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Free Birth Announcements Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your birth announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins.

Free Girl Birth or Adoption Announcement Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your girl birth or adoption announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins. Page 2.

Free Boy Birth or Adoption Announcement Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your boy birth or adoption announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins. Page 3.

Free Twin Girls Birth or Adoption Announcement Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your twin girls birth or adoption announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins. Page 4.

Free Twin Boys Birth or Adoption Announcement Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your twin boys birth or adoption announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins. Page 5.

Free Twins - Boy and Girl - Birth or Adoption Announcement Templates With Notes on a Cork Board
Post your brother and sister twins birth or adoption announcement on the bulletin board with these candy wrapper and card templates featuring a cork background, Post-it style notes and push pins. Page 6.

Using Windows Character Map Advanced Features
Windows Character Map is useful for copying some characters in a font into word processing, graphics, or desktop publishing software. But it's also useful for finding characters you may normally overlook. Also learn ways to find characters faster.

Punctuation in Windows Character Map
Does your font have the Sound Recording Copyright Symbol or an Interrobang? Use the Unicode Subrange view to find out. Page 10.

Technical and Math Symbols in Windows Character Map
Math is more than numbers. Discover all the symbols used in math that your font contains. Page 11.

Private Use Characters in Windows Character Map
The Apple logo is found in the Private Use area of some fonts. Put your own creations there as well. Page 12.

Select and Copy Characters in Windows Character Map
Select and copy works the same in Advanced View. Page 2.

Viewing Character Sets in Windows Character Map
You can view different character sets for various languages. Page 3.

Go to Unicode Search in Windows Character Map
If you know the Unicode for a character, go directly to it. Page 4.

Search by Name in Windows Character Map
If you know the name of a character, even just part of the name, search for it with the search field instead of your eyes. Page 5.

Group by Categories in Windows Character Map
Group by lets you look at sub-sets of a Character Set. Page 6.

Group by Unicode Subrange in Windows Character Map
Unicode Subrange is a nice way to see what characters a font contains without getting lost scrolling through the full character set. Page 7.

Drawing and Dingbat Characters Viewed in Windows Character Map
Your font doesn't have to be a dingbat to have some useful dingbats. Page 8.

Currency and Numbers in Windows Character Map
What fractions are in your font? Find out with Unicode Subrange views. Page 9.

Graduation Announcement - Adobe InDesign Template
This template is the layout and fonts used for my daughter's college graduation in 2012. Free to you.

Page Layout for a Set of Instructions
Get some tips and simple guidelines for how to arrange text and illustrations for step-by-step instructional material including instruction sheets, booklets, and posters.

Free 1.55 oz Candy Bar Wrappers in Serif PagePlus Format
These Serif PagePlus templates for candy wrappers are sized for a 1.55 oz Hershey's bar.

Say Happy Mother's Day With the Free Font Sofia
Create a special message for mom on Mother's Day with these free fonts.

Say Happy Mother's Day With the Free Font Deftone Stylus
Mother's of a certain age will feel right at home with this free font. Page 2.

Say Happy Mother's Day With the Free Fonts Lobster Two and Ribbon
Give mom the gift of some time to relax. Use these free fonts to offer a coupon for a day or two off from housework. Page 3.

Say Happy Mother's Day With the Free Font Rose-Water and Drop Type
If you can't send mom flowers, say something flowery with these fonts. Page 4.

Congratulations Candy Wrapper Template - 1.55 oz - PagePlus Format
The crowd is cheering for you in this blue candy wrapper that shouts Congratulations. Page 2.

Happy Birthday Balloons Candy Bar Wrapper - 1.55 oz - PagePlus Format
Release a colorful bunch of balloons with this candy bar wrapper that proclaims Happy Birthday. Page 3.

Happy Birthday Cupcake Candy Wrapper - 1.55 oz - PagePlus Format
Wrap a chocolate candy bar in a chocolate cupcake to say a tasty Happy Birthday. Page 4.

Blank Candy Wrapper Templates for Serif PagePlus
Start with a blank template that includes guidelines and instructions to aid in placement and printing. Add your own text and images to create candy wrappers.

Designing With Black Ink
Not all black is created equal. Discover how to create rich blacks for CMYK printing and where to use them.

Using QR Codes In Your Page Layout
There's a lot of information about what a QR code is and how to use it but now get some advice on how to incorporate that code into your print pieces.

Designing Catalogs, Menus, and Price Lists
Businesses use catalogs, menus, and price lists to list and describe their full product lines. It's repeat business for a designer.

Marketing Materials and the Role of Desktop Publishing in Their Design
Designers often find a niche in the area of creating marketing materials by designing ads or publishing a marketing newsletter for small businesses however there are a wide range of documents included in this category.

Annual Reports as a Niche Topic of Desktop Publishing
Find out what you need to know about designing annual reports, a special type of financial document created by companies and organizations to summarize their operations and financial standing the previous year.

Working on Retainer as a Graphic Designer
Both designer and client can benefit from a retainer. But a contract is still crucial.

What Does Format Mean in Desktop Publishing?
The organization of (or act of organizing) a hard drive, a digital file, a document... Explore the varied meanings of format as used in graphic design and desktop publishing.

Nittles - What They Are and How They Are Used
Comical cussing is one way of looking at nittles.

What is a Leading Zero (It's Not Zero Leading)
A leading zero is a zero that leads a string of other numbers. But there's a little bit more to it than that. Explore leading zeroes in design and publishing.

Local Printer - What It Is and How It Applies to Desktop Publishing
A local printer is usually connected directly to just a single computer.

Tittle - What It Is and How To Use It
The dot on i and j. Desktop Publishing.

Crowdsourcing as it applies to Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
When you get a group of people to submit work on spec, that's crowdsourcing.

Widow - A Typographic Term
A dangling word or phrase separated from the rest of its paragraph is a widow (or an orphan).

Orphan - A Typographic Term
A dangling word or phrase or start of a paragraph separated from the rest of its paragraph is an orphan (or a widow).

Carbon Paper and Its Connection to Desktop Publishing
Paper for duplicates largely displaced by photocopies and desktop printing.

How to Typeset Material With Block Style Formatting
Block style is common for business letters and memos but has other uses too.

Print Your Certificate of Recognition From Microsoft Word 2010
Preview your certificate then pick a pretty paper to print it on.

1912 Art Nouveau Olympics Poster
This was the first official poster of the Olympic games. Learn more about this art nouveau style poster.

1932 Olympics Poster - Print of a Clay Sculpture Gives Texture
A sculptor crafted the poster for 1932 games in Los Angeles giving the image visual depth and texture.

Are Initial Caps The Same As Drop Caps?
The first or initial letter in a paragraph, enhanced to draw attention to the text is called an initial cap, or more commonly a dropped cap. But it's not just a dropped (or drop) cap. Here's why.

