Our templates are designed to make it easy for you to follow the college and university brand.

Using the templates shows your affiliation with The Ohio State University; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); Ohio State University Extension; and/or the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

You may use these templates as they are, or use them as a guide to create your own materials. If you have questions or ideas about the templates, contact CFAES_BAT@osu.edu.

Note: All of our templates have been created using Proxima Nova as the default typeface. Why? Because the Office of the Chief Information Officer has worked with Adobe to provide a site-wide license for faculty and staff for Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Professional for both Windows and Macintosh, which is awesome news because it means that everyone now has access to Proxima Nova! If you do not already have Adobe Creative Cloud installed on your computer, you may request it through the OCIO's Self Service page. Once installed, you can navigate to the Fonts menu, search for Proxima Nova, and then activate the various font families. You can then begin using them in your branded documents. Please note: because this is a cloud service, the fonts do not actually download to your computer. If you use them in a document that is to be printed at a commercial facility like UniPrint, you must create a press-ready pdf and embed the fonts. Contact us with any questions.

How to use our templates

All of our templates have been created using the latest versions of InDesign and Microsoft PowerPoint, and are available for anyone in CFAES with Ohio State credentials to download. If you have any trouble accessing the files or need an older format, please contact CFAES_BAT@osu.edu.

Once you download the template, simply click on the sample text and replace it with your own content. The colored boxes indicate where you should place photos, graphs, charts, etc. If you do not have images to add to the publication, you can simply delete the colored boxes.

While the band + tag treatment is no longer reserved exclusively for Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the guidelines around the use of the combination remain: spell out your entity's name in all white capital letters.