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Text Processing. Early Text Editors. Programs to enter text Line editors EDLIN !!! Display and correct one numbered line at a time Had to know the codes 3 d, or 5 e Screen based editors Display several lines, but only ASCII no formatting Examples pico, emacs, Windows Notepad.

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Early Text Editors

  • Programs to enter text

    • Line editors EDLIN !!!

      • Display and correct one numbered line at a time

      • Had to know the codes 3 d, or 5 e

    • Screen based editors

      • Display several lines, but only ASCII

      • no formatting

  • Examples

    • pico, emacs, Windows Notepad


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Word processing

  • Combine editing and formatting

  • Wang, Inc.

    • Company founded to build special purpose word processors

  • WordStar

    • First microcomputer work processor

    • Released in 1979


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Was NOT WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get

What you see on the screen

This is ^Bbold^b and this is ^Uunderlined^u and ^Llarge^l text.

What is actually printed

This is bold and this is underlined and large text


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Behind the scenes of WYSIWYG in WordPerfect




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Formatting Characters

Character size is measured in points, with one point equal to 1/72 inch.

200 pts

120 pts

80 pts

40 pts

20 pts



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Formatting Characters

A font is a size and style of typeface such as:





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OLE: Object Linking and Embedding



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Intelligent Word ProcessorsScript to Characters

Howdy


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Large Document Formatting

Automatic index, table of contents

  • Headers/footers

  • Styles for consistency

Footnotes

Pagination, Top, bottom, every other page


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Outline Feature

  • To do Today

    • Pay bills

      • Visa

      • Insurance

    • Call Phred

    • Write Mom

  • To do Tomorrow

    • Study for 107 test

    • Get date for Saturday


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Mail Merge

Merged Letters

Form Letter


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Spell Checking

  • Electronic dictionary (100,000 and more entries is common)

  • Expandable and tailorable

  • Binary search tree organization gives efficiency



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Desktop Publishing

Storyboard

Word Processing

Large Documents

Master Pages

Chained Frames

Kerning

Graphics Manipulations


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Recent word processors

Hey! How about a UNCA Basketball Scholarship?

  • Graphics


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Recent word processors

  • Graphics

  • Tables


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Recent word processors

  • Graphics

  • Tables

  • Word Art

Word Art


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Recent word processors

  • Graphics

  • Tables

  • Word Art

  • Special Symbols


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Recent word processors

  • Graphics

  • Tables

  • Word Art

  • Special Symbols

  • Columns


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Recent word processors

Charles Massey

RH 22

UNCA

  • Graphics

  • Tables

  • Word Art

  • Special Symbols

  • Columns

  • Macros

Sub MyAddress()

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' MyAddress Macro

' Macro recorded 10/23/2005 by Charles Massey

Selection.TypeText Text:="Charles Massey"

Selection.TypeParagraph

Selection.TypeText Text:="RH 22 "

Selection.TypeParagraph

Selection.TypeText Text:="UNCA"

End Sub


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Tomorrow’s Word Tools:Web Publishing

  • Electronic mail now outnumbers post office deliveries of letters

  • CD-ROM encyclopedias outsell their paper counterparts

  • The Internet offers mass publishing possibilities

Although printed material may not go away any time soon, consider this:


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Electronic Books

  • Students will download textbooks rather than carry them from the bookstore

  • Updates will come via the Internet

  • Downside is that you cannot pass it on to someone else like a book because of Digital Rights Act

  • Example: eBooks.comAmazon.com

  • eBook Devices

Recent technology encourages the future of electronic books:


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Intelligent word processors use artificial intelligence to assist the user in creating, editing, and finalizing a document.

Speech-recognition software uses your voice to execute commands and input words into a word processor.

This software has much improved, but still has weaknesses.

Electronic Dictation andIntelligent Word Processing


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