Basic Yearbook Vocabulary
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Final pages of the yearbook (typically one spread) where the theme is concluded.
Listing the pages containing the sections, opening, closing, and index. This is usually printed on the front endsheet.
The main story of a yearbook spread. Every spread should contain a story, also called a copy block. Alternatives to copy include lists, quotes, personal narratives, surveys, and other material that accurately tells the story. The copy and the headline are placed together as a single unit. Copy is typically broken into columns to make it easier to read.
Outside of the yearbook which protects the contents.
Refers both to the topics featured on individual spreads and how the topics are highlighted.
A spread used to separate each of the sections of the yearbook. A divider is usually theme-related.
Heavier sheets of paper which hold the pages of the yearbook to the cover. The front endsheet typically contains the contents.
Eight pages make up a flat AND one-half of a signature.
The folio refers to the page number and the topic of a spread placed as a unit at the bottom left and bottom right of the spread.
Elements such as rule lines, gray screens, large initial letter and special type treatments which enhance the book's design.
A line of large type used to gain the reader's attention; the title of the copy or story. It introduces the topic and serves as a main point of interest on the spread.
A complete alphabetical listing of all students, teachers, advertisers, topics, and events covered in the yearbook.
A page-by-page listing of the yearbook's contents. Yearbook staffs use the ladder to stay organized and to plan for deadlines.
The first 2 to 4 pages of the yearbook which introduce the theme.
A yearbook is typically broken up into five sections" student life, academics, organizations, people, and sports. These sections are used as an organizational look for the staff and the reader.
A 16-page grouping made up of two 8-page flats. Yearbooks are printed in signatures which are then folded, stitched, and trimmed to be collated.
Connects the front and back covers. The name of the school, name of the book, city/state, volume number and year should appear there in a way that mimics the theme.
A "mini theme" used as a section title. Spin-offs help carry the theme throughout the book.
Two facing or side-by-side pages in the yearbook such as 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7, etc.
A verbal statement and a visual look which tie all parts of the yearbook together. The theme should fit your school and your year.
Page one of the yearbook. It should include the name of the book, the name of the school, the complete school address, the volume number and year. The school telephone number, web address and enrollment may also be listed there.