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Agate Line

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:34 am

In desktop publishing and word processing, it is the term used to describe a standard print advertising space, commonly used in newspaper adverts. An agate line is one column wide by one agate in depth, or 1/14 of an inch. As the column width varies by publication, the agate line is not an absolute size.