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Overview

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: 9/11/1998
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Making Your Computer Part of Your Writing Process 1
Ch. 2 Editing 43
Ch. 3 Improving Format, Layout, and Document Design 69
Ch. 4 Gathering Information Online 93
Ch. 5 Finding Writing Support Online 131
Ch. 6 Writing Faster with a Computer 143
Ch. 7 Organizing Your Computer's Desktop 172
Ch. 8 Creating a Writing Environment 187
Ch. 9 Keeping Your Computer Healthy 207
Ch. 10 When Disasters Strike - Solving Computer Problems 224
App. A Glossary of Terms 238
App. B Word Processing Commands 245
App. C Writing with Older Computers 248
App. D Reference Works and Style Guides 251
References 254
Index 255
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