The Mac is Not a Typewriter, Second Edition
||Author: Robin Williams|
List Price: $12.99
Our Price: Click to see the latest and low price
Publisher: Peachpit Press (17 April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 48,972
Average Customer Rating: 4.57 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Succinct reference for everyone.
Much has changed in the desktop publishing world in the eight years since the first edition of The Mac is Not a Typewriter but the basic rules for creating professional-level type have not. Prolific Mac writer Robin Williams updated her style manual to remind all of us of the importance of proper style in professional and personal communications. With only 80 pages, it is a quick read of common problems and mistakes including line spacing, quotation marks, apostrophes, dashes, underlining, capitals, tabs, spacing, justified text and includes two appendices summarizing rules and shortcuts. Inclusion of the history of typesetting and manuscript styling and her sense of humor transforms a rather dry, textbook-like subject into an interesting and fun read. Who doesn't use their computer to prepare documents? Though the title might not grab the attention of some readers, don't be fooled. Everyone can benefit from this style manual.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Buy this book!
Hands down, this is the most important computer book I have ever read.
Rating: 5 out of 5
If you have a Mac, you need this book.
This is a must have book. Why? Because a Mac and the typographic capabilities built right into it allow you, a regular person to create professional level documents and you need to learn a new set of rules. The typewriter is a horse of a completely different color. This books explains what your Mac can do, how to make your documents better and the rules of the road when it comes to creating much better documents. All in a fun and easy to read way. Enjoy your Mac even more with this book.
· The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition
· How to Boss Your Fonts Around (2nd Edition)
· Non-Designer's Scan & Print Book
· The Non-Designer's Type Book