Defining and Using Raised Caps
A bigger letter that rises up above the text (not dropped into it) is the adjacent caps style of initial caps.

Repetition as Used in Desktop Publshing
Repeat a font style, a color, a placement again and again and again and again.

Balldrop v. 1 is a Free Decorative Typeface in AI or EPS formats
Not a digital font, this experiment in type design is available in AI or EPS formats. Use for drop caps, monograms, and similar uses.

Corporate Colors - What Are They?
The colors of business... Desktop Publishing.

What is Freelance as Used in Desktop Publishing
Working on your own... Desktop Publishing.

What Does In-House Mean in Desktop Publishing?
Do-it-yourself for businesses, that is, companies that have their own staff working on things (such as graphic design and desktop publishing) rather than hiring an outside firm.

Signposting as Used in Page Layout and Design
Something to get your attention...

Papers for Printing Your DIY Certificates
I'll show you what kinds of papers and what colors work best for your award certificates, especially if you want an elegant or traditional look.

QR Code as Used in Desktop Publishing
A type of 2D code that can be ugly or can be beautifully integrated in the things you design.

Use Rules to Separate or Organize Page Elements or Sections
Try out some of these ways to use rules to separate portions of a page. Page 2.

Use rules with restraint and appropriately in page layout
Don't overdo the use of lines. Desktop Publishing. Page 3.

Create Attractive Lines or Rules
A solid line is OK but rules can be more decorative. Page 4.

Rule Tips and How-Tos
Know how to create rules for use in page layout. Page 5.

Examples of Styles of Rules or Lines Used in Page Layout
In graphic design a rule is another name for a line. A designer uses graphic rules as decorative elements and as functional parts of the layout to separate, offset, or anchor areas of the page.

4 Categories of Free Dinosaur Fonts
Download some free fonts with a dinosaur theme. Some are dinosaur clip art, others are dinosaurs that spell out letters. More fun dinosaur-themed fonts.

Shape and Orientation of QR Codes
QR codes are meant to be scanned upright but that doesn't mean you have to print them that way. Page 6.

Color and Contrast in QR Codes
You can go beyond black and white but contrast is important for any color of QR code. Page 3.

Additions and Deletions to QR Codes
Take out a little code and replace it with something else to make a more interesting QR Code. Page 5.

Edges and Texture in QR Codes
Take the edge off the basic QR code and make it smoother or rougher. Page 4.

What Can You Do With a QR Code?
You can certainly make QR codes more attractive but there are limits. Discover them.

QR Code Error Correction and Versions
You can use error correction and versions to alter the appearance of your QR code and to help maintain readability when you start making a lot of changes to the code. Page 2.

Use Initial Caps In Your Page Layout
Improve the appearance of your initial caps with these tips and guidelines for adjacent caps, raised caps, and drop or dropped caps.

Free Dinosaur Dingbats
It's dinosaur clip art in a font. Download some of these dinosaur dingbat fonts to use in your print and Web projects. Make coloring pages for kids. Color them yourself for use in your projects. Page 2.

Dinosaur Letterbats - Free Dinosaur-Shaped Letters
Dinosaurs twist themselves into the shapes of letters in these dinosaur fonts. Page 3.

Dinosaur Dinglets - Letters with Dinosaur Pictures
Each letter is accompanied by a dinosaur picture in these free dinosaur fonts. Page 4.

Dinosaur Text Fonts
Use these fonts for the text in your dinosaur-themed print and Web projects. Page 5.

Bullets and Bullet Lists in Page Layout
Bullet lists are great for organizing information. Learn some tips and tricks for better bullet lists.

Use Bullets to Draw Attention to Text
You can use simple bullets or dingbats outside of lists to draw attention to specific text. Page 6.

Use the Right Bullet in a Bullet List
Round bullets are common but not necessarily boring. Be careful about getting to elaborate with your bullet lists. Page 3.

Avoid Default Bullet Spacing
Keep bullets and text close (but not too close). Page 4.

Create the Basic Bullet
Create the basic bullet without dingbat fonts. Just use the right Windows, Mac, or HTML code. Page 2.

Space Your Items in a Bullet List
You need breathing room between the bullet items, sometimes. Page 5.

What is the Actual Size of a Mini Business Card?
About half the size of a standard business card is the squishy answer. There are several dimensions for mini business cards. Find out in inches how big these little cards can be.

What is Inchie, Twinchie, and Rinchie?
These terms from the world of crafting refer to little bits of paper, fabric, or other materials.

What is the Berliner format?
It might be broadsheet or tabloid in its journalism style, but not its size. It falls somewhere in between.

What Does a Keyliner Do?
These days a keyliner is a production artist responsible for page layout and prepress — desktop publishing.

What to Put in a QR Code - The Content
There are many ways to use a QR code and best practices for how to encode the action triggered by scanning the QR code.

Reader Question: How to Format Book Titles
It's a matter of style. Italics, quotation marks, and underlining all have their place when formatting book titles. Find out when you should use each one.

Desktop Publishing Software Tutorials
Learn how to do desktop publishing while learning to use desktop publishing software —also known as page layout software. Learn the basics, create a full project while exploring the program, watch a video, pick up useful tips and tricks.

QuarkXPress Tutorials | Prepress and Printing Tutorials for QuarkXPress
Get your QuarkXPress files ready for printing with these tutorials. Create PostScript files, trap your files.

QuarkXPress Tutorials | Tables and Indexes Tutorials for QuarkXPress
Work with indexes and create tables more efficiently in QuarkXPress with these tutorials.

QuarkXPress Tutorials | Web Publishing and HTML Tutorials for QuarkXPress
Learn how to prepare QuarkXPress files for the Web. Convert QuarkXPress documents to HTML.

Adobe FrameMaker Tutorials and Tips
Find expert tips and tricks and tutorials for working with Adobe FrameMaker.

Adobe InDesign Plug-ins
These companies offer software plug-ins and add-ons that expand the capabilities of Adobe InDesign software.

Memory and Storage Devices for Desktop Publishing - Choosing Computer Hardware
How much memory do you need? How big of a hard drive is big enough for doing desktop publishing? Should you get a ZIP drive?

Printer Drivers - Downloads and Installation Instructions for Printer Drivers for Epson HP Lexmark Canon Brother and other Printers
Control how your documents print by using the correct printer drivers for your output device. Learn about what a printer driver is, how it works, and find out where to download and install the ones you need whether you need them for Epson, HP, Lexmark, Canon, Brother, or other brands of printers.

Color Management Systems - Software and Hardware for Managing Colours
These are the tools you need for calibration and profiling of your scanner, monitor, printer, digital camera, or other display, source, or destination devices. Learn how to get the most accurate color from your system.

ICC Profiles for Color Management for Monitors and Printers
ICC profiles provide a way to insure consistent color. These files are specific to each device on your system and contain information about how that device produces color. Get a profile for your monitor, printer, scanner, digital camera or other equipment.

