You guys already know what goes into a great treatment content wise. But sometimes, if your layout is crowded or confused, your cool idea can get lost.
A good layout means that you give the producer / reader / funder the very best shot at reading your work easily. Help them help you. This post is about giving your documents a layout which makes them easy to read and have some impact - and to do that very easily so you can concentrate on what you do best, the story and content.
There is lots of advice on design and layout on the web. But this is written especially for writers (used to dealing with nothing more sexy than 12pt courier) and assumes you only have Word at your disposal, no fancy layout program or photoshop. In fact, I thought I would write the advice within the layout itself.
If you click the above pics they will scale up. And you can download them as word docs below to allow for your own adaptation of these generic, bland, core versions. My over riding advice is to get to grip with 'styles' within Word. That way you can change the look and feel of the whole document with just a few clicks rather than going through tweaking with each paragraph.
Download example 1 here and example 2 here.
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