College of Lake County  
Introduction to Quark XPress 4.0 for the PC
Important Dates
Feb. 22, 2002 Quiz Review
Design Review Due!
March 15, 2002
Midterm Review
April 12, 2002
Quiz Review
May 10, 2002 Final Review
March 1, 2002 Quiz 1
March 22 , 2002 Midterm
April 19 , 2002 Quiz 2
Project One Due!
May 17, 2002 Finals
Project Two Due!

Things you should know
These are just some concepts for your review of Chapter 4.

1. What is a Font?
A font is the name given to a collection of alphanumeric characters that are of a similar look and feel.

2. What is Character height?
the height measured from the baseline to the top of the highest character in the font; as with width, height can also vary with each character.

3. What is Character width?
The physical width of one character, the exact measure of which varies with each character.

4. What is Letter spacing?
The physical white space between characters.

5. What is Baseline?
The imaginary line on which all text appears to rest.

6. What is X-height?
The height of one character measured from the baseline and not including ascender or descender measures.

7. What is an Ascender?
An ascender is the top portion of a character that extends above the x-height.

8. What is a Descender?
A descender is the bottom portion of a character that extends below the baseline of the text.

9. What is the difference between Serif and Sans serif??
Serif is a term that describes the thin lines (often referred to as tails)that end the main stroke of a character. Serif describes characters that include thin strokes, and sans serif describes characters that do not have the strokes.

10. As the computer utilizes proportional spacing, how many spaces should there be between sentences?
One space except when using fonts such as courier or other monospaced fonts.

11. What is a first line indent?
A first line indent is when the first line of text is set further in than the rest of the paragraph.

12. What is word spacing?
The physical space between words.

13. What is Leading?
Otherwise known as line spacing, it refers to the space between the baselines of text in a paragraph.

14. What is Paragraph spacing?
The space between paragraphs.

15. What is Column Width?
The measure of horizontal space your paragraph may occupy.

16. How do you create a Text box?
Select any of the text box tools from the Tool palette. Click and drag on your page with your mouse till your text box is the desired size.

17. What is a Text Box Frame?
A Text box frame is the actual perimeter that surrounds and encloses it.

18. Text formatting is done using which tool?
The content tool.

Chapter Four Review Questions.

I have compiled various questions from the assigned reading. The answers to these questions will be posted here during exam time. You may select up to 10 of the questions to answer.

The only stipulation is that ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED USING QUARK. Please try to apply what you have learned in each lesson to your file.

Now if you desire, for one extra credit point each; answer the following:

1. What is Kerning?

2. What is Tracking?

3. What are some Character Attributes?

4. What are some Paragraph Attributes?

5. Name the seven text tools.

6. What does the term Bézier mean?

7. What features can you modify within the Text Box frame dialog box?

8. What dialog box would you access to change text box attributes?

9. What does text box Runaround refer to?

10. When would the Outset option come into play?

Internet Field Trips
In order to understand design I have several web sites that I would love for you to check out. They will help you with your Design Review as well as creating your “design needs” document.

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