Topic 11-Desktop sotware publishing

Topic 11-Desktop sotware publishing

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Topic 11-Desktop sotware publishing

Communicating Documents

  • These are documents that are created using Desktop Publishing Software
  • They include:
  • Adding borders
  • Adding backgrounds
  • Changing font styles
  • Word art
  • Underline
  • Text rotation
  • Text alignment
  • Coloured text
  • Fill effect
  • Shading
  • Auto shape
  • Italics
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Topic 11-Desktop sotware publishing

  • Inserting clipart Spellchecker
  • Used to check the spelling of words in a document
  • Compares words entered with words in a dictionary
  • Highlights words that are spelt incorrectly
  • Suggests correct spelling Online thesaurus
  • Used for creative writing
  • Finds words with similar meanings (called synonyms)
  • Good for when you do not want to use the same word twice in a sentence Mail merge Used to produce personalized letter to lots of different people
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  • Uses a standard letter containing blanks
  • A data file of the variable information is used (usually containg names and addresses) Inserts the variable data into the blanks in each letter
  • Saves lots of time compared to producing the same letters without using mail merge Other software
  • There are a number of other types of software that can be useful in communications
  • For example:
  • Word processing software for writing letter and policy documents
  • Presentation software for creating presentations to customers or company directors
  • Spreadsheets software for keeping track of the finances of a business
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  • Database software for keeping deails of customers
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