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The Pc is Not a Typewriter

The Pc is Not a Typewriter

by Robin Williams, Busch, Angela Williams
     
 

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Ever wonder why some type looks more professional, more sophisticated than other type? The answer lies in the techniques and rules developed for professional typesetting. Not surprisingly, those methods are far different than the training given in Typing 1A. This book not only lays down the principles governing traditional type, but explains the logic behind them.

Overview

Ever wonder why some type looks more professional, more sophisticated than other type? The answer lies in the techniques and rules developed for professional typesetting. Not surprisingly, those methods are far different than the training given in Typing 1A. This book not only lays down the principles governing traditional type, but explains the logic behind them. The original bestselling version, entitled The Mac is not a typewriter, received scores of rave reviews and won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association. Tailored specifically for users of IBM-compatible computers, this new edition will introduce thousands more to the secrets of beautiful, sophisticated pages.

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The first version of this book dealt with the Mac; now PC users have access to 20 short lessons on typography, with chapters on punctuation, leading, special characters, kerning, fonts, and justification. Also includes nine appendices that discuss how to create typographic symbols, foreign characters, subscripts, and superscripts in various software applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938151494
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Robin Williams has written numerous best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, and The Little iBook Book. Robin's down to earth style and refreshing sense of humor have helped hundreds of thousands of people to move forward with confidence in areas of design, digital typography, Web site development, and mastery of the computer. She has that rare talent for explaining confusing subjects with organized clarity, using layman's language, beautifully effective layout and design, and wonderfully obsessive indexes.

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