Category Archives: Typography

Vector Drawings versus Raster Graphics

  There are 2 types of drawing programs on computers: vector or raster. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and CorelDraw are vector drawing programs, which can be enlarged, and they maintain their shape. Adobe Photoshop, CorelPaint, and SuperPaint are raster graphics, which … Continue reading

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Pantone’s colour of the year: Greenery

Load the new colours of the year into your Adobe programs. Continue reading

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Use contractions for “friendlier” writing

Contractions are shortened forms of words and phrases. Let’s is the contracted form of let us. An apostrophe is used in place of all omitted letters. Contractions—such as “don’t” instead of “do not”—can make writing and speech sound friendlier. Contractions … Continue reading

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How many errors can you spot?

This paragraph was written with several intentionel mistakes to see how many my word processor will spot and to test some free online programs.   Some times I type to fast and put three spaces after a period, that effects my … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

If you haven’t read some of these posts yet, now is a good time. I have three different blogs, so narrowing it down to my favourite 10 blog posts was not an easy task. 32 clever ways to get notice … Continue reading

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Use Find and Replace to remove extra spaces

You can use the Find and Replace feature in most software programs to spot extra spaces. Sometimes, if you type too fast, you can get an extra space or two. Professional book publishers and designers use one space after a … Continue reading

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Wider margin in print book not desirable in PDF version

By Barbara A. Fanson I was reading the PDF version of a book recently and realized that every time I scrolled down to the next page, I also had to shift the page left or right. After some time, it … Continue reading

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Looking your best in author photos

“Always wear plain-coloured clothes—no plaids, polka-dots, or graphics—when you’re going for a photo shoot,” my daughter was advised when she became a baby model. Since the focus will be on the high chair or toys you’re promoting, the model shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Typing trademark and copyright symbols

Typing trademark and copyright symbols.

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Avoid narrow columns

Rarely, do you ever see four columns in a newsletter or magazine. Very, very rarely. If you have narrow columns, then the type has to be smaller, otherwise you’re not getting enough characters on a line of type. Notice in … Continue reading

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