Accordion fold: Bindery term, two or more
parallel folds to a piece of paper. Also called a fanfold.
Active Display Area: The portion of an image
that falls inside the viewing area of a computer monitor.
Additive Color Theory: White light contains
equal parts of red, blue and green. If three lights were to
project through the colored filters of red, blue and green to the
same intensities on a white screen, where they overlap all 3
colors would be white. Where only 2 colors overlap the
subtractive colors of cyan, magenta or yellow would be formed.
(See Subtractive Color Theory.)
Additive Primaries: The colors red blue and
green. In color reproduction, equal parts of red, blue, and green
light give us the sensation of white light. These colors are used
in the form of filters in order to create the complementary
colors, cyan, yellow and magenta.
Adobe Type Manager: A software product from
Adobe Systems, Inc. It eliminates jagged edges on screen fonts
and allows non-postcript laser printers to reproduce postscript
fonts accurately and clearly. I also helps to manage large
volumes of fonts.
Alteration: A change in copy after production
Application: Generic term for any software
program that carries out a task. (i.e. Word processing,
Archive: A copy of data on disks, CD-ROM's,
tapes or some other media for long-term storage.
Art: All illustrations used in preparing a
job for printing.
Art Board: Alternate term for mechanical art.
(Camera ready copy)
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information
Interchange. The most popular method used by small computers for
converting letters, numbers, punctuation and control codes into
digital form. Once defined, ASCII characters can be recognized
and understood by other computers and by communication devices.
ASCII represents characters, numbers, punctuation marks or
signals in seven binary bits.
ASCII sort: A means of alphabetizing that
accounts for capital letters and numbers. To arrange something in
an ASCII sort, numbers (digits) come first in numerical order,
followed by capital letters in alphabetical order, followed by
lower case characters in alphabetical order.
Authentication: A method for identifying a
user prior to granting permission to access, change, or delete a
system or network resource.
Autoflow: In a word processor package, a mode
of text placement in which text flows continuously onto
successive pages or columns. Additional pages are usually created
as needed, depending upon the application.
Author's Corrections: Changes and/or
additions in copy after the job has been typeset.