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Authoring

The layout, design and output of multimedia documents.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

Represents characters with numbered code.

Ascender

That part of the letter which rises above the body of the letter.

Anti-aliasing
  • Technique used in imaging applications to alleviate the jagged appearance of graphics produced on low-resolution devices such as computer monitors.
  • Neutral colour is interpolated between two colour planes.
Agate

Unit of measurement used in newspapers to calculate column space. 14 agate lines equals one inch.

Against-the-grain

Folding paper at right angles to the grain is problematic because it often causes cracking.

Adobe Type Manager

Application that ensures accurate screen representations of Postscript fonts.

Adobe Photoshop

Software package used extensively for photographic enhancements.

Adobe Illustrator

Software package used to create illustrations.

Adobe Acrobat

Software that lets you view and print Adobe PDF files. (See also "PDF")

Accordian fold

Series of parallel folds in paper resembling an accordian.