Report Templates (for download)
Before you download a template, you should already know:
- In which report series you want to publish (NRTR, NRR, or NRDS).
- If you want to use MS Word (less formal and/or online distribution) or Adobe InDesign (more polished and/or print distribution) to generate your final report.
Why Use One of Our Document Templates?
- They are fully supported by the NRPM support team (format and layout issues, software bugs, etc.).
- The working format and layout examples, and related guidance, built into the templates can save you a lot of time and effort. How? The templates:
- Use techniques that are proven, stable, and relatively easy to manage.
- Help you avoid many of the common software bugs that we see (mostly concerning MS Word and related export from MS Word to Adobe Acrobat).
- Help you avoid wasting time repeatedly reformatting elements that are regularly re-set to the software default settings during the writing and editing process.
- Always contain the most current official NPS graphic identity and NPS/DOI publication policy language.
- We only provide limited support for reports that significantly deviate from our template standards (use different fonts, layout schemes, etc.).
MS Word Templates - over 90% of published reports since 2010, primarily distributed online.
(learn more about our MS Word templates)
- NRTR version 3.4 template and MSF (3.6 MB .zip) (30 August 2012)
- NRR version 3.4 template and MSF (3.4 MB .zip) (30 August 2012)
- NRDS with cover version 2.4 and MSF (3.2 MB .zip) (30 August 2012)
Adobe InDesign - less than 10% of published reports since 2010, with a significant print distribution
(learn more about our Adobe InDesign templates)
- Proprietary NPS Rawlinson and Adobe Frutiger fonts are required for all all Adobe InDesign templates. There are special copyright agreement rules (NPS only) for supplying these fonts to partners and/or contractors outside the NPS.
Basic InDesign Template: designed for reports with either an online or print distribution. Main text always spans to the right-hand page margin, and the left page margin is wider and designed to contain figure captions, pull-out quotes, etc.
- Basic Template for InDesign CS5 and MSF (3.7 MB .zip) (23 August 2012)
- Basic Template for InDesign CS4 and MSF (5.0 MB .zip) (23 August 2012)
Mirrored Page Margin InDesign Template: designed specifically for reports with a large or significant print distribution. Inner page margins are narrow, and outer page managers are larger (designed to contain figure captions, pull-out quotes, etc.), and all text is set to a Baseline Grid (follows ruled lines on the page).
- Mirrored Page Margin Template for InDesign CS5 and MSF (2.6 MB .zip) (23 August 2012)
- Mirrored Page Margin Template for InDesign CS4 and MSF (5.1 MB .zip) (23 August 2012)