Print Media


Basic (Level 1)

Design elements[1]

  • colour theory
  • line(align)
  • shape
  • texture
  • clarity(resolution & text)
  • scale (hierarchy of fonts)
  • CARP

Advanced (Level 2)

  • section breaks
  • templates.
  • footnotes and endnotes
  • multilevel bullets and numbering
  • a table of contents
  • reviewing tools
  • bookmarks and hyperlinking within the document
  • advanced[2] printing/page setup features (eg setup tprint as a booklet)
  • advanced font formatting (eg scaling, spacing, position).
  • custom styles / swatches / library / dictionary / etc
  • object linking and embedding (OLE)
  • Text tools
  • link/flow data[3]
  • threading
  • typography
  • indexing
  • drawing
  • Layout
  • master pages
  • colour management.
  • Guides
  • Linked Text
  • Master setting
  • Effects
  • Align – Objects

Complex (Level 3)

  • interactivity
  • form elements
  • chapters and sections
  • clipping paths
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • prepress
  • resolutions
Terms definitions
1. Design elements. Things that are part of what you consider when you design something. It can be something like colour, style, texture etc There can also be design elements relating to function – how something works – for example, efficiency, user-friendliness, consistency etc
2. advanced. In senior Technology programmes, the term “advanced” is used to identify curriculum level 7 (NCEA Level 2) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).
3. data. Raw facts or figures without context or meaning. e.g. 1, “Boris”, False