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Mac is not a typewriter, The

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Mac is not a typewriter, The


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  • Copyright 1990
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-938151-31-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-938151-31-9

One of the most popular Macintosh books ever published (over 300,000 now in print), The Mac is not a typewritercovers the top twenty things you need to know to make your documents look clean and professional: em dashes, curly quotes, spaces and indents, white space, etc. It's a primer that novices can pick up quickly, and that pros can keep going back to. Winner of the 1991 Benjamin Franklin Award, Computer Book Category.

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Table of Contents


 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. Fonts.

11. Tabs & Indents.

12. Widows & Orphans.

13. Hyphenations & Line Breaks.

14. Leading, or Linespace.

15. Justified Text.

16. Hanging the punctuation.

17. Serif and Sans Serif Fonts.

18. Combining typefaces.

19. Miscellaneous.

20. Quiz.

Appendix A: Compendium of rules-a checklist.

Appendix B: List of most commonly-used special characters and accent marks.


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