Job 4 Edit assignment results

Take a chance to review the comments on the Job 4 edit assignment from your classmates at  https://cios233.community.uaf.edu/2014/02/09/job-4-edit-project/

When I’m reviewing your documents this is my normal process:

  • Make sure I’m in Normal view
  • Show Hidden Characters – select from the Type menu
    This shows me if there are extra paragraph returns, multiple spaces, or extra tabs in your text frames. You’ll learn more about text in the new few lessons.
  • View menu – show guides
    I want to see where your margins are or where your text or graphic frames are located
  • Ruler Guides
    I use the horizontal and vertical ruler guides to see where things are lined up.
  • Links
    I look at your links to see what elements have been placed or embedded in the document. (not relevant for this job)
  • Paragraph Style and or Character Style
    I look at both of these to make sure there isn’t a little plus sign behind any of the styles. When I see this plus sign that means that there were alternations to the text itself that are not defined in the actual style.

Here is an image showing errors, many of which you picked up on. When I originally counted them up I must have counted each of the right side text frame margins as separate errors.

edit-errors-job4

And here is a video that explains the errors and how to fix them.

https://youtu.be/QY6NlbyUSYU

Job 4 Edits

For this week’s blog post you’ll be looking at an InDesign document (found in Job 4 in Blackboard) that needs to be proofread. The text is actually all ok, so don’t look for typos or grammar mistakes. You’ll be looking at the layout and how the designer put the document together. There are at least 12 errors that need to be addressed before going to print and you’ll need to look the document over and find them!

This is where JING will come in handy. If you already have a screen capture tool that you use to annotate a screenshot then continue to use that tool.

Review the attached document in InDesign. Find the errors that need to be pointed out to the original designer. For your blog comment, please capture three of the errors you found, highlight them in some way and tell what is wrong. if you know how to fix it add your suggestion. If you don’t, that is ok — we’ll some up with a solution as a class.

Please post this as a  comment  to my this post. You’ll only be able to post one picture at a time so you will have to make multiple comments. (Sorry about how klunky that is, I’m looking for another wordpress plug-in that might work better).

Fall 2014 – Welcome

Welcome to CIOS 233 – Desktop Publishing with Adobe Indesign! To get started be sure to read through the syllabus and course schedule to get familiar with how the course will be run. More detailed information can be found in the Blackboard site at  classes.uaf.edu.

First assignment is due on Sunday, Sept 7  — its an introductory survey to help me get to know you a little better.

Looking forward to a fun semester!

Job 4 Edit Project

For this week’s blog post you’ll be looking at an InDesign document (found in Job 4 in Blackboard) that needs to be proofread. The text is actually all ok, so don’t look for typos or grammar mistakes. You’ll be looking at the layout and how the designer put the document together. There are at least 12 errors that need to be addressed before going to print and you’ll need to look the document over and find them!

This is where JING will come in handy. If you already have a screen capture tool that you use to annotate a screenshot then continue to use that tool.

Review the attached document in InDesign. Find the errors that need to be pointed out to the original designer. For your blog comment, please capture three of the errors you found, highlight them in some way and tell what is wrong. if you know how to fix it add your suggestion. If you don’t, that is ok — we’ll some up with a solution as a class.

Please post this as a  comment  to my this post. You’ll only be able to post one picture at a time so you will have to make multiple comments. (Sorry about how klunky that is, I’m looking for another wordpress plug-in that might work better).

Collecting things that inspire you

Everyone finds inspiration in different places but all designers should have a place where they store these gems that can be referenced and reviewed when needed. When you find you are using the same layout for projects, or your layout design isn’t working, it is best to have a place you can go back to for ideas. Often referred to in the past as a clip file, keeping examples of produced flyers, cards, brochures, or other designs that you like is a resource to have when you have a design block. Finding a place to store and collecting things that inspire you is a personal choice for what works best for you and your workflow. You might use some kind of curation tool like Scoop.it or Pinterest, or you might use a tool like Evernote or Dropbox to collect artifacts. You might even print things out and put them in a file (but for purposes of this class you’ll have to share some kind of electronic document)! Here are some considerations you might consider if you aren’t already using  something to help with curation:

  • accepts multiple file types (links, pdfs, images, etc.)
  • ability to share with others either publicly or privately
  • free or financially manageable
  • available via multiple devices (computer, phone)
  • ability to add some kind of annotation or comment so I remember why I wanted to save it.
  • ability to tag or categorize

Here are some examples of places where I curate:

I have a Scoop.it account  https://www.scoop.it/t/graphics-fonts-and-design  where I can put things as I find on the internet. Other Scoop.it users can suggest additions to me and I can add them or not. If you’d like to try Scoop.it, feel free to make suggestions for me to add.

I haven’t used Pinterest very much beyond setting up an account a couple years ago. So I’ll be trying Pinterest out for this semester. Here is my Inspiration board:  https://www.pinterest.com/hcolson/inspiration-for-design/

I have an Evernote account which is synched with my computer, online from any computer, my phone and my iPad where I can put things. I can create individual places to specific types of inspiration and I can tag things for easier access.

I have a Dropbox account that I share with co-workers where we all put examples of things that we like or want others to consider for future projects. Whatever tool you use for collection, sharing things that inspire you with the class will provide opportunities to expand our own personal experiences.

Week 1 Inspiration

Post something here that inspires you or if you’re already curating, let the class know where to look. If you aren’t currently curating or am not ready to committed to trying something for the semester, that’s OK. You can always change your mind!

Spring 2014

Welcome to CIOS 233 – Desktop Publishing with Adobe Indesign! To get started be sure to read through the syllabus and course schedule to get familiar with how the course will be run. More detailed information can be found in the Blackboard site at classes.uaf.edu.

First assignment is due on Sunday, Jan 19 — its an introductory survey to help me get to know you a little better.

Looking forward to a fun semester!

What font are you?

Here is a fun little game to help determine which font you might me. Since we are talking about typography this week, check out this quiz and let the class know the results.

quizilla.teennick.com/quizzes/970830/what-font-are-you-standard-fonts

If that game doesn’t come out with the results you like, create your own font at this website:  https://www.myscriptfont.com/. For the font type, select Open Type Font. this style is more versatile. If you try it out, post an example!