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AUGUST 2007 ISSUE


IN THIS ISSUE


NEWS
YOU CAN USE

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TYPOGRAPHY
101 CLASS

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THIS MONTH’S
TYPESETTING TIPS

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NEW FONT
RELEASES

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MORE QUARK TIPS
AND
MORE INDESIGN TIPS

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FOR MORE TYPESETTING TIPS
& INFORMATION,
PLEASE CHECK
OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.KERNPROSE.COM

 

OUR FIRST TYPOGRAPHY CLASS!

A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
FOR EVERYONE

Typography Class PhotoWe had the opportunity to conduct our first-ever typography class Wednesday, May 28, and as is always the case with firsts, there were some initial rough edges. Our presentation got off to a bit of a rocky start, but once we were under way, we found it to be a great experience. This presentation, being the first time I'd used Apple's Keynote, found me scrambling for the display of the notes I had created for each slide. Not a good way to begin a presentation. In spite of the initial hiccups, however, I feel as though we learned from the experience and I am sure that our next "class" will be as polished as our typography is. For those of you reading this who were there, thanks for your patience.

I have to say that I found the class attendees incredibly encouraging. In many corners of the industry, you hear those who would say that interest in quality typography is waning. Well, if that’s true, I couldn’t tell it at the meeting. In fact, the presentation went long, not because Dorothy and I didn’t plan well, but because of all the comments and discussion. It was truly heartwarming to see so much interest—and excitement—about typography!

If you, or anyone you know of, would like to have a class put on in your school or company, please let us know!


TYPESETTING TIPS

SMART(?) QUOTES

Smart Quotes are just not all that bright, and I believe the problem goes back several generations.

Some keyboard designer back in the typewriter era (probably Christopher Latham Sholes) wisely assigned the period and the comma to their own proprietary keys, and then foolishly made the whole Quote family share a key set with the Measurement family. It may not have occurred to him that his typewriter keyboard would become the basis for most typesetting in the next century. Now here we are, having to deal with the family inbreeding problem: while they look sort of similar, quote marks and measurement marks are functionally not even close.

Quotes continued...


NEW FONT RELEASES

Each month we like to cover some of the newest and perhaps the most creative fonts (in our humble opinions) that have been currently released. This month we'd like to draw your attention to a font called "Burbank." It may not be one of the very newest of font releases, but it's from one of my favorite font foundaries, House Industries.

As is typical of many House fonts, Burbank is composed of almost every imaginable weight For only $299.00, you will get a font that includes:

New Font Releases continued...


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NEWS YOU CAN USE


QUARK
IS NOW OFFERING FREE XPERT TOOLS

Quark is now offering an entire suite of useful productivity extensions. Originally available by purchase from ALAP for about $175.00, these extensions are sure to speed up the tasks you perform daily on each project you work on.

The XPert tool collection consists of 15 separate Quark extensions:

XPert Align
Align items with other items or the page.

XPert BoxTools
Ease the process of adjusting the size and placement of items, text, and graphics.

XPert FindChange
Gain comprehensive control for finding any type of item.

XPert Guides
Create and edit on-screen guides with precise control.

XPert ImageInfo
Access information about pictures and the capabilities for modifying pictures placed in QuarkXPress projects.

XPert ItemStyles
Save item attributes such as color, frame style, line width, picture scale, and text inset as style sheets that you can apply to any item from a palette.

XPert Tools Continued,.,


EXTENSIS
IS ALSO OFFERING
A FREE PORTFOLIO EXTENSION!

Another useful extension that Quark users may be interested in is available from Extensis:

QuarkXPress 7 drag-and-drop XTension for Portfolio
This XTension allows you to drag and drop text items and graphics directly from Portfolio, Portfolio Express, or the Macintosh Finder into any Quark 7 document (a Quark 5 and 6 version is also available).

Download your free copy by clicking the following link:

Extensis