that contain enough detail to eliminate the chance of the reader
misunderstanding any of the data.
The stub contains the list of captions, on the lefthand side of the
table, describing each row of the table. Every stub line should have a
(d) Boxhead. The boxhead contains the captions (title) of the
vertical listings. Once you have selected the captions, you insert them
in the boxhead. Usually the boxhead is two lines larger than the
largest caption. This allows a space between the largest caption and
the lines of the boxhead. The boxhead should be two spaces wider than
the longest caption; again this allows for a space between the lines and
the start and end of the longest caption. When you place the captions
in the boxhead, center each in their respective box. When the caption
has two or more lines, you can use the pyramid or invert pyramid style
for these captions.
c. Lettering the Chart. Draw the necessary guidelines and apply
the lettering using any of the mechanical methods (Leroy or Wilco
lettering sets), or use prepared, pressuresensitive letters.
PART B LETTER GRAPHICPROJECTS
Freehand lettering is an art in itself requiring study and practice.
Lettering differs from handwriting. You draw letters using standard
forms and strokes. Even if your handwriting is not particularly good,
through practice you can draw good, legible letters. As a graphics
documentation specialist, it is extremely important for you to develop
and perfect your lettering skill, since this is one skill you use almost
No matter what type of graphic project you must work on, there are basic
steps you follow to produce effective, legible, and readable lettering.
To have effective lettering, you must produce legible letters. For
legible letters, you must have uniformity, proportion, and stability.
a. Letter Uniformity. The height, inclination, and spacing affect
the uniformity of lettering. When lettering a graphic project, all
lettering must appear the same when used in phrases, sentences, or
presentations. If the lettering for a project lacks uniformity, it
distracts from the eye appeal of the project and Often distracts the
reader of the intended message.
You cannot have one extended or wide letter when the other lettering
appears condensed or thin. Lettering a project in this