Multimedia Guidelines

This resource provides basic guidelines for those seeking to create multimedia deliverables.

How to write a letter to the editor

Is there something you want the public to know? Writing a letter to the editor is one way to express yourself. Follow these tips to increase the possibility of your letter being published.

Writing that people want to read

A step-by-step process for organizing your thoughts and powering up your prose (originally presented at the 2007 OSU Extension Spring Training program).

Permission for people pictures - model release

EESC provides a form for you to use to get permission from subjects of your photos.

Be careful when using photos from the Web

Web-published photos are copyrighted just as if they were published in a book. If you plan to use a photo from the Web in a printed piece, be sure it is at least 300 ppi.

Tips for creating PDF files in Word or Publisher

There are several things you can do that will take a few extra minutes of your time, but they will increase the usability of the PDF file.

Just say no to outlines

Here's an easy method to help you organize your writing without doing an outline.

Preparing graphics for publishing with EESC

Tips for selecting and providing digital images for an EESC publication.

Obtaining copyright permissions for publishing with EESC

If you want to use text, photos, illustrations, tables, charts, or graphs from another publication or Web site, note that most material is copyrighted and using it without permission is illegal. Therefore, EESC requires that you submit written documentation (email is acceptable) that you have obtained permission to reproduce anything from another source.

Nondiscrimination statement in English and Spanish

By including a nondiscrimination/affirmative action statement on your published materials, you meet USDA Civil Rights requirements.
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