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    • Revolution in Writing From Word Processing to Paperless Publishing
    • Topics
      • The Word Processing Process
      • The Wordsmith’s Toolbox
      • The Desktop Publishing Story
      • Tomorrow’s Word Tools
      “ I …cannot imagine now that I ever wrote with a typewriter.” Arthur C. Clarke, author and scientist
    • The Word Processing Process
      • Word processing involves the following steps:
        • Entering text
        • Editing text
        • Formatting & proofreading the document
        • Saving the document on disk
        • Printing the document
    • Entering Text
      • As you enter text using a word processor, your text is displayed on the screen and stored in the computer’s RAM.
      • Save your work periodically because RAM is not permanent memory.
    • Editing Text
      • Write and refine a document easily by:
        • navigating to different parts of a document
        • inserting or deleting text at any point
        • moving & copying text
        • searching and replacing words or phrases
    • Formatting Text
      • Formatting refers to how the words look on a page.
      • WYSIWIG (“What you see is what you get”)
        • What you see on the screen is a close approximation of what you will see on paper
      • Types of formatting:
        • Character
        • Line & Paragraph
        • Entire Document
    • Character Formatting
      • Characters are measured by point size with one point equal to 1/72 inch.
      20 pts 40 pts 80 pts 120 pts 200 pts A A A A A
    • All About Fonts
      • A font is a size and style of typeface.
      • Serif fonts have serifs or fine lines at the ends.
      Sans-serif fonts have plainer, cleaner lines. Arial
    • Paragraph Formatting
      • Formatting for paragraphs involve margin settings, line spacing, indents, tabs and justification.
    • Document Formatting
      • You can impact the appearance of an entire document through the following:
        • Style sheets
        • Headers and footers
        • Multiple columns
        • Automatic editing features
        • Table of Contents and Indexes
        • Conversion to HTML for web publishing
    • The Wordsmith’s Toolbox
      • Outliners and Idea Processors
      • Synonym Finders
      • Digital References
      • Spelling Checkers
      • Grammar and Style Checkers
      • Form Letter Generators
      • Collaborative Writing Tools
    • Outliners and Idea Processors
        • arranging information into levels
        • rearranging ideas and levels
        • hiding and revealing levels of detail as needed
      Outliners are effective at performing the following functions:
    • Synonym Finders Computerized thesaurus can provide instantaneous feedback for synonyms and antonyms.
    • Digital References
      • Dictionaries, quotation books, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs and other references are now available in digital form.
      • The biggest advantage of the electronic form is speed.
      • The biggest drawback is that quick copying may tempt writers to plagiarize.
    • Spelling Checkers
      • Spelling checkers compare words in your document with words in a disk-based dictionary.
      • Words may be flagged; you make the decision to ignore or change the spelling.
    • Collaborative Writing Tools
      • Groupware - software designed to be used by a workgroup
      • Provides for collaborative writing and editing
      • Tracks changes and identifies by the originator’s name
      • Compares document versions and highlights differences in documents
    • Grammar and Style Checkers
      • A grammar and style checker flags possible errors and makes suggestions for correcting.
      • It spots the following:
        • Spelling
        • Errors of context
        • Common grammatical errors
        • Stylistic foibles
    • Form Letter Generators
      • The Mail Merge feature in word processors generates personalized form letters and mailing labels.
        • Create a database with names
        • Create a form letter
        • Merge the database with the form letter to create a personalized letter
    • The Desktop Publishing Story
      • The process of producing a book, magazine or other publications includes several steps:
        • Writing text
        • Editing text
        • Producing drawings, photographs, and other graphics to accompany text
        • Designing a basic format for the publication
    • What is Desktop Publishing?
      • With modern desktop publishing technology, the production process can be accomplished with sophisticated tools that are affordable and easy to use.
        • Typesetting text.
        • Arranging text and graphics on images.
        • Typesetting and printing pages.
        • Binding pages into a finished publication.
    • Desktop Publishing Tools
      • Scanners transform photographs and hand-drawn images into computer-readable documents.
      • Page-layout software combine the various source documents into a coherent, visually appealing publication
        • QuarkXpress
        • PageMaker
        • Adobe InDesign
    • What does the future hold?
      • Despite predictions, written media isn’t going away.
      • Yet…
        • Electronic mail messages now out number post office deliveries of letters.
        • CD-ROM encyclopedias briskly outsell their paper versions.
        • The Internet provides for self-publishing to millions of users.
    • Tomorrow’s Word Tools
      • Word processors are growing in sophistication and absorbing the features of page-layout software.
      • Paperless electronic media will replace desktop publishing.
      • Groupware for writing and editing
      • Electronic dictation
      • Intelligent Word Processors
    • Electronic Books and Digital Paper
      • The electronic book , or ebook is a handheld device that can contain anything from today’s top news stories to lengthy novels.
      • Digital paper , or epaper is a flexible, portable, paper-like material that can dynamically display black-and-white text and images on its surface.
    • Electronic Dictation & Intelligent Word Processors
      • The bottleneck continues to be in the input side of desktop publishing systems.
      • For the future:
        • Speech-recognition software systems that can reliably recognize human speech.
        • Intelligent word processors that anticipate a writer’s needs, acting as an electronic editor or co-author.
    •