Description of a Dummy Page


This article explains what is a dummy page, in this case, related to Yellow Pages. 



  • Dummy pages are usually small versions of an entire page, although they may be full-size versions of a small publication. The sheet is divided by grid lines which are a set of non-printing lines that help editors and designers guide placement of elements. 
  • For instance, many magazines and newsletters publish on eight-and-one-half-by-eleven-inch paper, and have a three-column grid:
    Three column grid.
  • Your elements will need to fit across one or more of these column divisions, and your copy goes down the divisions, column by column.
    Three column grid.
  • Tabloid-sized newspapers often use 5-column grids and broadsheet newspapers often use 6-column grids.
    five and six column grids.




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