Graphic Communication DTP

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Name 3 benefits of DTP
Much faster, more accurate and can be electronically shared
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What is a 'Serif font'?
A formal and serious font. (used in newspapers)
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What is a 'Sans Serif font'?
A less formal, decorative font. (Comic SANS)
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What is the 'Body type' or 'Body Copy'?
The main body of text in a document.
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Name 5 types of text uses in a document.
Heading, Title, Sub-heading, Header, Footer
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What is a 'Caption' and a 'Pull-Quote'?
Captions explain a photo or graphic. Pull-Quotes draw the reader into an article.
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What is Kerning?
The spacing between certain character combinations in a piece of text to make it easier to read. (eg fi )
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What are bullet points used for?
Visual aids, excellent for lists
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What is a Leading?
The distance between lines of text vertically. (you make it larger to make your essays look longer ;) )
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What is Tracking?
The consistent spacing between all characters in a text. This can be increased or decreased to make a block of text appear more or less dense
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What is an indent?
A small gap before the start of a new line and sentence indicating a new paragraph.
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What is a Drop Capital?
The first letter of a new paragraph which is in a larger font than the rest of the text. (old scriptures have highly decorated Drop capitals)
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What is Text alignment?
The side to which the text always touches at the start of each line. (this text is centre aligned as it always sits in the middle)
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What is Justified Text?
When the lines of a paragraph are cut so that they are all similar lengths.
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What is Text Wrapping?
When text flows around an image or graphic on a document.
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What is a Hanging indent?
When a Drop Capital is used, but the rest of the text is indented from it.
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A formal and serious font. (used in newspapers)

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What is a 'Serif font'?

Card 3

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A less formal, decorative font. (Comic SANS)

Back

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Card 4

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The main body of text in a document.

Back

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Card 5

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Heading, Title, Sub-heading, Header, Footer

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