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Measurement system commonly used for measuring vertical column length in classified ads.
The part of a lower case letter which rises above the main body.
In composition, starting a page or ending the a paragraph with a single word or widow.
Imaginary line upon which the bottom of the x-height portion of character "sit"
Command that lets you raise or lower text or an anchored box above or below its normal baseline position
An extra amount of printed image which extends beyond the trim edge of the sheet or page.
Caps and Small Caps
two sizes of capital letters made in one size of type, commonly used in most roman typefaces.
Horizontal: Lines of text that are centered side to side between the paragraph's indents; both the left and right edges of the text are ragged. Vertical: ines of text in a box that are centered from top to bottom.
Chokes and Spreads
overlap or overprinting images to avoid color or white fringes or borders around image detail. Called trapping in digital imaging systems.
Temporary storage place in the computers memory for the last item you cut or copied.
An acronym for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black - subtractive primary colors. Printing colors for process or color reproduction.
In photography, the process of separating color originals into the primary printing color components in negative or positive form.
short vertical and horizontal lines printed outside the page's final trim size indicating where to cut the page. Also called cut marks or trim marks.
The part of a lower case letter which extends below the main body.
Dots Per Inch (DPI)
A measure of the resolution of a screen image or printed page. Spots per inch (spi) is a more appropriate term.
A preliminary layout showing the position of illustrations and text as they are to appear in the final reproduction. A set of blank pages made up in advance to show the size, shape, form and general style of a piece of printing.
Long dash the width of two zeros (Shift option (alt) hyphen)
an em space is equal to two en spaces (Option space). In traditional typesetting, an em space is the width of a given point size. Example an em space in 12 point type is 12 points wide, in 8 point and em space is 8 points wide.
Dash that is wider than a hyphen and half the width of a and em dash
Fixed space that is half the width of an em space
EPSF (encapsulated postscript file)
An alternative picture file format that allows Postscript data to be stored and editied and is easy to transfer between Macintosh, MS-DOS and other systems.
Flush Left or Flush Right
Type set to line up at the ledt or right.
The page number
Text or pictures displayed on screen as gray patterns to speed screen update
The blank space or inner margin from printing area to binding.
The reproduction of continuous-tone images, through a screening process, which converts the into dots of various sizes and equal spacing between centers.
In computer imaging, a device that outputs type, line are and photos in postition.
The style of letters that slant, in distinction from upright, or roman letters. Used for emphasis within the text.
In quark: rules, text boxes, text paths, and picture boxes. They can be combined into groups and manipulated as a single item.
To space out lines uniformly to the correct length
Subtracting space between two characters, making them closer together.
An outline drawing of finished art to indicate the exact shape, position and size for such elements as halftones, lines sketches, etc.
the distance between lines of type measured in points.
Two or more characters joined to forma single typographic characte
Nonprinitng page use to automatically format document pages. Items created on a Master Page, such as headers, footers, page numbers, and so on, will aappear on all document pages on that master page.
The undesirable screen pattern caused by incorrect screen angles of overprinting halftones.
The process of using an intermediate blanket cylinder to transfer an image from the image carrier to the subtrate. Short for offset lithography.
First line of a paragraph left by itself at the bottom of a column
The process of performing page makeup automatically
Printer's unit of measurement used principally in typesetting. One pica is approximately 1/16 of an inch.
a basic unit of digital imaging
Printer's unit of measurement, used principally for designating type sizes. There are 12 pints to a pica; 72 points to an inch.
Type that is justified on the right side margin and ragged on the left.
Type that is justified on the left side margin and ragged on the left.
Crosses or other targets applied to original copy prior to photography. Used for positioning films in register, or for register of two or more colors in process printing.
The quantification of printout quality using the number of spots per inch.
Ordinary type style, distinguished from italic.
Determining the proper size of an image to be reduced or enlarged to fit an area.
The short cross-lines at the ends of the main strokes of many letters in some typefaces.
Command entered by the user to determine the point at which a new line is created. Attribute of a paragraph remain intact until a hard return is encountered. Keystroke is shift return.
An alphabet of small capital letters available in most roman typefaces approxitemately the size of the lower case letters. Used in combination with larger capital letters.
A proofreader mark written in the margin, signifying that copy marked for corrections should remain as it was.
Typestyle with a reduced size that is dropped below the baseline;
Typestyle whose characters are raised above the baseline of adjacent text
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
A file format for exchanging bitmapped images (usually scans) between applications.
Reduced view that lets you move pages within and between documents. Text changes cannot be made in Thumbnail view.
Addition or removal of white space between selected characters and words.
Marks places on the copy to indicate the edge of the page
Publication or brochure containing two folds thereby creating six panels, three on each side.
A single word in a line by itself, ending a paragraph, or starting a page, frowned upon in good typography.
Acronym for what you see is what you get - which means that the composite page viewed on the screen of a workstation essentially represents what the printer output will be.
X - Height
Height of a lowercase x for a given font, as measured from the baseline. The x-height is also the height of most lowercase letters in a font (not including ascenders and descenders.)