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REMINDER: The Mid-Term Exam

Yes, the mid-term exam is Friday, March 28th. So, you ask, “What should I study?” The mid-term will cover everything we have learned since the beginning of the semester—that includes the reading assignments, the handouts, and the lecture information.

There are some definite things you should know in order to pass this course, so here is a list to remind you of some specific things you should include in your review:


Review previous postings from our OpenLab site:


Some specific typography information to review:

  • Alignment: possibilities, how to use it well
  • Tracking: possibilities, how to use it well
  • Width/Weight/Posture
  • Stress/Contrast/Serifs
  • History of Letterforms
  • History of Typography
  • Typographical Anatomy
  • Kerning, Leading: Kerning Game
  • Five Families of Type
  • Grids: parts, working on them


Some specific InDesign information to review:

  • How to export a pdf
  • How to paginate a multi-page document
  • How to work with master pages
  • How to package a file
  • Placing images

Submitting Your Assignments as PDF Files

All of your Type Book assignments are to be submitted as PDF files. This is a requirement, not a suggestion. We covered how to do this several times WEEKS ago. If you have submitted files without converting them to PDF format, (as I have mentioned before) they WILL NOT counted. Being able to follow instructions helps with being able to get a good grade in the end. So, NOW is your last opportunity to get credit for these assignments. The Type Book project is to completed by Fri, March 28. All late submissions will have points deducted and marked as LATE.

If you still have no clue how to create a PDF file, here is a video that can be found on YouTube. You can also do a search to find others if this one is not helpful.