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placement of text or graphics relative to the margins
lowercase letter that extends above the x-height as in the characters b, d, f, h, k, and l.
An imaginary horizontal line on which the bottom of all uppercase characters and the base of all lowercase characters fall or rest.
lowercase letters that fall below the baseline, as in characters g, j, p, and q.
: A design element in which a letter (usually the first letter of a paragraph) is much larger font size and embedded into the surrounding text.
categories of text such as Arial, Garamond, Script, and Franklin
Fonts are grouped into families and given a name such as Arial, Garamond, Comic, and Times.
The process of "fine-tuning" spacing by adjusting the space between characters
Dots, dashes or characters that proceed text or an align tab setting
The vertical distance between the baselines of type
Traditional typographic measurement of 12 points or 1/6 of an inch
The basic measurement system used to measure the size of type. There are 72 points to an inch
White or light-colored text that appears against a darker background
A typeface that is straight-edged; e.g. Arial
A typeface with lines on curves extending from the ends of the letters. Times New Roman; e.g. Times.
Any pre-mixed ink that is not one of the four process-color inks.
A feature that enables you to adjust the relative space between characters for selected text.
Styles are applied to a font, ie: bold, italics, and book/heavy.
A style that has been applied to a font. When styles are applied to a font it becomes a typeface. i.e: "arial black", "arial narrow", "arial rounded MT bold "
The height of the body of all lowercase letters such as the letter x in a typeface. All the lowercase characters in a typeface are designed to be no taller than the x-height
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