The PC is Not a Typewriter

The PC is Not a Typewriter Read XAB The PC Is Not A Typewriter XB Robin P Williams Bystricepodhostynem PC Users Can Now Learn Robin Williams Secrets For Creating Beautiful, Professional Looking Type In Less Than Pages, This Book Explains Both The Principles And The Logic Behind The Techniques Developed For Professional Typesetting Covers Punctuation, Leading, Special Characters, Kerning, Fonts, Justification, And Includes Special Appendices On Windows, WordPerfect, Word, And Ventura

  • 4.5
  • 955
  • English
  • 10 August 2017
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • 0938151495
  • The PC is Not a Typewriter
  • Robin P. Williams

10 thoughts on “The PC is Not a Typewriter

  1. Leslie says:

    This tiny book is a perfect companion to Lynn Truss s Eats, Shoots Leaves It picks up where Ms Truss leaves off, answering questions 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 This tiny book is a perfect companion to Lynn Truss s Eats, Shoots Leaves It picks up where Ms Truss leaves off, answering questions 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...

  2. Jaime says:

    If you re still putting two spaces after a sentence, read this book immediately.

  3. Jason Ashlock says:

    Give as present to Art Director friends

  4. Kathleen Sinnott says:

    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

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Two prerequisites for getting the most out of this book 1 A computing machine of much antiquity 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 yo Two prerequisites for getting the most out of this book 1 A computing machine of much antiquity 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 text.My jesting aside, the book is very helpful She discusses common grammatical errors as well as how to present your papers headings pages 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 havethan 5 or so fonts , but the basic rules are still applicable and ones on which many of us could use a...

  6. Krystianna says:

    A great book for those in design and those not 5 5 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 mistakes I like how this was written in a way that absolutely eve A great book for those in design and those not 5 5 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 cours...

  7. Kaye McSpadden says:

    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 ma...

  8. Tania says:

    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 ...

  9. Ram Ray says:

    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 wellvery few do And she makes it all very interesting while pointing out mere typing is not good writing.

  10. Nicole J says:

    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.

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