1.02 Digital Communication Products Vocabulary
Terms in this set (64)
February 06, 2018
Computer software for manipulating text and graphics to create publications
A graphically-intense document created by laying out text and graphics on a WYSIWYG display.
A publication in between a brochure and a book that contains multiple pages of information folded or bound together
A short publication, usually folded into columns,that educates, promotes public awareness, advertises, or simply provides information about a specific topic. Used for information that endures over a period of time as opposed to information that is short-lived
A publication that contains contact
information for a business or individual.
A one-page publication used by a business or individual to advertise or provide information about a short-term event. Often given out in large quantities or posted in public locations. Same as Announcement.
A publication that contains contact
information preprinted in the header and ready for use in formal correspondence
A unique and distinctive shape, symbol, or image that is designed to visibly represent a specific company, person, product, or organization
A publication created by a business or individual describing a variety of events over a specific time period and usually tailored to a specific group that is distributed on a regular basis - weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
A publication listing the order of events, speakers, or performers at a formal event. Examples: Marriage Ceremony, School Graduation.
Area behind text or objects
The area in front of the background or topmost in the layers of text and objects.
The work area on the computer screen that surrounds the actual publication page. Same as Pasteboard.
The area where a new or existing publication appears and work is done. Includes both the actual
publication page and the scratch area.
The edge around an object. Same as Frame.
Speech and thought bubbles commonly used with comic strip characters. Same as Balloons
A special type of line object that attaches to special handles on most other objects and remains attached even if the object is moved.
Clickable areas along the perimeter of selected
objects that allow them to be resized, rotated, morphed, and moved. Click and Drag while holding CTRL, SHIFT, or both to use alternate functionality.
A straight object running the length between two points. Used to organize content or lead the eye to an object of interest. Same as Bar, Rule.
Any container or entity such as a geometric shape that can be placed in a publication. Same as Frame.
Digital artwork included in a publication to supplement other content. Same as Art, Illustration, and Sketch.
A container used to organize content into rows and columns.
A container for holding text that behaves like an image. Same as Text Frame
Specially formatted text in a publication that
behaves like an image
Align to Objects
A magnetic-like effect that aligns selected objects to other objects.
To combine multiple objects into one object that is easier to manipulate than each is individually.
The position of an object relative to other objects in a publication such that one appears on top of or behind another. Same as Ordering.
Changing the lateral orientation of an object relative to the background.
A faint, lightly shaded image that appears in the
background behind text. Example: presidential photographs on new US Dollar Bills
The location of zero on both rulers that can be
moved and allows for precise measurements or positioning. Same as Origin.
Align to Guides
A magnetic-like effect that aligns selected
objects to the margins and ruler guides.
An arrangement of guide lines across the page
that serves as an alignment aid
An object that extends to the physical edge of a page or beyond and is outside the printer's printable area - within 1/4' to 1/8' of the edge of the paper.
The main and central section of each publication page where the majority of the content will be included
A vertical division of a page in a document that acts like a full page.
Pages in a publication that lie side by side on
the computer screen (similar to those of an open book).
The bottom section of each publication page. Content included here will run across the bottom of every page. Commonly contains page numbers.
The top section of each publication page. Content
included here will run across the top of every page. Commonly contains titles and author names.
Pages in a publication whose layout governs
every page and whose content will appear on every page.
Non-printing lines that assist in accurately
positioning objects on a page. Same as Guides and Layout Guides.
A pre-developed page layout used to create new
publications from the same design, pattern, or style.
Two Page Spread
A layout that includes the area for two
pages at once.
Text box feature that automatically places text not
fitting within the frame into the next available text frame
A short description of an image displayed alongside the image.
A text feature to make the copy fit within the
allowed space in a publication.
An overly large, often intricately embellished first
letter of the first word in a body of text used for decoration.
Text that does not fit inside the frame or object.
A formatting method that reverses the normal
display of dark text on a light background to display light text on a dark background like a photographic negative. Same as Reverse Text.
White space formed from lines of copy containing
poorly spaced words. Often shaped like a river hence its name.
A line in a publication naming the writer of an article.
A phrase, sentence or several sentences placed
between a headline and an article to provide a segue between them.
A symbol that indicates the end of an article.
Specific to an organization.
A large phrase appearing at the beginning of an
A line of text at the end of a continuing article
telling the reader the page that the article continues on.
A phrase, sentence or several sentences positioned above a headline. Often a quick blurb or article teaser. Used to catch the reader's attention. Same as Lead-In, Teaser.
Information printed in most periodicals listing the
staff members, publisher, location, frequency of publication, and contact details.
The title (or logo) on the front page of a
newspaper or cover of another periodical including its associated design elements and formatting.
Text from an article that is copied into a separate
object, enlarged, and placed alongside the same article to interest the reader with the full article.
Supplemental information related to a more
prominent article and that is included separately
Table of Contents
A list of divisions or articles in a
publication and the pages on which they begin.
Final copy of a document or artwork used by
commercial printers to make the plate for printing multiple copies.
Pack and GO
Options to compress all the components of a
publication into a single file ready for sending or sharing.
Paper size larger than legal. Printing usually has to
be done in overlapping pages called tiling.