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Using Adobe Photoshop in Desktop Publishing
Photoshop is one of the premiere graphics software packages used in conjunction with desktop publishing projects. Learn how to get the most out of Adobe Photoshop as a standalone tool and when used with other desktop publishing software programs.

Targets and Test Images for Calibration of Monitors, Printers, Scanners, and Digital Cameras
Whether visually or with color management software, target images provide a range of color and grayscale for calibrating monitors, printers, scanners, and digital cameras. Find free and commercial scanner targets and other test images.

Corel Photo-Paint Tutorials - Using Photo-Paint in Desktop Publishing
While Photoshop may be better known, Corel Photo-Paint is still a powerful image creation and image editing software program used in conjunction with desktop publishing software. Learn how to get the most out of Photo-Paint.

William Caslon Type Design
One of this English type designer's highly legible designs were used to print the United States Declaration of Independence.

Giambattista Bodoni Type Design
Profiles and biographies of Giambattista Bodoni. His typefaces were published posthumously in the two-volume Manuale Tipografico.

Claude Garamond Type Design
Profiles and typographic contributions of Claude Garamond. Many of the Garamond faces today are not based on his work, but that of a contemporary.

Jan Tschichold Type Design
An early advocate of sans serif typefaces and assymmetrical design. His classical typeface, Sabon, was commissioned by Monotype, Linotype, and Stempel and remains popular today.

Free Clip Art Pictures of People
Print-suitable collections of free clip art images depicting people. Pictures show adults, children, business people, and families in a variety of situations including business and recreational activities and children in school or playing.

Microsoft PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds for Purchase - Professional PowerPoint Presentations
Purchase professional designed PowerPoint templates individually or on CD. Some collections are offered in themes or can be customized for your company. Some vendors also offer free samples.

Free Clip Art Pictures of Business and Symbols
Locate free print-suitable clip art pictures related to business and specific professions such as the law. Symbols and icons including disability and recycling symbols. Pictures of office scenes or business office equipment.

Free PostScript Fonts for Download
Free TrueType fonts are plentiful on this site and on the Web. However free Type 1 PostScript fonts are harder to locate. These sites feature those elusive PostScript fonts.

Gestalt Principles of Perception in Design | Gestalt and the Principles of Graphic Design


Logos and Trademarks Usage Guidelines
Brand usage guidelines and downloads of company logos direct from their Web sites.

Type and Font Copyright Issues
Copyright issues facing designers and users of digital type.

Hire a Desktop Publisher
When you don't want to do it yourself, find out what to look for and what to ask when hiring and working with a professional desktop publisher or graphic designer.

Arabic Japanese Cyrillic Central and Eastern European Hebrew Greek Fonts - Non-Latin Fonts
When you need to say it in something other than English, French, or Spanish, find a font with a character set other than ABC. Here's where to find fonts for character sets other than Latin-1 or Western European languages including Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, Central & Eastern European, Hebrew, and Greek.

Adobe FrameMaker Templates - Download Free Adobe FrameMaker Templates
Find a selection of free Adobe FrameMaker templates for business cards, labels, cd inserts, newsletters, books, and more.

Free Macromedia Freehand Templates - Desktop Publishing Macromedia Freehand Templates
Find and download free Macromedia Freehand templates for business cards, brochures, labels, and more.

Free QuarkXPress Templates - Download Free QuarkXPress Templates for Desktop Publishing
Look for QuarkXPress templates for to create newsletters, business cards, brochures, and other documents.

Computer-to-Plate for Desktop Publishing - Electronic Prepress and CTP Concerns for Designers
In the Computer-to-Plate or CTP process the image of the page from a digital file is recorded directly from the file to the printing plate instead of creating film and making the plate from the film.

Famous Type Designers and Printers Contributions to Typography
Profiles of famous type designers, printers, and publishers and their best-known contributions to typography.

Web Color | Web Page Color Usage and Color Lookup Tables | CLUT
Understand and use color effectively on the Web. Learn how to select browser safe color palettes, non-dithering palettes, and choose readable color combinations. Download Color Lookup Tables (CLUT) in a variety of formats.

What the PDF format is and how to use it - PDF Basics
Overview of PDF and ways it can be used.

Free Graphics and Design Courses - Software Hardware and Design Courses
Learn about software, hardware, and graphics and design topics from About Guides.

Moire or Moiré - What It Is and How to Remove Moire Patterns | Scanning Photos from Books and Magazines
Explore ways to remove moire patterns and get better looking image scanning results when scanning photos from books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed materials. Learn to eliminate moir interference patterns in image scanning.

Golden Rectangle in Graphic Design - Golden Ratio Phi and Other Mathematical Measures in Page Layout and Design
Found in nature as well as the work of man, the golden rectangle or golden section is a visually pleasing geometric shape with specific proportions. Explore the mathematics and the art of the Golden Proportions and the Golden Rectangle, especially as it applies to paper sizes, page layout, and graphic design.

Design Organizations and Clubs for Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
Find everything from local computer user groups to international associations for those in most every area of graphic design or printing. These groups offer member benefits including networking opportunities, educational resources, workshops, scholarships, newsletters, and much more.

Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design Blogs
Get news and find commentary, musings, and useful Web sites by visiting some of the many blogs devoted to graphics and design topics. This selection represents some of the very best.

What is Blind Embossing in Printing and Desktop Publishing
Blind embossing - An embossed image without ink or foil that is the same color as the paper...

Definition of Slab Serif Type
Definition of slab serif and examples of slab serifs and related font styles.

C Folds (What They Are and How To Use Them)
See what a C fold looks like, find out how to size panels and place guides for a tri-fold brochure, and learn the other names this paper folding style goes by.

Style Guide - Defining Style Guide as Used in Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
How you cross your t's, dot your i's, and maybe even the font you use...

Typeface Anatomy Basics - Explore Parts of Letters
Get familiar with tails, ears, counters, bowls, finials, serifs, and other letter parts to help identify fonts.

Definition of Old Style as It Applies to Fonts
What the Old Style letterform is and what it means to typography and desktop publishing.

Descender - Type Anatomy Glossary Definition
Find out what letter parts are classified as descenders.

Why You Get Bleed-through With Some Paper
Bleed-through - When paper is too thin or the ink applied too heavily the color comes through to the other side...

Prepress (What It Is and How To Do It)
Discover where in the desktop publishing process prepress fits in as well as what is involved in the prepress stage.

What Overprint is in Desktop Publishing
Printing layers of ink... Desktop Publishing.

Here's an Accordian Fold with an Illustration
Zig-zag folds with 6 or more panels and two or more parallel folds are called accordian folds and they are one way to fold brochures and business letters.

What is Body Copy in Typography and Desktop Publishing?
Body is the main text found in publications we read. Learn how it fits with other page elements and how to choose fonts specifically for this body text.

