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dalryschool's version from 2016-01-12 16:46

National 4 and 5 Administration and IT

 

On this page you will learn the terms relating to Desktop Publishing. Good Luck!

USES OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING

 

Question Answer
Design layout of pageset up areas for text and graphics to be displayed
Use columnsarrange text in columns with large titles or headlines
Import imagesbring in pictures from graphics packages, internet or scanner
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DOCUMENTS PRODUCED USING DESKTOP PUBLISHING

 

Question Answer
Newslettersinformation and up-date sheets eg staff news or company news
Leafletsinformation brochures on eg health and safety rules or office procedures
Postersnotices and adverts for company products and services or forthcoming events
Certificatesawards for eg excellence or participation
Business Cardsvisiting cards for use eg by staff or customers
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ADVANTAGES OF USING DESKTOP PUBLISHING

 

Question Answer
Greater controleasy to arrange and format text
Linkageeasy to bring different files together in the same document
Templatessaves time in designing different documents
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COMMON TEMPLATES

 

Question Answer
Advertisementscompany products or job vacancies
Bannerscongratulations or grand opening
Business Formsorders or invoices
Greetings Cardsthanks or reminders
Signsbusiness hours or no entry
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FUNCTIONS OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING

 

Question Answer
Fonttype size chosen (eg comic sans, arial etc)
Sizehow big/small font is (eg 12, 20 etc)
Marginsspace set at edges of paper (eg 2.5 cm, 3.8 cm etc)
Stylehow text appears (eg bold, italics etc)
Alignmenthow text aligns (eg to left, right or centre)
Copy/Paste/Cuthow text can be repeated elsewhere or deleted
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EVEN MORE FUNCTIONS OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING

 

Question Answer
Graphicpicture added from file, clip art or internet
Bulletsdots or squares to highlight listed points
Numberingfigures or letters to order listed points
Headerinformation shown at top of page (eg report heading)
Footerinformation shown at bottom of page (eg page numbers)
Borderslines or graphics inserted around text
Shadingcolouring, dots, lines inserted within borders
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