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Technical Layout and Design


The presentation of information has value that extends well beyond aesthetics; it can determine whether or not the contents are accessible and understandable to our readers.

Discover how the principles of page layout, typography and design can help you produce effective and readable technical documents. Put these principles into practice by designing technical documents using Microsoft Word®.

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By the conclusion of this course you will have:

  • Discussed basic design principles and design goals.
  • Applied the basic principles of design to existing documents.
  • Examined typography and its role in effective communication.
  • Practiced using typographic concepts to enhance the usability of a document.

The skills presented during this course are reinforced with practical hands-on exercises using both Microsoft Word®.

last updated: April 30, 2009
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