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  • kemingMatters
    Reply to Building Grid Systems
    kemingMatters
    Rooster-bashing? Where?

    For the record, what you are referring to as text formatting is technically called text effects.

    There's less negativity here than elsewhere, unless by...
    Today, 05:47 PM
  • seamas
    Reply to Building Grid Systems
    seamas
    I don't think anyone was overly harsh or negative.

    You shouldn't leave just because of 1-2 posts....
    Today, 05:33 PM
  • Lokjutus
    Reply to Pease, identify these 2 typefaces (quite urgently, if possible)
    Lokjutus
    this is the first time on GDF I didn't get a requested font identification
    Today, 05:10 PM
  • PrintDriver
    Reply to New to this world of design
    PrintDriver
    That would be art rather than design. Graphic design conveys a message with a purpose.

    As for art, it's rather hard to tell the intent. I'm sure it speaks to you in some way.
    You seem...
    Today, 04:57 PM
  • GMRooster
    Reply to Building Grid Systems
    GMRooster
    "Photoshop would be the wrong tool for the job too, unless it's purely an illustration with a mixed color palette. Any black text would be converted to a rich black causing registration problems,...
    Today, 04:49 PM

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  • slug area

    hey

    I'm trying to teach my self indesign and I would like to know what the slug area is? And what's its purpose?

    This is probably such a basic question

  • #2
    The non-printable area of the document -- outside of the page. Where you put additional notes for the printer or file prepper.

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    • #3
      ok thanks

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      • #4
        Actually the slug area does get printed. It gets added to your document if specified. It is usually cut off in final trim.

        Very useful for generating proofs with a printed sign off box among other things.

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        • #5
          There's also some neat (but very expensive) slug plugs for ID that do all kinds of wonderful docket chasing things. Mac only as far as I can see.

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