Desktop Publishing Vocabulary Terms

Can you name the Desktop Publishing Vocabulary Terms?

DefinitionDTP Term
Lines that indicate the space between the edge of the page and the document contents
Lines that control the flow of text within columns and keep text out of the gutter (space between columns)
Used to align objects
DTP tool used to ensure consistent placement of logos, graphics, and other objects throughout multiple documents, such as a print media kit.
A standard pre-formatted layout which may contain a color scheme, font scheme, pictures, and preset margins
Includes items and formats common to every page; used to maintain layout consistency
An example of how the final document should appear (also called mockup)
Illustrations and photographs used to convey meaning and add appeal
Circle or bubble enclosing copy in an illustration; often used in cartoons
A print effect in which layout, type, or pictures appear to run off the edge of a page
Also called a call-out, label used to identify parts of an illustration; can be in the form of a text box or a balloon
An enlarged character at the beginning of a paragraph; used to grab the reader’s attention
Running text at the top and/or bottom of a document
Line at the end of a continuing article that tells readers which page to refer to for the rest of the article
DefinitionDTP Term
A small section of text “pulled out and quoted” in a larger font size; used to draw attention
Lines around articles or graphics used to direct the flow of a publication and organize its content
A smaller self-contained story inside a larger one which may or may not be related, usually boxed with its own headline and set off from the main text
Container for text that can be placed and formatted randomly
A semitransparent image in the background of printed material; may be text or object
A symbol, such as a wingding, that indicates the end of an article
Dark background and light text; used for emphasis
Banner on the front of a document that identifies the publication and usually includes the name of the publication, a logo, and a motto
Contains name publisher and includes staff names and other related information; usually appears on page 2 of the document
Words positioned above a headline, usually as a lead-in or teaser
Name of author or contributor of photo or article, usually placed just below the headline or photo or at the end of the article
Placed between a headline and an article to provide a segue between the headline and the body of the article
List of contents of a publication

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