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'File allocation table'. Part of a magnetic disk or optical
disk that stores information about how files are distributed
across the disk.
order to overcome the volume size limit of FAT16 while still allowing memory
DOS real mode code to handle the format, Microsoft decided to implement a newer
generation of FAT, known as FAT32, with 32bit cluster numbers, of which 28 bits
are currently used.
In everyday terms a 'file' is any collection of information
stored in such a way that it can easily be retrieved.
Films are produced by an imagesetter from the artwork.
They are used to produce the printing plates by a photochemical
process. There is one separated film for each ink used.
Any process that follows
the actual printing. Can include folding, creasing, stitching,
binding and the like.
Special computers or
computer programs that are set up on a network to prevent
intruders from stealing or destroying confidential files.
Flash is software for developing highly visual, interactive
content, and Internet applications that that can be deployed
across all major platforms and devices. The free Flash
player is now a standard in Internet Explorer and Netscape
('the fold' used in web design)
visible screen area of an average sized monitor that can
be viewed without the need to scroll.
(another name for Directory)
file container on a disk. Like a folder in a filing cabinet,
you can store related files in the same folder to help
organize your information.
technical term for what the rest of the world calls a
Colour Process Printing
most common system for producing full colour print. Originally
the artwork and originals were separated using filters
and four printing plates were produced.
The four ink colours are Cyan (Blue), Magenta (Red),Yellow
and Black - often referred to as CMYK. Because the inks
used are translucent, they can be overprinted and combined
in a variety of different proportions to produce a wide
range of colours.
The vast majority of magazines and colour books are produced
using four-colour process.
creative professional generating 80% to 100% of their
income from the sales of creative production or creative
(File Transfer Protocol)
most widely-used method of downloading and uploading (getting
and putting) files across an Internet connection.
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