Tag Archives: Desktop publishing

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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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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Shortening a link in Microsoft Word

You don’t have to show the entire hyperlink in your blog or promotion. Most software programs allow you to shorten the amount of text in your sentence, but the link to the website will still work. Why type: http://fanson.net/writingpublishing/9-types-of-social-media-posts-guaranteed-to-attract-readers/ When … Continue reading

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Has someone used one of your images without permission?

You can check Google Images to see if someone is using one of your pictures If you’re an illustrator or photographer, you can do a Google Search to see if the image is duplicated on another website or social media … Continue reading

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Don’t steal images

For your book or social media promotions Google has made it very easy to borrow an illustration or photograph. First, you can Google the topic you’re interested in and then right-click on the image to choose Save image as from … Continue reading

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From blog to book: one post at a time

I’ve heard people say if you just write one page a day, you’ll have 365 pages in a year—enough for a book. Others have suggested that you can take all your blog posts and turn them into a book, assuming … Continue reading

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Typing trademark and copyright symbols

<class=”null”>Since your keyboard comes with a trademark symbol ™, a registered trademark symbol ®, and a copyright symbol ©, why not use them instead of typing the word or using alphabetic approximations such as (TM) or (C). Many word processors will … Continue reading

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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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Prepare your story for print or eBook conversion

Format paragraphs to make changes easier Whether planning a book, eBook, or just writing for pleasure, why not type your story so you can easily make changes later? Learn to prepare your paragraphs so they can be easily converted to … Continue reading

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