10 Word-Processing Document Terms Everyone Needs To Know

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What’s kerning? What’s a bleed? What’s the difference between a margin and a gutter? How many points are there in an inch? You’d better know this.

10 Word-Processing Document Terms Everyone Needs To Know 10 critical document design terms

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  1. John Everett
    July 10, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I found this article to be very informative. I will play around with my text editor and see what it has for "old style" numbers. Also, I didn't know the term "gutter"- I called it "middle margin". I wonder if I learned this in college or high school and promptly forgot it.

  2. Robert M
    July 10, 2014 at 2:40 am

    In addition to the Pica you should mention twips. That's a term that even fewer people know about. I'll let you look it up.

  3. elsebell
    July 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    While the information is indeed valuable, good design should begin with choosing an appropriate medium, which in this case is not an infographic ...

    • Dinika
      July 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

      I really agree. I'm sure this article provides some good information which apparently "everyone needs to know", but honestly because of a slow connection that picture is taking ages to load.

  4. Suraj Rai
    July 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I am glad you pointed this out! No one is talking about this. You discussed very important points about designing that is difficult to find. Your points are really nice and helpful to all designers. Thanks Jackson Chung for this nice post.

  5. michel
    July 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe every typesetter needs to know this, but hardly everyone. General users don't need to know any of this.

  6. Alex D
    July 8, 2014 at 3:49 am

    These are all things I learned in my Design Principles course. This is the foundation of good and functional design. These are any designer's building blocks. I'm a web design major and I still see these as key references.