Desktop Publishing One Word, Phrase, or Concept at a Time
Learn desktop publishing word by word. More than a list of words and definitions - these are mini-lessons in desktop publishing. Explore definitions, illustrations, and overviews of a variety of graphic design, typography, prepress, and printing terms and techniques by subject and alphabetically. Try some quizzes and games that test your knowledge of desktop publishing terminology.
# | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | (Q) X Y Z | Signage Glossary (offsite)
- 1. Just Graphics (50)
- 2. Just Layout & Design (113)
- 3. Just Prepress (29)
- 4. Just Printing & Finish (112)
- 5. Just Software (103)
- 6. Just Type & Fonts (152)
- 7. Just Business (27)
- 8. Just Paper (106)
- #Numbers (19)
- A (41)
- B (52)
- C (75)
- D (38)
- E (25)
- F (22)
- G (21)
- H (18)
- I (20)
- J (7)
- K (7)
- L (28)
- M (21)
- N (9)
- O (17)
- P (45)
- Q, X Y Z (17)
- R (25)
- S (39)
- T (46)
- U (5)
- V (10)
- W (13)
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.
Instead of a hyphen in some instances...
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