Typesetter Interview Preparation Guide
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Typesetter based Frequently Asked Questions in various Typesetter job interviews by interviewer. These professional questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answers posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

26 Typesetter Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me can you work 40 hours a week?

More than 40 hours depending on pleasure of work.

2 :: Explain me how would your former employer describe you as Typesetter?

He simply call me "speed" it describe about my working skill.

3 :: What is hot metal typesetting?

The time and effort required to manually compose the text led to several efforts in the 19th century to produce mechanical typesetting. While some, such as the Paige compositor, met with limited success, by the end of the 19th century, several methods had been devised whereby an operator working a keyboard or other devices could produce the desired text. Most of the successful systems involved the in-house casting of the type to be used, hence are termed "hot metal" typesetting. The Linotype machine, invented in 1884, used a keyboard to assemble the casting matrices, and cast an entire line of type at a time (hence its name). In the Monotype System, a keyboard was used to punch a paper tape, which was then fed to control a casting machine. The Ludlow Typograph involved hand-set matrices, but otherwise used hot metal. By the early 20th century, the various systems were nearly universal in large newspapers and publishing houses.

4 :: What is SGML and XML systems?

The standard generalized markup language (SGML) was based upon IBM Generalized Markup Language (GML). GML was a set of macros on top of IBM Script.

The arrival of SGML/XML as the document model made other typesetting engines popular. Such engines include RenderX's XEP, Datalogics Pager, Penta, Miles 33's OASYS, Xyvision's XML Professional Publisher (XPP), FrameMaker, Arbortext, YesLogic's Prince, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. These products allow users to program their SGML/XML typesetting process with the help of scripting languages. Some of them, such as Arbortext Editor and XMetaL Author, provide attractive WYSIWYG-ish interfaces with support for XML standards and Unicode to attract a wider spectrum of users.

5 :: Explain me what did you like and dislike about your previous job?

I like to submit the job to client and fulfill there satisfaction in quality, I dislike the uniform process.

7 :: Tell us have you done this kind of work before?

Yes in its various forms, I frequently make documents for myself and for glacier jewelry design.

8 :: Tell me what do you know about our company ABC?

I don't know anything much but typesetting is the job I am looking for.

9 :: What is digital era?

The next generation of phototypesetting machines to emerge were those that generated characters on a cathode ray tube. Typical of the type were the Alphanumeric APS2 (1963), IBM 2680 (1967), I.I.I. VideoComp (1973?), Autologic APS5 (1975), and Linotron 202 (1978). These machines were the mainstay of phototypesetting for much of the 1970s and 1980s. Such machines could be "driven online" by a computer front-end system or took their data from magnetic tape. Type fonts were stored digitally on conventional magnetic disk drives.

10 :: Explain me what is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Typesetting Machine Operator?

My greatest strength is my ability to be critical and analytical. This is helpful for typesetting because you'll often have to be critical about pre-formed layouts, what should and shouldnt be come to the forefront of a document etc.