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Unformatted text preview: Glossary (See related pages) Agate Small type (usually 5.5 point) used for sports statistics, stock tables, classified ads, etc. Air White space used in a story design. All caps Type using only capital letters. Amberlith Orange acetate that's placed over a finished page and cut into shapes that the printer needs to screen, overprint or print in different colors. Anchor An image, word or phrase (usually in color and underlined) that, when clicked, connects you to another Web page. Application A computer software program that performs a specific task: word processing, page layout, illustration, etc. Armpit An awkward-looking page layout where a story's banner headline sits on top of a photo or another headline. Ascender The part of a letter extending above the x-height (as in b, d, f, h, k, l, t). Attribution A line identifying the source of a quote. Banner A wide headline extending across the entire page. Banner ad An advertisement stripped across the top or bottom of a Web page. Bar A thick rule. Often used for decoration, or to contain type for subheads or standing heads. Bar chart A chart comparing statistical values by depicting them as bars. Baseline An imaginary line that type rests on. Baseline shift A software command that allows you to raise or lower the baseline of designated text characters. Bastard measure Any non-standard width for a column of text. Bleed A page element that extends to the trimmed edge of a printed page. Blend A mixture of two colors that fade gradually from one tint to another. Body type Type used for text (in newspapers, it usually ranges from 8 to 10 points). Boldface A heavier, darker weight of a typeface; used to add emphasis (the word boldface here is in boldface). Border A rule used to form a box or to edge a photograph. Box A ruled border around a story or art. Broadsheet A full-size newspaper, measuring roughly 14 by 23 inches. Browser A software program (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) that enables you to view Web pages. Bug Another term for a sig or logo used to label a story; often indented into the text. Bullet A type of dingbat, usually a big dot (·), used to highlight items listed in the text. Bumping/butting heads Headlines from adjacent stories that collide with each other. Should be avoided when possible. Also called tombstoning. Byline The reporter's name, usually at the beginning of a story. Callouts Words, phrases or text blocks used to label parts of a map or diagram (also called factoids). Camera-ready art The finished page elements that are ready for printing. Caps Capital or uppercase letters. Caption A line or block of type providing descriptive information about a photo; used interchangeably with cutline....
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