What Are Harmonizing Colors?
A colorful three part harmony, harmonizing colors have a specific placement on the color wheel, with a bit of wiggle room.

What Trim Size Means in Desktop Publishing
Trim size is not the same as cut size although they both refer to sizes of paper after cutting.

What is QXP file extension?
QuarkXPress file... Desktop Publishing.

Printing On and Off the Web - Sheetfed vs. Web Press
Both sheetfed and Web presses are used for some types of commerical printing.

Web Press (What It Is and How It Is Used)
Learn how web presses work and the role of the web press in commercial printing.

X-Height as Used in Typography and Desktop Publishing
Distance between the baseline of a line of type and tops of the main body of lower case letters...

Defining and Using Offset Lithography Printing
Learn how offset lithography printing works and common uses of offset printing or lithographic printing with respect to desktop publishing and commercial printing.

Tag Paper And How It Is Used
Paper for hanging tags... Desktop Publishing.

What is index paper?
Not paper for an index... Desktop Publishing.

Wrap Text Around a Graphic in Microsoft Publisher 98
A simple how-to on wrapping text around a graphic in MS Publisher.

Is There Such a Thing as a Perfect Page Layout?
For new designers, or when you just need to 'get it done' these basic page layout rules or guidelines can help you quickly put together an attractive publication - the closest thing to a perfect page.

The Big Book of Font Combinations eBook - Review of The Big Book of Font Combinations
From bonFX and Douglas Bonneville we have The Big Book of Font Combinations. It's a workbook for designers (or anyone) who uses fonts. Browse through and study hundreds of font combinations to discover what works well together for your intended use.

Ivory Color Meanings - How to Use Shades of Ivory
Ivory is a soft neutral color that isn't quite white and has some of the earthiness of light browns. Ivory represents quiet, pleasantness with a touch of luster. Explore ivory color meanings and what colors go with ivory.

True Bold Type vs Fake or Software Bold Type
Learn why it makes a difference whether or not you use bold or heavy weight typefaces versus just clicking the bold button in your software. Page 2.

Don't Do Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is able to create complex layouts for brochures or newsletters that print great to your desktop printer but it is not a true desktop publishing program. More significantly, Microsoft Word is not designed for creating digital files for commercial printing.

Do Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word
While Microsoft Word is still first and foremost a word processor, it is frequently used to create publications normally created by page layout programs. For some users, it may be the only desktop publishing tool they need. Designers may cringe at the thought of designing in a word processor, but within reason it is possible.

Desktop Postage - Stamps from Your Computer
Tired of licking stamps? No room for a postage meter? Along with desktop printing and desktop publishing you could add desktop postage to our vocabularies. New technology allows you to print postage directly onto envelopes with your personal computer and printer.

Using Bold Type in Desktop Publishing | Typestyle Tutorial
How and when to use bold type in your documents. Examples of Typeface weights and tips on using bold type for emphasis and how not to overdo the use of boldface. Discover the difference between true bold type and the fake bold type created by some software.

Italics | Setting Type in Italics Type
Right-slanting or tilted typefaces are known as italics. Learn to use italics type correctly. Discover why true italics or better than the fake italics created by some software.

True Italics vs Fake Italics - Why Not to Fake It
What difference does it make whether I use true italics or not? Find out. Page 2.

Styles of Initial Caps or Drop Caps
Basics, adjusting alignment, and other tips for initial capitals or drop caps.

Having Fun with Initial Caps - Drop Caps in Desktop Publishing and Page Layout
Basics, adjusting alignment, and other tips for initial caps or drop caps. Page 2.

Zoom Magnify View in Desktop Publishing Software | Use Zoom Tool
Learn how to use the zoom function of your desktop publishing application. Zoom in or out and change the view to see the big picture or to get in close.

Is a PostScript Printer Required for Desktop Publishing
Do you need a PostScript printer to do desktop publishing? Explore what PostScript is, how it works, and how PostScript printers are used in desktop publishing.

PostScript Printer - Don't Have One? What To Do. (page 2 of 2)
Page 2 of 2. Alternatives to having a PostScript Printer for desktop publishing.

Setting Default Preferences in Page Layout Software
Default settings are timesavers. Unfortunately, if the default settings don't fit the way you work, you may find yourself repeatedly customizing each document individually before you can get started. It's time to reset your defaults.

Quark Software Reviews Previews Overviews Quark Software
QuarkXPress is one of the premiere desktop publishing products for freelance designers and businesses. Additionally, Quark offers other high-end publishing solutions for content management, collaborative workflows, and editorial workflows. Find out what each of these Quark software products offers as well as first looks at new versions of QuarkXPress.

Set and Use Margin Column Ruler Guides in Desktop Publishing Software
Learn how to use the guide Option of your desktop publishing application. Set margin guides, column guides, and ruler guides to allow you to align text and graphics precisely.

Learn How to Use Desktop Publishing Software
Learn how to use your desktop publishing software to save time, money, and frustration.

Ways to Go About Learning How to Use Software
Learn how to use your desktop publishing software to save time, money, and frustration. Manuals, books, classes, and online tutorials are some avenues for learning how to use software. Page 2.

Sending Desktop Publishing Files to Your Service Bureau for Commercial Printing
When you send a digital file out for film or printing there's more that needs to go along than just your PageMaker or QuarkXPress document. You may need to send fonts and graphics too. Requirements differ from one printer to another but here's the basics you need to know in order to give your service bureau (SB) or printer what they need to process your job.

Delivering Non-Digital Items and Desktop Publishing Files to Your Service Bureau for Commercial Printing
To ensure that what they print looks like what you intended supply a laser-printed copy of your file. This can help technicians see immediately if there are obvious font differences, missing graphics, or changes in layout. Other items that you'll want to include are additional artwork, font lists, and any special instructions not previously conveyed to your printer. Page 2.

Mug Shots in Newsletters - Five Ways to Use Mugs Shots More Creatively in Newsletter Design
Chances are if you do newsletter design for a club, business, or other organization you do or will someday use photographs, especially mug shots - head shots of people. Photos are great in newsletter design. A good photograph can greatly enhance a publication. But what do you do if the mug shots and photographs you have to work with are a mixed bag of fuzzy faces and boring buildings?

OCR Software Tips for Better Results
OCR (Optical Charactor Recognition) is the process of turning a picture of words (such as a scan of a typed letter) into an editable document that you can open and use in your desktop publishing software, word processor, or other text editor.

Plain Text Files | Using ASCII ANSI Plain Text for Desktop Publishing
What is plain text? Learn what makes it so plain and when and how to use plain or ASCII text files in desktop publishing.

Postcard Newsletters | Use and Design Tips
Discover why and how to use postcard newsletters including as a marketing tool for a business. Postcard newsletters have many advantages over traditional newsletters for marketing a business and communicating with clients.

LPI Lines per Inch - Measuring Halftone Resolution
Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about LPI or lines per inch.

