrobat Reader application to see), but should not be used for final production. They are also editable, but require the professional version of the Adobe Acrobat application.

All of the documents provided are cross-platform (meaning they can be used in both PC/Windows and Macintosh environments).