Desktop Publishing with Style
A complete guide to design techniques and new technology for the IBM PC and Compatibles

Will-Harris, Daniel
Publisher:  And Books
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  448pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-89708-162-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3520

Abstract:  DESKTOP PUBLISHING WITH STYLE is a rarity among computer books: it's thorough, intelligent, well-written, and enlivened with humour. Will-Harris begins by explaining the basics of publication design, and devotes a substantial portion of the book to a wide variety of examples of printed materials, explaining how they were created, and discussing right and wrong ways of designing printed materials. He then moves on to evaluating the most popular programs in considerable detailing, explaining the criteria he uses in evaluating them, and what he likes and dislikes about them. He looks not only at page composition programs, but also graphics programs, word processing programs, utilities, as well as popular models of laser printers. The discussion is informative, but equally importantly it shows the reader how to think about and plan for "desktop publishing". An excellent resource.