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Roger C. Parker : Desktop Publishing & Design for Dummies

Author: Roger C. Parker
Title: Desktop Publishing & Design for Dummies
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Date: 1995-02-03
ISBN: 1568842341
Publisher: For Dummies
Latest: 2013/03/01
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Size: 7.2 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches
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"A …For Dummies book from the foremost authority on desktop publishing and design is a dream come true." — Dan Gookin, Bestselling Author of DOS For Dummies® "Desktop Publishing & Design For Dummies provides the reader with all the basics for successful design in a simple, step-by-step manner." — Jill Robbins Israel, Editor-in-Chief, Technique Magazine

Includes Newsletter "How-To" Insert!

With all the desktop publishing software and books around, it seems like anyone can be a designer these days. But it's not so easy to whip up a well-designed brochure or newsletter without some guidance. Design guru Roger C. Parker reveals simple yet innovative techniques so you can create persuasive presentations, snazzy brochures, and informative newsletters — all without using an expensive design firm. Ask for IDG Books' …For Dummies® Books, the Fun and Easy Way to Find Out about Computers. Also look for IDG Books' PCs For Dummies®, 4th Edition, the fun and easy way to get started on your PC right away, and PageMaker® 6.5 For Dummies®, Internet Edition, the fast and friendly way to publish documents on the Web!

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Apply basic design building blocks to any of the popular desktop publishing and page layout programs
  • Choose the right computer hardware and software
  • Scan photographs and place them on your page
  • Take the mystery out of choosing the right typeface and type size for headlines, sub-heads, body copy, and captions
  • Effectively use color in your publications — and know what to avoid
  • Set up your files correctly to avoid service bureau hassles
  • Speak the language with a glossary of over 200 important design terms
  • Save time and money with numerous efficiency tips
  • Plus, a special insert that provides a step-by-step introduction to the process of creating a newsletter
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