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There are a lot of terms important to desktop publishing. Some of them aren't actual words but rather letters, abbreviations. Some are need to know. Some are nice to know. How many do you know?
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.
Design a Pangram With a Desktop Publishing or Graphic Design Theme
Can you craft a clever pangram with a graphic design or desktop publishing twist?
Test Your Desktop Publishing Word Power
Test your knowledge of Desktop Publishing terminology by solving this simple 13 word criss-cross puzzle. All the words and acronyms have some connection to desktop publishing (although not exclusively DTP terms).
How Well Do You Know Your DTP Terms?
This graded quiz tests your knowledge of common and not-so-common terminology that you may encounter in desktop publishing. There are 10 questions covering several different aspects of DTP including prepress, paper, printing, and typography.
Word-Matching Exercise I
Matching the meaning with the word or phrase. This matching quiz covers 10 terms: 2 principles of design, 2 units of measure, 2 puncuation marks, 2 page layout, 1 prepress, and 1 printing/finishing term.
Pick Your Path to Learning About Desktop Publishing
The path to everything you need to know about desktop publishing. A topical index to this site.
Thick-thin transitions in type...
An old style of font...
A font of the Renaissance...
What you're newspaper is probably printed on...
The visual center is a sweet spot on a page that can become the focal point for a design.
The exclusion zone for brands defines how much space to maintain around a company logo.
Blue pencils are used in some of the graphics arts because the leave marks that don't show up on film, scanners, or during photocopying.
Substrate has many meanings but in the graphic arts, the most common substrate is paper.
Often a tip in is a special set of pages added to a printed book or magazine as a supplement or advertising piece.
CMYK or four color process printing is one of the most common color printing processes but sometimes those four inks aren't enough. Adding a fifth color is appropriate in several specific cases.
FOB as it applies to desktop publishing and graphic design usually refers to shipping and transportation costs for finished print jobs. It is also used in magazine publishing with an entirely different meaning.
Work-and-turn is a method of printing on both sides of a sheet of paper on a commercial press using only set of printing plates.
Work-and-tumble is a method of printing on both sides of a sheet of paper on a commercial press using only set of printing plates.
Sheetwise is a method of printing on one or both sides of a sheet of paper on a commercial press.