PPI Pixels per Inch - Measuring Display Resolution
Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about PPI or pixels per inch.

SPI Samples per Inch - Measuring Image Resolution
Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about SPI or samples per inch.

Getting Comfortable with Using Metric | Desktop Publishing Expercises
When metric isn't your measurement of choice, try some of these day-to-day activities to become accustomed to working in metric measurements when doing desktop publishing. Page 2.

Measurement Systems for Desktop Publishing
If you've done desktop publishing for any length of time or if you come from a traditional printing or graphic arts field then you already know that DTP involves many different types of measurement systems. The inch and millimeter are only two of several possible units of measure.

Metric System for Desktop Publishers and Other Non-Metric Users
It's inevitable that those of us still clinging stubbornly to our inches and yards will eventually have to work with the millimeters, centimeters, and other measures of the metric system. Here's a crash course in the smaller printer measurements that desktop publishers may encounter, especially millimeters.

Using Credit Lines or Bylines in Newsletter Design
Bylines give the author of an article credit for their writing. Learn how to effectively incorporate bylines into desktop publishing documents including newsletter design.

Qualify Yourself to Your Graphic Design Customers
What makes your business unique? How do you convince your prospects that you are better qualified than your competitors to type their theses, layout their resumes, or design their corporate logos?

Hardware for Freelance Desktop Publishing - Business Computers for Designers
The equipment you need to start and run a desktop publishing business is both varied and subjective. As a minimum you're going to need hardware (computer and printer) and software. Whether or not what you currently have is sufficient or whether you need to upgrade depends on the type of work you plan to do. Choose Mac or PC, learn about PostScript printers, get a scanner and other peripherals for your freelance design business.

Software for Freelance Desktop Publishing - Sofware and Supplies for a Desktop Publishing Business
The software is what sets professional designers apart from other computer users. Freelance designers use desktop publishing software to simplify, speed up, and combine many separate tasks once handled by a handful or more individuals. There is no single program used to do desktop publishing. There is a whole range of tools and within each category are many choices. Page 2.

Business Plan Basics - Developing a 4-Part Business Plan for Freelance Graphic Designers
A desktop publishing business plan, even if never used to raise capital or acquire investors, can help to get your desktop publishing business off to a good start and guide it on its path to profitability. A desktop publishing business plan and the process of developing a business plan establishes you as a real freelance design business and saves time and money by focusing your start up efforts in the right direction.

Business Plan Basics for Freelance Desktop Publishing
So you think you want to start your own business. You think you've got what it takes to work from home, be your own boss, and deliver the goods. Perhaps you've decided that a desktop publishing business is right for you. But you aren't sure where to start, how to get customers, how to sell yourself or your services.

Expand the Business Plan for Your Desktop Publishing Business
Now that you know the first steps to putting together your business plan you can go on to step two research. Page 2.

The Design Side of Freelance Design - Assess Your Skills
In addition to the business side of freelance desktop publishing, there's the design side of the equation. It's not unreasonable to believe that a person thinking of starting a desktop publishing business is doing so because they already do some kind of design work (either as part of their job or for personal projects) and want to make money doing something they enjoy. That's not always the case.

Is Freelance Design and Publishing the Right Career for You
Successful freelancing requires more than just artistic talent or proficiency with software. Explore four myths about working for yourself before taking the plunge into freelance design or starting a desktop publishing business.

Time Commitment for Doing Freelance Design
Successful freelancing requires more than just artistic talent or proficiency with software. Find out if you have the time to work for yourself before taking the plunge into freelance design or starting a desktop publishing business. Page 2.

Money Committment for Doing Freelance Design
Successful freelancing requires more than just artistic talent or proficiency with software. Find out if you understand the money commitment required when working for yourself before taking the plunge into freelance design or starting a desktop publishing business. Page 3.

Build Business with Customer and Prospect Profiles
Customer profiles are simple, yet powerful, marketing tools. The more you know about your customers and potential customers, the more you can tailor your marketing to their wants and needs. Profiles also provide information you can use to give your customers personalized attention.

Script Fonts - Add Elegance or a Personal Touch with Script Fonts in Valentines and Wedding Invitations
Learn how to use handwriting or script typefaces more effectively and how to mix and match fonts with graphics for Valentine's, wedding invitations, and other uses.

Font Installation - Lesson 3 of Windows Font Basics for New Font Users
This series of Font FAQs addresses downloading, installation, and troubleshooting issues, especially for new users of Windows TrueType, OpenType, and PostScript Type 1 fonts.

Find Free Harry Potter Fonts
Locate free fonts with the look of Harry Potter including lightning bolt letters. Download two of the Harry Potter fonts here - Harry P and Lumos - and find links to many more versions and styles of these magical free fonts.

Font Aliases - G continued
Locate more lookalike fonts that begin with G. Page 2.

Font Aliases S | Lookalike Fonts That Start with S
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Font Aliases - S Continued
Find more lookalike fonts that start with S. Page 2.

Font Aliases G | Lookalike Fonts That Start with G
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Font Aliases T | Lookalike Fonts That Start with T
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Font Aliases - A page 2
Lookalike fonts that start with A, continued. Page 2.

Font Aliases - B continued
More lookalike fonts that begin with B. Page 2.

Font Aliases - C continued
More lookalike fonts that start with C. Page 2.

Special Accented Characters for Central & Eastern European Languages
When you have occasional need of special characters not supported by the standard Western European character set, here's what you can do to obtain special accented characters for Central and Eastern European languages.

Font Aliases A | Lookalike Fonts That Start with A
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Font Aliases B | Lookalike Fonts That Start with B
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Font Aliases C | Lookalike Fonts That Start with C
Find lookalike fonts, similiar fonts, and font aliases.

Lesson 1 of Create a Greeting Card Class - Software Lesson
In the first lesson of the Create a Greeting Card Class we need to select software. If you don't already have software or are looking to upgrade, here's a quick rundown of the two primary types of programs used in desktop publishing - Page Layout and Photo Editing/Graphics. Page 2.

Lesson 1 of Create a Greeting Card Class
In the first lesson of the Create a Greeting Card Class we need to select software. If you don't already have software or are looking to upgrade, here's a quick rundown of the two primary types of programs used in desktop publishing - Page Layout and Photo Editing/Graphics. Page 3.

Lesson 1 of Create a Greeting Card Class - Software Selection
In the first lesson of the Create a Greeting Card Class we need to select software. If you don't already have software or are looking to upgrade, here's a quick rundown of the two primary types of programs used in desktop publishing - Page Layout and Photo Editing/Graphics.

Lesson 3 of Create a Greeting Card Class - Document Setup
This lesson of the About Desktop Publishing Create a Greeting Card Class is all about setting up your document in your desktop publishing software.

Lesson 3 of Create a Greeting Card Class - Document Setup
This lesson of the About Desktop Publishing Create a Greeting Card Class is all about setting up your document in your desktop publishing software. Page 2.

