Do serifs, sans serifs, glyphs, ligatures, leading, tracking, kerning make any sense to you? If you’re also as confused as I am, you just reached the right place.  I have attempted to condense some of the information relating to Typography into a single page document, that can be used as a ready-reckoner for newbie Typographers. I am posting version 1.0 of this project on my blog.

The PDF file is here.

What’s even better is that I’ve even mapped these terms to the features in Adobe Illustrator, so that you can apply this information right away!

Take a print, Save the PDF, Share it with your friends. Feel free to use it whichever way you want. If this really helps you, share your experience with us.

Can you help me make this better. Let me know how. Post a comment.

PDF Portfolios using Adobe Acrobat

Technical Documents don’t exist in isolation. As we are all aware, the norm of the industry is documentation sets. A documentation set contains multiple documents, each with different pagination, formats, page sizes, and any other complexities that you can add to the mix. The only factor that unifies these documents is that they are usually located in the same directory folder; at times the folder is zipped.

There is nothing inherently wrong in collecting all the documents and putting them in a folder named “documentation.” But it lacks the WOW factor. Seriously, how glamorous can a text or HTML file be? Even a PDF with multimedia content, cool 3D models, and what not?

Can we delight the user with engaging experiences while delivering technical documentation? Moreover, can we also deliver enhanced functionality and flexibility to the user? The answer is yes – PDF Portfolios using Adobe Acrobat.

An article that I co-wrote with Suhas, gives you a snapshot of what’s possible, and why Portfolios make sense. This article was written for, and published in  Indus, STC India Chapter’s newsletter. See

Let me know what you think.