Design for Desktop Publishing
A Guide to Layout and Typography on the Personal Computer

Miles, John
Publisher:  Chronicle Books
Year Published:  1987
Pages:  104pp   Price:  $18.95   ISBN:  0-87701-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3521

The myth about "desktop publishing" is that it enables anyone to produce professional-looking printed materials. The reality is that if you didn't have the design skills to lay out a page before, you're not going to miraculously have them bestowed on you because you sat down in front of a computer. 'Desktop publishing' has the potential to enable users to produce printed materials more quickly and cheaply, but it can't make an expert out of a novice. The learning process is long and often painful. Design for Desktop Publishing is intended to help those who have been thrust in front of a computer screen with little or no knowledge of how to design a publication, as well as those who are more experienced but could still use a good reference beside them as they work. As a book like this had better be, Design for Desktop Publishing is well designed and easy to use. It is a clear and easy-to-consult guide to typefaces, page grids, rules and boxes, tab settings, and even paper and binding. Not least among its virtues is that it opens flat. A valuable resource.

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