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Text Greeking

After all this talk about making text look better on the screen and on your printed output, you probably need a break from type. Let's talk about how to make type go away.

Designers have long worked with a concept known as greeking. Greeking is a method of drawing gray bars to represent blocks of text, rather than taking the time to image them all on the screen. QuarkXPress can greek text under a specific size limit, which you can define on the General tab in the Preferences dialog box (Command-Y). While the default value for text greeking is 7 points, you can set it anywhere from 2 to 720 points.


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