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An extension of TrueType, OpenType can also accommodate PostScript data, allowing fonts created in both formats to be converted. It also adds new features, notably vastly expanded character tables, allowing variants such as oldstyle numerals, small caps and even complete foreign alphabets to be included in a single font file, and automatic alternates, so a different letter shape or ‘glyph’ will be selected for a character depending on which characters come before and after it. continue reading excerpt
DTP software was conceived as a jack of all trades and master of none. You’d prepare your photos in Photoshop, illustrations in Illustrator and words in Word, then import them. These days, though, it’s increasingly feasible to do it all in InDesign. continue reading excerpt
The Apple Store is the perfect symbol of the company and products we’ve come to know and love: it’s gorgeous, shiny, enticing and impossible to ignore. But there are plenty more options, because Macs are available these days from a greater variety of outlets than ever before. So where should you shop, what should you choose, how can you buy it safely, and is there any way to shave a few quid off that exquisitely typeset Apple Store price tag? Read the full article in MacFormat issue 219, on sale now.
The trouble with being a Mac user is it lulls you into a false sense of security. It’s like what happens with snow. In most northern countries people aren’t surprised by it, and just trudge around looking resigned until it goes away again. Windows users have the same kind of relationship with stuff that fails to work, does the opposite of what they meant, or tells them to wait while the system restarts to complete installation of another essential update. continue