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Desktop Publishing

  • Overview
  • Activity 1
  • Activity 2
  • Activity 3
  • Activity 4
  • Activity 5
  • Activity 6
  • Activity 7
  • Activity 8
  • Activity 9
  • Activity 10
  • Extra Credit
After successfully completing the Desktop Publishing Module, students will be able to do the following:

• Define communication.
• Discuss the history of communication.
• Define desktop publishing.
• Use various tools in the desktop publishing program to create objects.
• Discuss the history of visual communication.
• Explain the importance of visual communication.
• Import graphics into a document.
• Explain the difference between raster and vector graphics.
• Create and edit text.
• Define leading and kerning.
• Import text into a document.
• Discuss style choices and explain why style is important.
• Define paragraph style.
• Apply and modify paragraph styles.
• Create a paragraph style.
• Explain why master pages are useful.
• Create and apply master pages.
• Define and use the various publishing principles.
• Create a trifold brochure.
• Define portfolio.
• Book a group of documents.
• Create a table of contents.
• Create an index.
• Explain why interactive layouts are used.
• Explain the purpose of buttons and hyperlinks.
• Create a button, and transform an existing image into a button.
• Create a hyperlink.
• Imbed a video into a document.
• Identify various printing methods and materials used in each printing method.
• Export documents for print and an interactive PDF.
• Evaluate their knowledge by taking a Post-Test.
• Discuss marketing and how to develop a marketing strategy and marketing plan.
• Create a two-page flyer with interactive PDF capabilities.
• Identify various types of paper and explain paper qualities.
• Describe what is needed to get a quote from a printing company.
• Explain what to look for in a printing company.
• Identify various careers in the field of desktop publishing.

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 1, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Define communication.
2.  Discuss the history of communication.
3.  Define desktop publishing.
4.  Use various tools in the desktop publishing program to create objects.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 2, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Discuss the history of visual communication.
2.  Explain the importance of visual communication.
3.  Import graphics into a document.
4.  Explain the difference between raster and vector graphics.

Worksheets: None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 3, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Explain the history of written communication.
2.  Create and edit text.
3.  Define leading and kerning.
4.  Import text into a document.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 4, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Discuss style choices and explain why style is important.
2.  Define paragraph style.
3.  Apply and modify paragraph styles.
4.  Create a paragraph style.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 5, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Explain why master pages are useful.
2.  Create and apply master pages.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 6, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Define and use the various publishing principles.
2.  Create a trifold brochure.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 7, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Define portfolio.
2.  Book a group of documents.
3.  Create a table of contents.
4.  Create an index.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 8, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Explain why interactive layouts are used.
2.  Explain the purpose of buttons and hyperlinks.
3.  Create a button, and transform an existing image into a button.
4.  Create a hyperlink.
5.  Embed a video into a document.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 9, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Identify various printing methods and materials used in each printing method.
2.  Export documents for print and an interactive PDF.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 10, you will be able to do the following:

1.  Demonstrate your knowledge of desktop publishing by taking the Post-Test.
2.  Complete any unfinished activities.

Worksheets:  None

Activity 11: Problem Solving (Found in Workbook), Crossword Puzzle, Vocabulary Quiz (Found in Workbook)
Activity 12: Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 13: Open-Ended Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 14: Careers (Found in Workbook)
Activity 15: Internet Activity (Found in Workbook)

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