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    • Typography Created: Saturday, July 26, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Typography is sometimes seen as encompassing many separate fields. Learn what typography means today.
    • Before You Create a PowerPoint Presentation Created: Saturday, June 04, 2005 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      It's not enough to know how to use all the bells and whistles in PowerPoint. To design effective PowerPoint presentation materials follow three basic rules that have nothing to do with being a PowerPoint power user or not.
    • Acronyms and Abbreviations Created: Monday, December 20, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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 much of this abbrevia...
    • Card Stock Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Thick paper for cards and more. Learn more about its use.
    • What is a Forward Slash Called and How is it Used? Created: Thursday, October 16, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Most commonly referred to as slash or forward slash, its proper name is either solidus and sometimes referred to as virgule depending on use.
    • Business Forms Created: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Businesses and organizations use forms of all kinds. Some are for customers, such as invoices. Some forms are for employees such as job applications and performance reviews. Somebody has to design ...
    • What is the Best Desktop Publishing Software? Created: Friday, October 10, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      There is no single best desktop publishing software. There are, however, specific programs that are better suited for certain tasks than others. Explore these suggestions for the best desktop publi...
    • Learning to Use a Graphics Tablet and Pen Created: Sunday, July 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Tips and advice on making the transition from mouse to pen." itemprop="description">
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    • How To Download Fonts From the Web Created: Monday, October 01, 2001 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Free and shareware fonts are offered for download on this site and many others on the Web. If you've never downloaded a file from the Web before, here's the basic instructions to help you grab all ...
    • Top Easy Ways to Get Color Without a Color Printer Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      When you don't have a color printer you may think that everything you do has to be in black and white. Not so. There are some easy ways to get colorful designs even from a black and white laser pri...
    • Bond Paper Created: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Bond paper - A strong, durable paper especially suitable to electronic printing and use in office machines...
    • Scribus Created: Monday, February 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Probably the premiere free desktop publishing software application, Scribus is open source desktop publishing software for Windows, Mac, Linux, and other platforms. It has the features of the pro p...
    • Never Work Without a Freelance Design Contract Created: Monday, January 26, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Contracts are standard operating procedure for businesses and that includes design businesses whether you're doing basic desktop publishing, graphic design, logo design, or Web design. Contracts ca...
    • Measuring Paper Created: Friday, September 19, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      For starters, do you know the difference between "Letter" size paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and A4 paper? Get a grip on the basics of paper measurements as they apply to desktop publishing."
    • Before You Buy Graphic Design Gifts for Designers and Digital Artists Created: Saturday, December 04, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Software and books are always welcome graphic design gifts but there are other options for creative gift-giving when the recipient is a new or experienced graphic designer or digital artist. Get gr...
    • RGB Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      RGB is a color mode. It works great on the Web and on-screen but it's not the best choice if you're trying to get something printed on a commercial printing press.
    • Text Wrap vs. Word Wrap Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      They sound like they should be the same thing, but they're not.
    • Where is Desktop Publishing Used? Created: Thursday, October 09, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What Kinds of Businesses and Organizations Use Desktop Publishing? Desktop publishing software can be found in both graphic design firms and other types of businesses of all sizes, homes, schools, ...
    • Common Keyboard Symbols Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.
    • Parts of an Envelope Created: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The style of envelope you choose for your desktop publishing projects may be dictated by the type of mailing and whether or not you'll be using automated equipment to insert the envelope contents. ...
    • Pound Symbol (£) Created: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The currency symbol for British Sterling is the pound symbol that looks like a cursive capital L with a horizontal crossbar.
    • How To Learn to Use Desktop Publishing Software Created: Monday, June 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Desktop publishing software doesn't work in the same way as word processing software. It's different from graphics software. From setting up a basic document to complicated arrangements of text and...
    • Digital Proofs Created: Saturday, August 16, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are several types of digital proofing methods including soft digital proofs and hard digital proofs.
    • Set Up New Document in Microsoft Word for Use With Certificate Template Created: Sunday, July 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Before inserting the certificate template, get your page orientation and margins set up.
    • Best Colors for Wedding Invitations Created: Sunday, August 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      You can use any colors you want but if you want to stick with traditional or romantic color choices, try these.
    • Is Mac or PC Better for Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing? Created: Thursday, August 01, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There was a time when Mac was considered the only platform choice for graphic design and professional desktop publishing. Not anymore.
    • How To Type Characters With Circumflex Accent Marks Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How to create letters with diacritical marks, such as the circumflex accent marks. Learn how to type the circumflex accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and in HTML.
    • How To Type Characters With Cedilla Accent Marks Created: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Create diacriticals or accent marks, such as the cedilla accent marks. Learn how to type cedilla accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, or using HTML.
    • Create A Brochure Describing a Place or Organization Created: Friday, August 03, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Using brochure design to enhance learning in the K-12 Classroom is the focus of this lesson plan. Create a brochure about a place or organization that informs, educates, or persuades. The brochure ...
    • Medium Blue Colors Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Medium blue, Dodger Blue, UN Blue, Cornflower, and Royal are some of the shades of blue in the medium range.
    • Measuring Resolution Inch by Inch Created: Friday, September 19, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about SPI, PPI, DPI, and LPI." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • Halftones Created: Thursday, April 01, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Images made up of a series of dots in a specific pattern that simulates the look of a continuous tone image. Another term for halftoning is dithering." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...

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