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Desktop Publishing

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align
To arrange two or more items along an edge
AutoFit
A feature that automatically resizes type and manipulates text to fit within a text box
Autoflow
A feature that automatically places text that does not fit in a text box into the next available text box.
Autoshapes
Ready-made design elements, including lines, connectors, basic shapes, flowchart elements, stars, and banners, and callouts.
Balance
Symmetrical arrangement of design elements on a page.
Baseline guides
A set of layout guides that automatically align text to the baseline, and add equal line spacing so the text appears balanced along columns.
BorderArt
Decorative borders that come with or can be created using Publisher for placement around most objects.
Bring to front
Command that places the currently selected object in front, or on top, of other objects.
Bulleted list
Used to illustrate items that can occur in any order or that are of equal importance.
Business Information sets
An unlimited number of distinct sets of information that can be used to store frequently used information such as names, addresses, and phone numbers, which can be placed automatically in publications.
Clip art
Electronic artwork available for use on a computer
Clipboard
Temporary holding area in Windows into which as many as 24 objects can be copied and pasted.
Color schemes
Coordinated sets of matched and complementary colors that my be applies to a publication.
Color wheels
Circular illustrations where primary and intermediate colors are arranged so that related colors are next to each other and complementary colors are opposite
Continued notices
Text that tells on what page a story is continued on or from, and automatically updates if the story is moved.
Copyfitting
Making text fit into a space within a publication
Crop
to conceal portions of an image
Data source
files in which names, addresses, and other contact information is stored to be used in a mail merge.
Design
The layout and choice of colors, fonts, and artwork that enhance a publication.
Design Gallery
A collection of formatted elements, such as pull quotes, sidebars, and logos, that can be added to an existing publication.
Desktop publishing program
A program that lets you combine text and graphics, as well as worksheets and charts created in other program, to produce typeset-quality documents for output on a computer printer, or for commercial printing.
Digital image
A pictorial representation generated, stored, or displayed electronically.
Drag and drop
Moving or copying technique in which an object, or a copy of an object, is dragged to a new location.
Drawing tools
Toolbox buttons that let you create geometric designs.
Drop cap
A formatting feature that lets you change the size and appearance of a paragraph's initial character.
fill
To add a color, pattern, or texture to a design element.
Flip
To rotate an object 180 degrees horizontally or vertically using a toolbar button.
Font schemes
Coordinated sets of matched and complementary fonts that may be applied to a publication
Footer
Text that repeats on the bottom of each page
Formatting toolbar
Buttons on a toolbar that change the appearance of objects within a publication.
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format. A commonly used file format for graphics used in Web pages
Group
Selection of multiple images that can be moved or resized as a single unit.
Grouping
to turn several objects into one, which is an easy way to move multiple items.
Handles
Small hollow circles displayed around the perimeter of a selected object.
Hand-off format
The final digital electronic format of a publication that is conveyed to a commercial printer.
Header
Text that repeats on the top of each page.
Help
Feature that give you immediate access to definitions, explanations, and useful tips on working in Publisher.
Horizontal ruler
Measuring guide that appears above the publication window.
Intellectual property
Digital materials, including images, magazines, books, and other material available on the Internet, that may be copyrighted and have limitations placed on their use. Permission is required for the use of such materials.
Kerning
A form of character formatting that adjusts the spacing between character pairs.
Layer
To change the position of objects in relation to one another so that one appears to be on top of or in back of another.
Layout guides
Horizontal and vertical lines positioned on a publication's Master Page and visible on all pages to help you accurately position objects.
Leaders
Dots, dashes, or lines in a row that make it easier to read a table of contents or other information by guiding the eye across the page.
Logo
Distinctive shape, symbol, or color that visibly identifies a company or product.
Mail merge
A feature that combines a destination document, such as a personalized brochure, with a data source, such as an Excel or Access file containing names an addresses, using an interactive set of dialog boxes that guides the user in creating a mail merge.
Margin guides
Blue lines that repeat on each page, separating the margins from the other design elements.
Margins
White space between the edge of design elements and the edge of a page.
Master page
The section of a publication where objects are placed so that they are reproduced on every page.
Masthead
The banner at the beginning of a newsletter with its name, volume, issue, and date, which remains consistently formatted from issue to issue.
