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Type Alignment

Type Alignment

Author: Maria Tucker
Description:

In this lesson, you will be able to define and recognize type alignments and best practices for their use.

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Tutorial

Notes on "Type Alignment"


Citations

Image of Open Book, Public Domain


Image of Word Processor Margin, by Maria Tucker

Image of Margin Lines,by Maria Tucker

Image of Left Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Right Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Centered Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Justified Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Free Form Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Justified/left document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Formal vs Informal document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Right/Center Alignment document, by Maria Tucker

Image of Gospel Script, Public Domain


Image of In God We Trust Poster, Public Domain



TERMS TO KNOW
  • Justified Alignment

    Lines of type which are spaced to align along both a left and a right margin, creating a block.

  • Centered Alignment 

    Lines of type which are aligned along a central axis.

  • Right Alignment

    Lines of type which align to right margin and are ragged on the left.

  • Left Alignment

    Lines of type which are aligned to a left margin and ragged on the right.

  • Free Form

    Lines of type which do not appear to follow a strict justified or right, left or centered alignment.

  • Eye Flow

    The path of a viewer's eye.

  • Margins

    White space which frames the elements in a page layout.