The Mac is Not a Typewriter

The Mac is Not a Typewriter

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by Robin Williams
     
 

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One of the most popular Macintosh books ever written, The Mac is not a typewriter has been called the "Strunk and White of typography." Best-selling author Robin Williams's simple, logical principles for using type to produce beautiful, professional documents are as true now as they were when the original edition was published in 1989. This

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One of the most popular Macintosh books ever written, The Mac is not a typewriter has been called the "Strunk and White of typography." Best-selling author Robin Williams's simple, logical principles for using type to produce beautiful, professional documents are as true now as they were when the original edition was published in 1989. This updated edition includes new examples and expanded information dedicated to the practical advice that made the first edition an enduring bestseller. Throughout, Robin shows you the small details that separate the pros from the amateurs: typographer versus typewriter quotation marks, en and em dashes, tabs and indents, kerning, leading, white space, widows and orphans, and hanging punctuation. If you prepare documents, you'll find The Mac is not a typewriter, Second Edition an indispensable guide. And those who read your documents will recognize the work of a pro, even if they don't know a curly quote from curly fries.

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School Library Journal
YA-- Using 19 short lessons, this concise, simple style manual directs a Macintosh user on how to produce professional quality manuscripts. Punctuation and grammar hints are coupled with instructions for manipulating the Mac to the writer's advantage. It is aimed at desktop publishers as well as novice writers seeking a polished look for term papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201782639
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
395,607
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Robin Williams is the author of more than 20 best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Web Book, and Robin Williams Design Workshop and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the World Wide Web.

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