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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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  1. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing o o W rking with Wrds

  2. 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  2001 Prentice Hall

  3. Formatting Characters A font is a size and style of typeface such as:  2001 Prentice Hall

  4. 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  2001 Prentice Hall

  5. 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  2001 Prentice Hall

  6. 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  2001 Prentice Hall

  7. 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  2001 Prentice Hall

  8. What Is Desktop Publishing? Desktop publishing includes: • Arranging text and graphics on pages • Typesetting and printing pages • Binding pages into a finished publication.  2001 Prentice Hall

  9. Desktop Publishing  2001 Prentice Hall

  10. Desktop Publishing Tools • Scanner Some of the desktop publishing tools include: • High resolution printer • Software such as: • QuarkXpress • Adobe PageMaker • Adobe InDesign  2001 Prentice Hall

  11. Editor Program • Programs that ONLY edit text---No formatting!! • Examples: • Windows: Notepad • Macintosh: Simpletext • Unix: emacs  2001 Prentice Hall

  12. Editor Program • Creates a “text” file • Windows file extension is .txt  2001 Prentice Hall

  13. Editing/formatting Programs • Editor • Simple word processor • Simpler, cheaper • E.g. Appleworks, Microsoft Works • Professional word processors • MS Word • Corel Word Perfect  2001 Prentice Hall

  14. Rich Text format • Text with only some formatting retained • Used to transfer files to a different word processor • Windows file extension is .rtf  2001 Prentice Hall

  15. 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  2001 Prentice Hall