Measurement toolbar
Toolbar that lets you more precisely move, resize of adjust objects.
Menu bar
Contains menus from which you choose Publisher commands.
Mirrored image
A type of two-page layout where either page appears as if viewed in a mirror, with right and left reversed.
Nudge
To move a selected object a defined distance by pressing an arrow key.
Numbered list
Used to list items that occur in a particular sequence.
Object
An element such as a table, text box, geometric shape, clip art, and picture frame that can be resized, moved, joined, or layered.
Object shadow
Gives an object the illusion of depth by adding a shadow behind it.
Objects toolbar
Contains buttons used to create and enhance publication objects.
Orientation
Direction in which paper is printed.
Page navigation icons
Located at the bottom of the workspace, one page icon display for each page in the publication. You click a navigation icon to go to a specific pages.
Pixel
The fundamental unit of an image on a television screen, computer monitor, or similar display.
Placeholders
Design elements provided by Publisher that you can replace with your own information to customize a publication.
Point size
The measurement of the height of a character. 1/72 of an inch
Pour
To move text that will not fit in a text box to an empty text box.
Print
Create output from a publication into paper form.
Publication
A document created in Publisher
Publication types list
A section of the Publisher window that includes a list of categories for publication types, such as a newsletter.
Pull quote
A short statement extracted from a story and set aside form the body of the text.
Record
A group of related fields, such as the name, address, and title of a customer.
Resolution
A measure of the fineness of detail that can be distinguished in an image
Reversed text
Format text so that it appears in white on a dark background.
Rotate
Change the position of an object in degrees from a horizontal plane.
Ruler guides
Green lines created in the foreground of individual pages by dragging a ruler by holding [shift].
Rulers
Horizontal and vertical measurement guides located beneath the toolbars and to the left of the workspace.
Sans serif font
A typeface that has no small strokes at the end of the main stroke of the character
Scaling
Formatting effect that stretches or shrinks the widths of characters.
Scratch area
Area surrounding the publication page that can be used to store design elements.
send to back
Command that placed an object behind other objects.
Serif font
A typeface that has a shall cross stroke at the end of the main stroke of the letter.
Sidebar
Information not central to a story in a publication, placed to the side of the regular text to create interest.
Signature
A large sheet printed with four or a multiple of four pages that when folded becomes a section of a book or catalog.
Snap to
This feature has a magnet-like effect that pulls whatever is being lined up to an object, a guide, or a ruler mark
Standard toolbar
Toolbar containing buttons for common tasks, such as saving and printing.
Status bar
Located at the bottom of the window; provides information relevant to the current task.
Story
Text in a publication
Style
Defined set of text formatting attributes
Symmetrical balance
Objects are place equally on either side of an imaginary vertical line.
Table
Arrangement of information in a grid of columns and rows.
Table of contents
A sequential list of the contents and associated page numbers of a publication.
Task pane
An area of the Publisher window that is used to organize design templates, color schemes, font schemes, and other layout tools in a visual gallery which appears alongside the publication.
Template
A specially formatted publication with placeholder text that serves as a master for other, similar publications.
Text box
Object in which text is typed
Text Overflow
Text that does not fit within a text box
Text wrapping
The automatic placement of text around design elements.
Title bar
Where the program name and filename of the open publication appear
Toolbars
Contain buttons for frequently used Publisher commands, and are organized by subject, such as Formatting, Measurement, or Objects.
Tracking
The spacing between characters
Two-page spread
View that enables you to see two pages at once.
Ungroup
To turn one combined object into individual objects.
Vertical rule
Measuring guide that displays to the left of the page.
Washout
A faint, lightly shaded image that appears behind other images. Also known as a watermark.
White space
Blank space in a publication
Word Art
An object containing curved or wavy text.
Wrap points
The sizing handles that surround the object that are used to fine-tune the way text wraps an object.
Wrapping
Text reshaped so it conforms to the shape of a nearby image or other object.
Zero point
The location of zero on both the vertical and horizontal rulers that can be moved and lets you make precise measurements.
Zoom In
To make the page scale larger to be able to see a "close up" of an object, but you are not able to see as much of the whole page.
Zoom Out
To make the page scale smaller to be able to more of the whole page, but you are not able to see as much detail of each object on the page.
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