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Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. o. o. W rking with W rds. A. A. A. A. A. 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. Formatting Characters.

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Word Processing and Desktop Publishing

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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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Formatting Characters

Serif Fonts are embellished with fine lines at the ends of the main strokes like these fonts:

Sans-serif Fonts have plain, clean lines like these:

Arial

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Outliners and Idea Processors

Outliners/Idea processors are effective when:

- Arranging information into levels

- Rearranging ideas

- Hiding and revealing levels of detail

- Used by visual thinkers

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Form Letters

Mail merge allows word processors to produce personalized letters and labels.

  • Enter names in a database

  • Create a form letter

  • Merge the two together

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Collaborative Writing Tools

Groupware is software designed to be used by a workgroup.

  • It often allows documents to be shared

  • It can keep track of a document’s history and editing changes

  • In MS Word see the reviewing tools

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What Is Desktop Publishing?

Desktop publishing includes:

  • Arranging text and graphics on pages

  • Typesetting and printing pages

  • Binding pages into a finished publication.

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Desktop Publishing

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Desktop Publishing Tools

  • Scanner

Some of the desktop publishing tools include:

  • High resolution printer

  • Software such as:

    • QuarkXpress

    • Adobe PageMaker

    • Adobe InDesign

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Editor Program

  • Programs that ONLY edit text---No formatting!!

  • Examples:

  • Windows: Notepad

  • Macintosh: Simpletext

  • Unix: emacs

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Editor Program

  • Creates a “text” file

  • Windows file extension is .txt

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Editing/formatting Programs

  • Editor

  • Simple word processor

    • Simpler, cheaper

    • E.g. Appleworks, Microsoft Works

  • Professional word processors

    • MS Word

    • Corel Word Perfect

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Rich Text format

  • Text with only some formatting retained

  • Used to transfer files to a different word processor

  • Windows file extension is .rtf

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Adobe Acrobat

  • Portable document format (PDF)

  • Displays documents same on screen as on paper

  • On any computer!

  • Windows file extension is .pdf

  • Acrobat Reader on most computers

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