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One of the most popular Macintosh books ever written, The Mac is not a typewriter has been called the "Strunk and White of typography." Best-selling author Robin Williams's simple, logical principles for using type to produce beautiful, professional documents are as true now as they were when the original edition was published in 1989. This updated edition includes new examples and expanded information dedicated to the practical advice that made the first edition an enduring bestseller. Throughout, Robin shows you the small details that separate the pros from the amateurs: typographer versus typewriter quotation marks, en and em dashes, tabs and indents, kerning, leading, white space, widows and orphans, and hanging punctuation. If you prepare documents, you'll find The Mac is not a typewriter, Second Edition an indispensable guide. And those who read your documents will recognize the work of a pro, even if they don't know a curly quote from curly fries.

Synopsis:

A style manual for creating professional-level type on a Macintosh PC. It presents simple typographic advice for anyone who needs to prepare documents for print. This edition is updated and contains a revised fonts chapter to reflect developments in typography and software/hardware standards.

Synopsis:

One of the most popular Macintosh books ever published, The Mac is Not a Typewriter has been referred to as the "Strunk and White of typography." The revised edition continues in the tradition of the original by providing simple, logical principles for using type to produce beautiful, professional documents. It's updated to include a revised chapter on fonts and also reflects changes in software and hardware since the original edition published in 1990. Some topics include: real vs. generic quotation marks, en and em dashes, tabs and indents, kerning, leading, white space, widows and orphans, and hanging punctuation. Anyone who needs to prepare documents for print will find this guide indispensable. It's a primer that novices can pick up quickly, and that pros can keep going back to.

Synopsis:

Simple yet indispensable typographic advice is offered by a leading graphic design and typography expert. This edition has 20 new pages including a fonts chapter updated to reflect current typography and software/hardware standards.

About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of more than 20 best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Web Book, and Robin Williams Design Workshop and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the World Wide Web.

Table of Contents

Preface.

 1. One Space Between Sentences.

 2. Quotation Marks.

 3. Apostrophes.

 4. Dashes.

 5. Special Characters.

 6. Accent Marks.

 7. Underlining.

 8. Capitals.

 9. Kerning.

10. Tabs and Indents.

11. Widows & Orphans.

12. Hyphenations & Line Breaks.

13. Leading, or Linespace.

14. Paragraph Spacing.

15. Justified Text.

16. Hanging the Punctuation.

17. Serif and Sans Serif Fonts.

18. Combining Typefaces.

19. Numerals in Odd Places.

20. Miscellaneous.

21. On the Web.

22. Quiz.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Index.

Colophon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201782639
Author:
Williams, Robin
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Desktop Publishing - General
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Typography
Subject:
Desktop publishing
Subject:
Reference - Macintosh
Subject:
Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Digital Media - Desktop Publishing
Subject:
Graphic Arts - Typography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
562
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.195 in 177 gr

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"Synopsis" by , A style manual for creating professional-level type on a Macintosh PC. It presents simple typographic advice for anyone who needs to prepare documents for print. This edition is updated and contains a revised fonts chapter to reflect developments in typography and software/hardware standards.
"Synopsis" by , One of the most popular Macintosh books ever published, The Mac is Not a Typewriter has been referred to as the "Strunk and White of typography." The revised edition continues in the tradition of the original by providing simple, logical principles for using type to produce beautiful, professional documents. It's updated to include a revised chapter on fonts and also reflects changes in software and hardware since the original edition published in 1990. Some topics include: real vs. generic quotation marks, en and em dashes, tabs and indents, kerning, leading, white space, widows and orphans, and hanging punctuation. Anyone who needs to prepare documents for print will find this guide indispensable. It's a primer that novices can pick up quickly, and that pros can keep going back to.
"Synopsis" by , Simple yet indispensable typographic advice is offered by a leading graphic design and typography expert. This edition has 20 new pages including a fonts chapter updated to reflect current typography and software/hardware standards.
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