Lesson 3 of Create a Greeting Card Class - Document Setup
This lesson of the About Desktop Publishing Create a Greeting Card Class is all about setting up your document in your desktop publishing software. Page 3.

Word Processing vs. Desktop Publishing
Do you use word processing software, desktop publishing software, or some combination of the two? Can you do desktop publishing with word processing software?

Software and Hardware - Word Processing vs. Desktop Publishing
Software and hardware achievements make it easier than every for just about anyone to do desktop publishing. Page 2.

Design Still the Key - Word Processing vs. Desktop Publishing
The ability to change fonts, add graphics, and print pretty colors does not preclude the need for following basic design principles and guidelines. This applies whether you are using a word processor or the latest and greatest page layout application. Page 3.

Naming a Design Business - Five Techniques for Naming a Design Business
This look at the chosen business name of five small/home-based design and publishing business owners all appeared in the March 1995 issue of The INK Spot magazine.

Design and Printing on Compact Disc or DVD - How Commercial CDs Get Their Pictures
Have you ever wondered about exactly how they put images on compact discs? Designers use desktop publishing to create the disc layout, as well as CD and DVD packaging. The actual printing techniques for the bulk of the package can include traditional offset lithography as well as die cuts and embossing. However, it is screen printing that puts the picture on the surface of the CD.

Design Phase | How a Desktop Publishing Document is Created
In the design phase of desktop publishing you determine what form your document will take. Design involves selecting a format, brainstorming, choosing colors, fonts, and images. It is an on-going process during desktop publishing.

Document Format | Design Phase of Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing
The first step in designing any type of document for desktop publishing is determining what format it will take. Learn how a desktop published document is created.

Circles - Using Circle Shapes as an Element of Design
Circles suggest infinity. They are also protective (think of protective encircling arms). They can also denote free movement such as a rolling ball or a more controlled movement such as a spinning globe.

GIF Graphic Printing Options and Alternatives - (Don't) Print that GIF
Using GIF images for print and finding free clip art more suitable for printing.

Squares - Using Square Shapes as an Element of Design
The square denotes honesty and stability. Squares are familiar, trusted shapes. Because the vast majority of the text we read is set in squares and rectangles, it has become familiar, safe, and comfortable.

Using a Colophon on the Web
The Web borrows heavily from print, including the colophon.

Using Style Sheets in Desktop Publishing - Character and Paragraph Styles
Style sheets are a feature of page layout programs such as Adobe PageMaker, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress. They allow the designer to make quick changes to text throughout a document. They are especially useful in long or multi-page documents such as annual reports and newsletters or anytime you'll be making frequent changes (such as when trying to develop a template or base document).

Tagged Text Files - How to Use Tagged Text in Desktop Publishing
Tagged text is one way to exchange files between programs when you need to import or export text with formatting.

Small Caps and the Chicago Manual of Style
The use of small caps for some types of abbreviations may be typographically desirable, but it may no longer be the prescribed style for publications that adhere to the 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style published in August 2003.

Graphics Software - Choosing Graphics Software for Desktop Publishing
While you might only use canned clip art and unmodified stock photography, at some point most designers will want to create original artwork or make substantial changes to existing images. For that you need a dedicated graphics software package. Get help on choosing the right graphics software for use in desktop publishing.

Using Pictures of US Paper Money - Legally Using Illustrations of Paper Currency in the United States
Reproduction of US currency in color or black and white is permitted as long as the reproductions are less than three-fourths or more than one and one-half the size of the original and one-sided.

Why to Use Proofreading Marks for Text and Layouts
You don't have to be a professional proofreader to benefit from the use of standard editors' marks and proofreaders' marks. Use proofreaders proofreading marks to main consistency and avoid miscommunication.

LPI Chart and LPI Formulas - Find the Best LPI for Printing Based on Paper and Purpose
Talk to your printer about the specific LPI you should be using. Use this chart to get an idea of the typical LPI needed based on method of printing and type of paper.

Using Pictures of Australian Money - Legally Using Illustrations of Paper Currency in Australia
Representations of Australian currency must not be misleading, that is, they must be done in such a way that the reproduction cannot be mistook for actual currency.

Billboards - Snapshots of History
Billboards are collections of large photos. Some are funny; some are strange. Still some come out as ironic. However we see it, we have to face the fact that billboards are a constant reminder to us that there is life out there that is worth living. In fact, most billboards are memorable images that help us make our lives more worthwhile.

Billboards - Snapshots of History
Billboards are collections of large photos. Some are funny; some are strange. Still some come out as ironic. However we see it, we have to face the fact that billboards are a constant reminder to us that there is life out there that is worth living. In fact, most billboards are memorable images that help us make our lives more worthwhile. Page 2.

Portrait Monitor Advantages for Desktop Publishing
In word processing and desktop publishing, the portrait or full-page monitor has distinct advantages. Discover how a portrait monitor can enhance your print work and productivity.

Desktop Publishing Lesson Plans for the K-12 Classroom
Even K-12 classrooms and schools with limited technology resources can integrate desktop publishing into the classroom. Get six desktop publishing lesson plans. These are desktop publishing lesson plans for brochures, resumes, and business cards.

Desktop Publishing Business Card Lesson Plans
Business cards are used throughout the world to quickly introduce a person, establish their role in an organization, or make a creative statement. In this series of desktop publishing lesson plans students create business cards for themselves or for historical figures or fictional characters.

Desktop Publishing Brochure Lesson Plans
The brochure might describe a person, a place, or a thing or a task to be accomplised. There are countless ways that students can use brochures in the classroom. In this series of desktop publishing lesson plans students must choose the most appropriate brochure format for their topic, condense information into brochure-size bites, include the most appropriate elements of a brochure, and select suitable graphics or photos, if any.

Save Money When Printing Variations of the Same Job - Tips for Designing Multiple Language or Variable Data Projects
When designing things in several languages, the cost of production can become quite high. However there are ways to save money and make the printing cost of flyers, magazines, etc. much lower. These tricks for saving money also apply when doing several versions of one job even if it's in the same language.

The Black Plate is the Key to Cost Savings When Printing Variations of a Job
If you keep all changes to a single plate when creating variations of the same job, you can save money. This goes for multi-lingual as well as other types of variable data printing projects. Page 2.

Be Creative Even If Restricted When Trying to Save Money While Printing Variations of the Same Job
Get creative even when then parameters of a job seem restrictive. Try these tips and tricks on your next multi-language or other variable data printing project. Page 3.

Layout for a Basic Identity System Stationery Package
Once you've asked the basic questions you're ready to start putting pen to paper and mouse to monitor. Because you'll want to maintain consistency in color, type, and basic layout between all components in the stationery package, start with the smallest -- the business card. Layouts and font choices that look great on letter size paper, can become illegible in the small space of the business card. Page 2.

