Processing Text and Images 01
Many publications have rules about layout called house style.

Processing Text and Images 01

This KS3 ICT quiz looks at processing text and images. Layout is important when processing text and images. All that raw data on the computer needs to be turned into something attractive, such as a glossy magazine. Word processing, desktop publishing and images come into play. At school, you will usually have been allowed to use whatever layout and fonts that you like. This enables you to find out for yourself how software works by trial and error and to see what looks best on paper. Professionally produced magazines and newspapers have a set of rules called the house style. This gives the magazine a consistent appearance.

A magazine is usually produced using desktop publishing software. There are many different brands but they have certain functions in common, depending on the operating system. Many schools, possibly even your own, will use computers and tablets based on the Windows® operating system. On Windows machines, whatever text processing software you use, generally two mouse clicks will highlight a single word and three clicks will highlight a sentence. Other common keyboard shortcuts include ctrl-C to copy and ctrl-V to paste.

Which is not a feature of a magazine's layout style?
Font style
This usually occurs within the layout of the front cover
Many publications have rules about layout called what?
Home style
House style
Layout style
Publication style
Writers and contributors need to follow these very carefully otherwise the editor will return their work and they will have to alter it
House style rules exist .......
because the owner is a control freak
because there is a law governing publications
in order to attract buyers
in order to maintain a consistent identifiable look
This is called branding and is partly used to appeal to a specific audience e.g. teenagers would find most adult magazine layouts 'boring'!
The most suitable software for writing magazine text is .......
a desktop publishing suite (DTP)
a graphics suite
a speech synthesis application
a word processor application
It is important to use the right software for the task. The magazine layout is usually done by a sub-editor who receives the articles from writers who have used word processing software. The sub-editor copies the text, adds in the images and formats the writers' work using desktop publishing software
Selecting text in a document for editing involves .......
cutting and pasting the text
dragging the text
emboldening the text
highlighting the text
If you have highlighted text, it is replaced by whatever you type next or you can format it
How can you highlight a single word with a mouse?
Place the mouse cursor over the word and click once
Place the mouse cursor over the word and click twice
Place the mouse cursor over the word and click three times
You cannot highlight a single word just by clicking
It's a very useful shortcut
How can you highlight a group of words with a mouse?
Place the cursor at the end of the group, right click and drag
Place the cursor at the end of the group, right click twice
Place the cursor at the start of the group and right click
Place the cursor at the start of the group, left click and drag
Click and drag means that you can highlight sections of text precisely
Which keyboard shortcut will cut a highlighted word?
Ctrl A
Ctrl C
Ctrl Q
Ctrl X
If you decide that what you have changed is not as good as what was there before, Ctrl Z will take you back
Which keyboard shortcut will copy a highlighted word?
Ctrl C
Ctrl V
Ctrl W
Ctrl Z
This works in most windows programs and saves you opening a menu and clicking on the option to copy
What is a font?
A character style
A page layout
A page style
A type of fountain
Using too many different fonts on a page is a disaster - it looks awful and is harder to read
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Presenting information on computers

Author:  Duncan Daish

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