The Mac is Not a Typewriter Second Edition

The Mac is Not a Typewriter Second Edition[Ebook] ➥ The Mac is Not a Typewriter Second Edition Author Robin P. Williams – PC users can now learn Robin Williams' secrets for creating beautiful professional looking type In less than 100 pages this book explains both the principles and the logic behind the techniues develop PC users can now learn Robin is Not ePUB ´ Williams' secrets for creating beautiful professional looking type In less than pages this book explains both the principles and the logic behind the techniues developed for professional typesetting Covers punctuation leading special characters The Mac Kindle - kerning fonts justification and Includes special appendices on Windows WordPerfect Word and Ventura. If you're still putting two spaces after a sentence read this book immediately This tiny book is a perfect companion to Lynn Truss's Eats Shoots Leaves It picks up where Ms Truss leaves off answering uestions many of us sticklers didn't even know we had about the difference between a hyphen and a dash or tabs and indents and how many spaces to use between sentences The appendices provide an excellent reference to the ascii codes for unusual characters as used by various word processors An invaluable tool for anyone using type in design or anyone who cares that their documents now almost exclusively created on computer hold up to the standards of the good old days Give as present to Art Director friends If I could I would give everyone I meet a copy of this gem Read it Live it Your writing and your readers will thank you for it Two prereuisites for getting the most out of this book 1 A computing machine of much antiuity or a Mac if Macs have kept the same keystrokes since 1990 2 A thick skin as author Robin Williams could easily be described as a disgruntled junior college professor who has graded one too many bad papers The book is laced with sarcasm with which I am annoyed but also admire simultaneously Bottom line if you crossed her grammatically on the street she would challenge you to a rumble But you probably wouldn't find her on a street as she's too busy kerning textMy jesting aside the book is very helpful She discusses common grammatical errors as well as how to present your papersheadingspages in a way that is aesthetically pleasing Some of the information is extremely dated since it was published nearly 20 years ago I believe Macs presently have than 5 or so fonts but the basic rules are still applicable and ones on which many of us could use a refresher I also feel very strongly that every textinternet language obsessed teenager should be reuired to read itMy criticism I'm all for correct grammar usage but I do think it's something people can take too far The judging oh the judging For instance I'm paranoid about all of the errors I've made in this review alone which I don't think is something I should be wasting energy over Yes I still get embarrassed than the average person probably when I discover I've made an obvious mistake but there are people who take it way too far Unless someone is paying me I find going over letter spacing with a fine toothed comb to be a waste of what little time I have in this life That's what peer review and editors are for A great book for those in design and those not 55 stars what i liked Yet again I am having great luck with books I have to read for class This was one that I had to read for my typography course It teaches you basically everything you have to know about type on a Mac in inDesign It was extremely helpful and even now I notice things I never noticed before when looking at type I literally only want to point out people's mistakesI like how this was written in a way that absolutely everyone can understand If you've worked with type before or if you haven't then you're going to get something out of this book and be able to understand everythingThe shortcuts The appendix is so helpful I will probably end up making a copy of the pages to put in my binder for class and keep one by my computer for when I do homeworkHonestly everyone needs a copy of this book It's extremely helpful and I bet you'll learn something new I recently re read this book and was reminded how fabulous it is Along with Williams' other works including The Non Designer's Design Book and the Non Designer's Type Book this is essential reading for anyone who works on newsletters and other print materials but is not professionally trained These books are some of the most clearly written helpful practical and informative books I've ever read Note if you're a Mac person you should read The Mac is Not a Typewriter instead I read the earlier edition of this book when I first transitioned from typewriter to computer and Macs happened to be my introduction to the world of computing There are lots of great tidbits in here from the proper use of uotations and dashes to combining fonts and making sure your document is readable with them It's presented very well so that it is easy to follow and to find your way to the information you need The best little book I have ever seen offering so much information and inspiration for the crafting of better writing Very informed and credible author who knows her semicolons really well very few do And she makes it all very interesting while pointing out mere typing is not good writing This reference book should be on everyones desk I believe we have all become a little lazy with type punctuation etc This book has all the little things that make for professional writing summed up in an easy to find manual

The Mac is Not a Typewriter Second Edition eBook Ò
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Mac is Not a Typewriter Second Edition
  • Robin P. Williams
  • English
  • 25 February 2016
  • 9780938151494