Create a Basic Identity System of Letterhead and Business Card and Envelopes
Who are you? How do you look on paper? Despite the surge in email use, professionally designed printed stationery packages are crucial to making a good first impression. A basic corporate identity system or stationery package consists of letterhead, envelopes, and business cards.

Basic Stationery Package Fonts Colors Paper Choices
A good identity system has several specific features. In addition to the overall layout, careful choice of fonts, color, and paper help to make a lasting impression.. Page 3.

Basic Identity System - Design with Predesigned Paper and Templates for Business Cards Letterhead Envelopes
Sometimes the hardest part of designing a business card or letterhead is just getting started. Two ways to overcome that obstacle are preprinted or predesigned paper and templates.. Page 4.

Standard Envelope Styles and Sizes
Although envelopes can be custom-ordered in any almost any size, there are numerous standard sizes. Using these standard envelope styles can save time and money. Page 2.

Types of Specialized Envelopes
Specialized envelope styles and sizes are based on common commercial, catalog, and booklet styles. Page 3.

Envelope Seals and Closures and Paper Weight
Standard size and custom envelopes can have a variety of types of closures and can be printed with many different paper weights. Page 4.

Download Trial Versions of Adobe, Corel, Microsoft, Quark, and Serif Desktop Publishing Software
The primary workhorse of desktop publishing is your page layout or composition tool. The major players in this category have trial and demo versions to help you evaluate their products. Download and try out these commercial desktop publishing software programs. Page 2.

Desktop Publishing Software Downloads - Trial and Demo Versions of Desktop Publishing Software
Many software publishers do provide at least some means of testdriving their products before you invest heavily. While demos and trial versions may differ from the full product, they can give you an overview of the product and help you get a feel for which program will best suit your needs and your style of working.

Parts of an Envelope
The envelope you make or choose for your desktop publishing projects is just as important as what goes in it. The size of the piece, type of mailing, budget, and whether or not you'll be using automated equipment to insert the envelope contents affects the style of envelope you can use.

Business Plan Writing - When To Hire a Business Plan Consultant
Every new business owner knows that a business plan is critical... find out what parts you can write yourself and which parts are best handled by professionals - with your input of course.

Embedded Paths vs Alpha Channels -- Using Embedded Clipping Paths and Alpha Channels to Remove Backgrounds from Images
When you want to hide a portion of an image, such as the background, you can create clipping paths to hide the unwanted image elements. Two methods used to create clipping paths are embedded paths and alpha channels.

Graphics Formats That Support Embedded Paths and Alpha Channels
When saved in a program's native file format (such as PSD for Adobe Photoshop) images can often have multiple alpha channels. The common formats in the table, below, generally support a single alpha channel, sometimes multiple alpha channels. Page 2.

Font Design Quotations - What Type Designers Say about Font Design
Learning about type design through the words of type designers and others. Take a look at what it takes to do font design (make your own fonts or make fonts to sell).

Type Design Quotations, Page 2
Good type design is invisible. Desktop Publishing. Page 2.

Zoom Options in Adobe PageMaker - Keyboard Shortcuts for PageMaker Zoom Tool
Change your magnification view in Adobe PageMaker. Learn PageMaker Zoom shortcuts.

Zoom in QuarkXPress - Use QuarkXPress Commands and Shortcuts to Change Zoom Magnification
Change your magnification view in QuarkXPress

What is Greeking or Greeked Placeholder Text
Greeking has two different but similiar uses in desktop publishing. Greeking is used to simulate text.

Composite or Comp as Used in Design
Putting all the parts together, a composite has multiple meanings in desktop publishing and graphic design.

What is GIF as used in Desktop Publishing
Use GIF on-screen. Don't use GIF for print.

What Are the Elements of Design?
The basic elements of design, the building blocks of all images, artwork, and page layouts, are defined in many ways. Here, we'll describe the most commonly recognized elements of design.

What are Adjacent Colors?
Learn more about these color wheel neighbors...

Cut sizes - Desktop Publishing Definition
Get a list of common pre-cut paper sizes...

What are Diecuts?
Cuts and cut outs can enhance a project...

Dot Matrix - A Type of Printer
A type of printer that's not entirely obsolete. Find out the best uses for dot matrix printers.

Duplex Paper - Desktop Publishing Definition
Each side is different. Find out how duplex paper differs from two-sidedness.

Electronic Publishing - A Desktop Publishing Definition
Publishing online, by email, and on anything but paper. Explore the definition of electronic publishing.

Transparency as Used in Desktop Publishing
How much can you see? This term can be a physical thing or an attribute of graphics and paper.

Opacity - Desktop Publishing Definition
Learn more about this measure of the degree of transparency or opaqueness of paper or a graphic.

Picking on Paper - a Desktop Publishing Dictionary Definition
Little fibers that need picking from paper...

Hickies - Printing Flaws in Desktop Publishing
Not teenage love bites, these marks are on paper...

Ghosting - Printing Flaws in Desktop Publishing
When your image has a ghostly double it's a printing flaw not a Halloween prank.

Caliper - How Paper Thickness Is Measured
Learn more about measuring paper and how caliper is used in desktop publishing.

A4 - Letter size Paper Outside of North America
Letter size paper, except in North American. Learn more about how it is used in desktop publishing.

What Foil Embossing Means
Foil applied to embossed images can make the embossed images really stand out. Gold foil is common but other colors can be used as well.

What is a Folio as used in Desktop Publishing?
Folded sheet of paper... Desktop Publishing.

Ink Embossing
Embossing a printed image... Desktop Publishing.

What is Justification in Page Layout and Typography?
Explore what justification is and how it is related to text alignment.

Kerning Pairs - What Are They?
Letters that kern well together...

What is a Ligature in Typography?
Combined letters used to make text more attractive or to create an old-fashioned look. Ligatures can be standard or discretionary in desktop publishing software.

LPI or lines per inch - What It Is and How To Use It
Halftone resolution... Desktop Publishing.

What Does the Euro Symbol Look Like?
Currency symbol for the European Union, the Euro Symbol is widely available in OpenType fonts.

Avoid Printing Delays With This Preflight Checklist
Not all items on this example preflight checklist are required for every job or every printer.However, failure to include all items required by your service provider or failure to properly prepare digital files or camera ready artwork can result in both time delays and create addtiional costs.

Avoid Printing Delays With This Preflight Checklist
Not all items on this example preflight checklist are required for every job or every printer.However, failure to include all items required by your service provider or failure to properly prepare digital files or camera ready artwork can result in both time delays and create addtiional costs.

What is Lorem Ipsum Placeholder Text for Page Layout
Beyond the actual words, learn how the lorem ipsum text is used in desktop publishing.

What is a Type Designer?
A person who designs type and makes fonts is a type designer. The best of them are highly skilled artists.

