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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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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 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
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
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
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
Desktop Publishing

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desktop publishing tools
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
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
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
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
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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