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GEHS Yearbook

Yearbook Terms

down style headline Written in normal sentence style
UP style headline Written in all upper case first letter style
Ascender letter stroke that rises above the x height
attribution to credit quotation to the source
backbone the part of the book that connects front and back lids of the cover
bleed extending picture beyond the edge of the page on one or more sides leaving no external margin
body copy the main story on the spread
byline author's name appearing as part of the body copy
C.O.B. cut out background or a.k.a "A Cut Out"
colophone a statement recording the names of the staff and printer
descender letter stroke that falls below the baseline
division pages any of the theme/concept pages introducing each new section of the book
dot per inch a measure of screen or printer resolution
drop cap another term for initial cap
editor any leader in charge of the yearbook or a portion of the book
endsheet sheet of paper that attaches the book to its cover. Both in front and back
eyeline formed by arranging photos
folio page number and spread identification
four-color process of reproducing color photos or artwork using yellow
gutter the fold between two pages where the pages are bound into the cover
heading a line of large type used to tell the reader what is to follow
indention placing space before or after words in type line
index list of names
infographics statistical information condensed for the reader into a pictorial representation which is easily understood.
initial letter the first letter in the text
internal margin the space between the elements on the spread
3 levels of white space there should be always different levels of white space
ladder a diagram of the spread-by-spread planning of the yearbook
lead the opening paragraph of a story; it sets the tone fro the story
mug shot portrait
negative space alternative term for white space
pica unit of measure in the printing industry. It is equal to 12 points. There are six picas in an inch.
point unit of measure equal to 1/72 inch or 1/12 pica
proofreading checking copy for spelling
publish to produce and sell or otherwise make available printed information to the public
quotes direct statements obtained through interviewing process by you the reporter
sans serif letters not having serifs (small strokes at the end points of letters)
scoreboard copy listing the season record of a sports teams
section portions of the yearbook devoted to a particular topic (sports
serif the stroke on the endpoint of a letter
sidebar a small feature story which complements the main story
signature a sheeet on which yearbook pages have been printed. After it has been folded
spine the part of the binding that connects the two lids of the covers. Also the backbone.
spread facing pages which are linked conceptually as well as visually
subhead secondary headline or title
theme the central idea or concept
thirty (-30-) symbol used by newspapers
title page the opening of a book bearing the book title
white space blank area of any page that is not covered by type or pictures. As margins
x height height of the body of lowercase letters
Created by: frasierc