How To Make PDFs From QuarkXPress For Your Desktop Printer
You cannot print high resolution images directly from your QuarkXPress software to your desktop printer unless you have QuarkXPress 6. So, if you need to print a proof or you want to see how your images will actually look when commercially printed, your only option is to make a PDF. In addition to QuarkXPress you need PDF creation software, such as Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Make Business Cards with Serif PagePlus SE - How to Size and Set Margins
This tutorial shows how to choose & modify the size, margins, bleed area and other layout features of a business card using Serif PagePlus SE. Make business cards using the free PagePlus SE desktop publishing software.

Print Your Business Cards With Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to print your business cards. Page 10.

Start New Publication in Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to start a new publication. Page 2.

Make a 10-up Business Card With No Bleed in PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to set up a 10-up layout with no bleed. Page 3.

Make an 8-up Business Card With No Bleed in PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to set up an 8-up layout with no bleed. Page 4.

Make 8-up Business Card with bleed set in Print Dialog in Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to do an 8-up layout with bleed. Page 5.

Make an 8-up Business Card with bleed set manually in Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to set bleed manually for an 8-up layout. Page 6.

Change Your Margins for Your Business Card in PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to change from the default margins. Page 7.

Set Bleed Area Guides in Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to set the bleed area guides. Page 8.

Fine-tune Your 8-up Template - Serif PagePlus SE
This part of the PagePlus SE tutorial shows how to fine-tune your 8-up layout including adjusting gaps. Page 9.

Blackletter Fonts - Many Faces and Uses for Blackletter Fonts
Blackletter fonts can be both old-fashioned and fresh and new, depending on which Blackletter you use and how you use it. Explore the many faces and flavors of Blackletter fonts -- also known as Gothic or Old English.

The Different Shapes of Blackletter Fonts
Explore the shapes of Blackletter font characters. Page 2.

Textura Blackletter Fonts
Texture is one style of Blackletter font. Page 3.

Rotunda style of Blackletter
Rotunda is a script form of blackletter fonts. Page 4.

Schwabacher style Blackletter Fonts
Schwabacher is a type of blackletter font also called German Blackletter. Page 5.

Fraktur style Blackletter Fonts
Similar to Schwabacher, Fractur blackletter fonts has several distinctive character shapes. Page 6.

Other Blackletter Fonts and Blackletter Hybrid Fonts
Blackletter fonts can be both old-fashioned and fresh and new, depending on which Blackletter you use and how you use it. Explore the many faces and flavors of Blackletter fonts -- also known as Gothic or Old English. Page 7.

Create a Halloween Card in Microsoft Publisher 2010
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 while making a Halloween themed card. Download the templates for your own use.

Modify WordArt With Pattern Fill
Learn how to modify WordArt and achieve a special effects. Page 10.

Layer WordArt for Special Effects
Look at one way of using WordArt versus my double layer method. Page 11.

Change How You See Your Halloween Card on the Screen
Learn how to change your view to see how your card will look when printed. Page 12.

Do The Back of Your Card
Manipulate your template to get images to wrap from page 1 to page 4. Page 13.

Do a Print Preview
Use Print Preview to do a final check of your card before printing. Page 14.

Happy Ghost Halloween Card Templates to Download
Download the templates for a Happy Ghost Halloween Card made in Publisher 2010. Page 15.

Select a Template in Publisher 2010 for Your Halloween Card
Set up your document for a greeting card. Page 2.

Fill Your Background With a Gradient Fill
Give your Publisher 2010 card a background color or gradient. Page 3.

Put the Moon in Your Halloween Card
Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 while making a Halloween card. In this step we're adding a shape for the moon. Page 4.

Insert Clip Art of Bats in Publisher 2010
Search for some bats in the Clip Art palette. Page 5.

Modify Clip Art in Publisher
Learn how to crop your clip art. Page 6.

Modify Your Bats Clip Art
Learn how to modify clip art by recoloring it and flipping it. Page 7.

Insert Ghost Picture to Make Halloween Card
Learn how to insert a picture using the Home or Insert tabs of Publisher. Page 8.

Use WordArt to add Happy Halloween to Your Card
Use WordArt to make spooky Happy Halloween text. Page 9.

Create Snowflake Names
The same font but with different words creates a collection of related but unique snowflakes. Create name snowflakes for name tags or place setting cards and see how long it takes for each person to discover their own personalized snowflake. Page 10.

Create Secret Snowflake Messages
Spell out secret or not-so-secret messages with a series of snowflake words. Page 11.

Make a Snowflake - Experiment With Upper/Lowercase Letters.
Uppercase and lowercase letters create different snowflakes even with the same word and font. Page 8.

Make a Snowflake - Use Ugly Fonts
Even ugly or boring fonts can make pretty word snowflakes. Page 9.

Draw a Christmas Tree With a Paint or Image Editing Program
Make your own greeting cards using your own original images even if you don't think you can draw and even if you don't have the most sophisticated software. All it takes to draw a Christmas Tree is a bitmap paint program -- yes, even something as basic as Windows Paint will do.

Draw a Christmas Tree Starting With a Triangle
Start with the basic shape of a triangle. Page 2.

Draw a Christmas Tree Star
Put a hand-drawn star on your tree. Page 3.

Draw Branches for a Christmas Tree With a Paint Program
Put some branches on your tree and put it in a pot or surround it with gift boxes. Page 4.

Erase the Original Triangle
Remove the original triangle that guided your Christmas tree drawing. Page 5.

Decorate The Christmas Tree You Drew With a Paint Program
Christmas ornaments can just be simple circles. Draw lines for garlands. Page 6.

Color a Christmas Tree With a Paint Program
Fill in your drawing with buckets of color or paint with a different brush. Page 7.

Turn Your Christmas Tree Drawing Into a Greeting Card
Make your own holiday greeting card using the simple Christmas tree you've just drawn. Page 8.

Number of and Size of Characters for Best Results
The more letters or other characters in your font sample, the better. Page 4.

Using Contrast To Get Better Results From WhatTheFont
Low contrast images don't work so well but they don't have to be black text on white. Page 5.

Identify Script Fonts Fonts Using WhatTheFont
Tightly spaced letters and connected scripts pose special problems for the program. Page 6.

Dealing With Skewed Text When Using WhatTheFont
Learn how to prepare graphic samples of fonts to get the best results from WhatTheFont, including identifying skewed or rotated text. Page 7.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination. Page 2.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination. Page 3.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination. Page 4.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination. Page 5.

Make Word Snowflakes - Transform Words into Snowflakes or Dingbat Symbols
Put a secret message in a snowflake. All you need is a vector graphics program, some fonts, and imagination. Page 6.

Make a Snowflake of Words - Experiment With Combining, Fills, and Outlines.
When you combine your 8 objects (rather than group) the paths merge and create a single object. Doing this also changes the overall appearance of the object. Applying fill and stroke colors to a group of objects and to a combined or merged object creates different effects. Try this with your snowflakes. Page 7.