KS3 ICT Quiz - Processing Text and Images 04 (Questions)

This KS3 ICT quiz is all about processing text and images. Desktop publishing (also known as DTP) processes text and images. It combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) page layout software to create documents for printing. You could produce leaflets of different sizes, greetings cards, business cards, posters, magazines and even books if you wanted to. It is much better at these tasks than word processing software because you can control the layout very precisely. If you have ever tried to use word processing software for this purpose, you will have found that keeping everything exactly where you want it can be quite tricky.

When using DTP software correctly, the different elements are often created with other programs, saved as separate files and imported. Text is produced with a word processor and images in graphics software. It is possible to use the DTP program to enter text and manipulate images but that is less efficient. The layout is made using frames which can be positioned exactly aligned to a grid. They can be locked in place. The different elements are loaded into the frames and the text formatted as required.

1. Text in a DTP is usually created .......
[ ] directly from a database linked to the DTP software
[ ] in a CAD application and then exported to a DTP suite
[ ] in a spreadsheet and then imported into a DTP
[ ] in a word processor and then imported into a DTP suite
2. Images in a DTP are usually manipulated .......
[ ] directly in a DTP
[ ] in a graphics card and then imported into a DTP
[ ] in a graphics editor before importing into a DTP
[ ] in an image viewer and then transferred to a DTP
3. An advantage of DTP over word processing is .......
[ ] DTP applications are faster
[ ] DTP applications are more expensive to buy
[ ] DTP has greater control over page layout
[ ] DTP is what professionals use
4. DTP applications are 'frame based' which means .......
[ ] text and images are arranged on a framework
[ ] text and images are arranged on a grid
[ ] text and images are arranged on a grid called a 'frame'
[ ] text and images are contained in boxes called 'frames'
5. Frames can be dragged around .......
[ ] from one page to an adjacent page wherever you want
[ ] from one page to any other page wherever you want
[ ] No they can't! Frames are fixed in position once created
[ ] on the page they were created on but nowhere else
6. Which of these is not usually true of text frames?
[ ] Can be made in unusual shapes - not just rectangular
[ ] One frame can be on multiple pages of a document
[ ] Link together, so text flows from one frame to another
[ ] They can be positioned in columns on a page
7. Which is not a reason for creating a DTP template?
[ ] Creating a master copy of a page layout for repeated use
[ ] For a document which will only be used once
[ ] Maintaining a consistent look to related publications
[ ] To save time - new layout can be based on an existing one
8. Templates might be useful for creating what?
[ ] Flyers
[ ] Web pages
[ ] Newspapers
[ ] All of the above
9. Most DTP programs feature 'grids'. Grids are used .......
[ ] as a reference to place text, graphics and tables accurately
[ ] to create tables easily
[ ] to enable graphs to be drawn
[ ] to work out the coordinates of an object on the page
10. Some DTP programs allow the use of 'styles'. These .......
[ ] are designer looks - young, professional, glossy etc.
[ ] automatically make a publication look impressive
[ ] fix font type, size, colour etc. used for text with that 'style'
[ ] make text more interesting to read
KS3 ICT Quiz - Processing Text and Images 04 (Answers)
1. Text in a DTP is usually created .......
[ ] directly from a database linked to the DTP software
[ ] in a CAD application and then exported to a DTP suite
[ ] in a spreadsheet and then imported into a DTP
[x] in a word processor and then imported into a DTP suite
ICT is always a case of choosing the most appropriate software to carry out the task
2. Images in a DTP are usually manipulated .......
[ ] directly in a DTP
[ ] in a graphics card and then imported into a DTP
[x] in a graphics editor before importing into a DTP
[ ] in an image viewer and then transferred to a DTP
Image editing is best handled in specialist software
3. An advantage of DTP over word processing is .......
[ ] DTP applications are faster
[ ] DTP applications are more expensive to buy
[x] DTP has greater control over page layout
[ ] DTP is what professionals use
The different elements of a publication stay exactly where they have been placed so when you print the document, it looks how you intended it to be
4. DTP applications are 'frame based' which means .......
[ ] text and images are arranged on a framework
[ ] text and images are arranged on a grid
[ ] text and images are arranged on a grid called a 'frame'
[x] text and images are contained in boxes called 'frames'
Word processing software does not have these frames which is why it is so much more difficult to use it to layout a print publication
5. Frames can be dragged around .......
[ ] from one page to an adjacent page wherever you want
[x] from one page to any other page wherever you want
[ ] No they can't! Frames are fixed in position once created
[ ] on the page they were created on but nowhere else
This is what makes a DTP program so flexible
6. Which of these is not usually true of text frames?
[ ] Can be made in unusual shapes - not just rectangular
[x] One frame can be on multiple pages of a document
[ ] Link together, so text flows from one frame to another
[ ] They can be positioned in columns on a page
A frame can only be on one page, but frames on different pages can be linked. When you put the text into the first frame, if there is too much, it will automatically flow into the linked frame on a different page. You can link as many frames as you like
7. Which is not a reason for creating a DTP template?
[ ] Creating a master copy of a page layout for repeated use
[x] For a document which will only be used once
[ ] Maintaining a consistent look to related publications
[ ] To save time - new layout can be based on an existing one
No point creating one if it won't be used again!
8. Templates might be useful for creating what?
[ ] Flyers
[ ] Web pages
[ ] Newspapers
[x] All of the above
DTP software usually has built-in templates that you can use or you can create your own
9. Most DTP programs feature 'grids'. Grids are used .......
[x] as a reference to place text, graphics and tables accurately
[ ] to create tables easily
[ ] to enable graphs to be drawn
[ ] to work out the coordinates of an object on the page
You can hide or show the grid
10. Some DTP programs allow the use of 'styles'. These .......
[ ] are designer looks - young, professional, glossy etc.
[ ] automatically make a publication look impressive
[x] fix font type, size, colour etc. used for text with that 'style'
[ ] make text more interesting to read
All text with that 'style' will have a similar appearance