Formatting With Fonts

Page Numbers: 50-51
Team: Kaycie and Logan

Vocabulary


1. font- the typeface or design of a set of characters (letters, numerals, symbols, and punctuation marks), such as Times New Roman
2. font size- the size of text characters, measured in units called points; a point is equal to 1/72 inch.
3. point- a unit of measure used for fonts and row height. one inch equals 72 points, or is equal to 1/72nd of an inch
4. theme- a predefined set of colors, fonts, and line and fill effects that can easily be applied to an Office document and give it a consistent, professional look
5. drop cap- a large dropped initial capital letter that is often used to set off the first paragraph of an article

Procedures


This is used to change your font and font size. The top arrow is what you click to make them all appear. The ones at the very top are the default fonts. The ones under that are the ones that you have currently used and the other ones are the list of all the fonts on your computer

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A drop cap is a device that allows you to change the caps of a certain letter and make it just how big you want it. It allows you to adjust how big the first letter of one of you sentences is. It really just makes something sound important.

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Notes


3 basic types of fonts:
  1. Serif-little line on a character (good for reading on a piece of paper) s example
  2. Sans serif-no lines
  3. Script- looks like handwriting

1-2-3-5-8-13-21-34 (font formula AKA-Fibonacci formula) get it by adding the two previous numbers together, find this formula all in nature (use this equation to come up with different font sizes to put together so they look perfect together)
You can use 12=20 estimate what number it comes before and after

3 relationships of fonts:
  1. Concordant: harmony (one typeface, not much variety in style, size, weight, etc.) ex: wedding invitations or a business letter
  2. Conflicting: don’t look good together but they are similar (don’t pick 2 serif fonts together)
  3. Contrasting: san serif with serif (typically do these 2 together) or script font (this looks good) 21-san serif, 13-serif (print)

Typography-study of fonts

2 basic rules:
  1. don’t use more than 3 different typefaces in a single document
  2. when using different typefaces, make them distinct (not from the same group)

We read shape of letters so we read lower case faster than upper case
Emoticons express emotion ;)
IM speak shorten words – lol, j/k