Annual Report Layout
Annual report layout tips and ideas. Good annual report layout or layout of other company publications such as magazines, brochures and newsletters is important as it reflects the professionalism of the company.
The content should be presented in an attractive, readable format.
The standard size of most forms of business communication is letter or A4. The three most popular text layouts are the semi-blocked, blocked and full-blocked. It is important to use correct spacing between words and paragraphs and different line spacing to convey specific information.
The use of branded stationery promotes a professional image of the company. It usually consists of a name and an address, and logo and the names of all or some of the directors and is seen as a “legal” form of communication, confirming not only the authenticity of the author but also the company or institution the author represents.
Design elements can be used to portray and reflect the company's mission, vision and objective statements. Professional layouts create a sense of efficiency and quality of workmanship promoting a feeling of trust with the client that his/her needs will be met with equal quality and precision. Company newsletters and newspapers can show this.