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  • Elements of Layout
    Layout The Style Sheet Grids Organizing Your Layout Layout Tools Elements of Design Typography Page Tones White Black and Gray Readability Issues Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Elements of Layout L ayout involves a range of techniques The Style Sheet Grids Organizing Your

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  • The Style Sheet
    Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing The Style Sheet T he style sheet is one of the best features of electronic publishing Attributes such as typeface type size and leading can be predefined making the job of formatting your project quick and easy Once styles are defined you can instantly apply different attributes to a single word several paragraphs or an entire publication Defining your style sheet in advance saves you time and effort later The style sheet has many advantages If for example the body text of your newsletter is laid out in Helvetica you can change it to Times Roman with a single mouse click If you hadn t originally tagged the body text as Helvetica you would have to change each text block individually However before you begin defining styles for your publication you should do the following Specify the page dimensions Assign the number of pages Set the width of the margins In PageMaker this is done through the Document Set up window First open the File pull down menu and select New which will open Document Set up Set your document parameters Having completed this task you re ready to define styles for your publication In PageMaker 6 5 Define Styles is located on the Type pull down menu For the 1997 Freestone we made our typeface and point size selections for headlines captions bylines body text and photo credits at the outset Click on the icon below to see the styles we selected Styles 232K NOT BROUGHT OVER MUST FIX BEFORE PUBLISHING I strongly recommend that you first spend time learning how to define styles in your publishing program and then decide how you want your publication to look What typeface and point size

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  • Grids: Organizing Your Layout
    and Design Purpose and Audience Organizing Information Getting Their Attention Balance Alignment Repetition Emphasis Proximity Elements of Layout The Style Sheet Grids Organizing Your Layout Columns Headlines Kickers Decks Subheads Layout Tools Elements of Design Typography Page Tones White Black and Gray Readability Issues Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Grids Organizing Your Layout N on printing vertical and horizontal blue lines form a grid on the electronic page creating an underlying structure for your layout PageMaker s Master Page feature found on the Window pull down menu makes the creation of a grid incredibly easy Margins and columns form the base of the grid but you can intersect an unlimited number of vertical and horizontal blue lines across the columns to align headings text rules and graphics with precision To drag and drop a blue line just click on the ruler surrounding the page Use the grid to organize the elements of your layout and unify the appearance of your publication Previous Continue Introduction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing

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  • Layout Tools
    Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Layout Tools T here are a variety of organizational tools that you should use to improve the look and readability of your publication For instance use sidebars when you need to fit several short unrelated articles on the same page

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  • Elements of Design
    Sheet Grids Organizing Your Layout Layout Tools Elements of Design Typography Page Tones White Black and Gray Readability Issues Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Elements of Design T o learn more about creating typographical effects choose any item listed below Typography Page Tones

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  • Typography
    Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Typography T ypography refers to the reproduction of letters on the page You re probably familiar with a few different typefaces such as Times Roman or Courier but now you need to learn how to combine them You don t have to use type styles from ten different families to make a professional looking publication but combining a few different typefaces improves contrast There are only a few guidelines to keep in mind First don t mix similar typefaces together The whole purpose of combining them is to create contrast so don t mix typefaces that are only slightly different To make the right choices you need to understand how typefaces are constructed so we ll cover some terminology first There are two major categories serif and sans serif Serifs resemble pen strokes and extend from the ends of letterforms Look at the lines extending at both ends of the letter a and the top of the letter g These are called serifs so this is a serif

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  • Page Tones: White, Black, and Gray
    Organizing Your Layout Layout Tools Elements of Design Typography Page Tones White Black and Gray White Space Rules Borders Boxes Screens Layering Photographs Readability Issues Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Page Tones White Black and Gray U nless a publication is in color white black and gray are the only tones on the page Blank areas comprise the white space graphics the black and text the gray The goal is to balance these tones on every page For instance too much white space can make it hard for readers to follow the flow of a document and if you clutter the page with too many graphics rules and subheads it will appear dark and busy while the graying effect of a text heavy page will discourage even the most interested readers Though each tone is equally important they only have meaning only in relation to each other White space is only useful if it s contrasted against the black or gray tones Black tones only provide contrast if there is blank space and

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  • Readability Issues
    Gray Readability Issues The Physiology of Reading Typography and Readability Uppercase vs Lowercase Text Alignment Column Width Avoid Orphans and Widows Going to Print Halftones Creating Halftones Your Options Scanning Scan Resolution Pre print Options Other Questions Your Printer Will Ask Bibliography Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Desktop Publishing Readability Issues R eadability refers to how efficiently a reader s eyes follow the flow of the

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