Desktop Publishing Vocabulary Terms Quiz Stats

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Definition DTP Term % Correct
Illustrations and photographs used to convey meaning and add appealArt
53.9%
A print effect in which layout, type, or pictures appear to run off the edge of a pageBleed
51.7%
Lines that indicate the space between the edge of the page and the document contentsMargin guide
49.4%
Lines around articles or graphics used to direct the flow of a publication and organize its contentRule
49.4%
Container for text that can be placed and formatted randomlyTextbox
43.8%
Circle or bubble enclosing copy in an illustration; often used in cartoonsBalloon
42.7%
A semitransparent image in the background of printed material; may be text or objectWatermark
42.7%
DTP tool used to ensure consistent placement of logos, graphics, and other objects throughout multiple documents, such as a print media kit.Grid
40.4%
An enlarged character at the beginning of a paragraph; used to grab the reader’s attentionDrop cap
40.4%
Line at the end of a continuing article that tells readers which page to refer to for the rest of the articleJumpline
39.3%
A standard pre-formatted layout which may contain a color scheme, font scheme, pictures, and preset marginsTemplate
38.2%
Also called a call-out, label used to identify parts of an illustration; can be in the form of a text box or a balloonCaption
38.2%
Includes items and formats common to every page; used to maintain layout consistencyMaster Page
34.8%
A small section of text “pulled out and quoted” in a larger font size; used to draw attentionPull quote
34.8%
Definition DTP Term % Correct
Lines that control the flow of text within columns and keep text out of the gutter (space between columns)Column guide
33.7%
List of contents of a publicationTable of contents
32.6%
Placed between a headline and an article to provide a segue between the headline and the body of the articleDeck
31.5%
Words positioned above a headline, usually as a lead-in or teaserKicker
30.3%
An example of how the final document should appear (also called mockup) Prototype
29.2%
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 textSidebar
29.2%
Dark background and light text; used for emphasisReverse text
28.1%
Name of author or contributor of photo or article, usually placed just below the headline or photo or at the end of the articleByline
28.1%
Used to align objectsRuler guide
27%
Running text at the top and/or bottom of a documentRunning headers
27%
Contains name publisher and includes staff names and other related information; usually appears on page 2 of the documentMasthead
24.7%
A symbol, such as a wingding, that indicates the end of an articleEnd sign
23.6%
Banner on the front of a document that identifies the publication and usually includes the name of the publication, a logo, and a mottoNameplate
19.1%

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