Writing with a Computer

Writing with a Computer

by Michael Palmquist, Donald Zimmerman, Mike Palmquist
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205274870

ISBN-13: 9780205274871

Pub. Date: 09/11/1998

Publisher: Pearson Education

The computer age has accelerated the pace of communication and thought in a permanent and global way, altering the way all individuals write and disburse information. Relying on the computer as their primary tool, many writers have optimized the process of writing, editing, and revising documents. Providing clear guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of modern…  See more details below

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The computer age has accelerated the pace of communication and thought in a permanent and global way, altering the way all individuals write and disburse information. Relying on the computer as their primary tool, many writers have optimized the process of writing, editing, and revising documents. Providing clear guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of modern word processors and operating systems, Writing with a Computer emphasizes how computers can help serve the needs of writers This is the first book to emphasize how computers help people write more effectively and efficiently. It recognizes that the majority of word processor users only take advantage of about 10% of the functionality of most modern word processors. The book therefore helps readers explore how other functions of word processors can help them write better and faster. Its primary goal is to explore how technology can support the range of composing and information-gathering processes that writers use to create new documents. It focuses on how computers help writers generate ideas; collect and evaluate information; draft, review, revise, and edit text; and design documents.. For professional and technical writers, instructors of writing, and anyone interested in improving their writing and technological skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205274871
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/11/1998
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Making Your Computer Part of Your Writing Process1
Ch. 2Editing43
Ch. 3Improving Format, Layout, and Document Design69
Ch. 4Gathering Information Online93
Ch. 5Finding Writing Support Online131
Ch. 6Writing Faster with a Computer143
Ch. 7Organizing Your Computer's Desktop172
Ch. 8Creating a Writing Environment187
Ch. 9Keeping Your Computer Healthy207
Ch. 10When Disasters Strike - Solving Computer Problems224
App. AGlossary of Terms238
App. BWord Processing Commands245
App. CWriting with Older Computers248
App. DReference Works and Style Guides251
References254
Index255

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