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Computer Business Applications-DTP

Desktop Publishing Skills for CBA
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Desktop Publishing
Using a computer with page-layout
software to design, edit, and
produce professional-looking
publications that include
text and graphics.
Typography
The study of all elements of type as a means of visual communication—from calligraphy to the use of digital type; includes the shape, size, and spacing of characters.
Typeface
A family of alphabetic characters, numbers, punctuation marks and other symbols that share a consistent design
Points
Fonts are measured by a system
Serif
the little extra stroke found at the end of main vertical and horizontal strokes of some letterforms.
Sans Serif
Type which does not have serifs
Decorative
Designs are unusual and unique and are designed to attract attention
Display
Another name for Decorative Font
Script
Designed to resemble handwriting, with styles ranging from formal to whimsical
Style
special formatting applied to text
Shadow
adds depth to text or other objects, making them appear more three-dimensional
Bold
appears darker than the surrounding text
Italics
slopes to the right
Small Cap
lowercase letters display in a smaller size than the regular uppercase letters, typically the height of lowercase letters in that font
3-D
creating the illusion of depth
Alignment
aligning text or graphic elements to the top, bottom, sides, or middle of a page or box
Left Alignment
Text is lined up against the left margin.
Right Alignment
Text is lined up against the right margin
Ascender
(printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters
Descender
(printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
x-height
the height of lowercase letters, specifically the lowercase x, not including ascenders and descenders
Baseline
the bottom line where the letters set in printing
Justified
having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins
Centered
a format where the left and right edges of the paragraph are equally distant from the left and right sides of the page