ABTC 193 - Destop Publishing

This course is an introductory hands-on course designed to teach the student the advanced functions of word processing and the preparation of professional looking printed material. Such topics as publishing concepts and elements of page design, the production process of producing camera-ready copy, and the basic design principles and production techniques of a variety of printed mater are included.


Credits:  2


Hours: 20 (Lecture Hours 10; Laboratory Hours 10)


Successful completion of Word Processing I,
OR permission of the Dean


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:  

- Understanding the Desktop Publishing Process
- Introducing Microsoft Publisher 2010
- Preparing Internal Workplace Documents
- Creating Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards, and Press Releases
- Creating Personal Documents
- Creating Promotional Documents – Flyers and Announcements
- Creating Brochures and Booklets
- Creating Specialty Promotional Documents
- Creating Basic elements of a Newsletter
- Using Design elements to Enhance Newsletters
- Creating Web Pages and Forms


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the concepts of desktop publishing (DTP) and its uses
- Outline the components of a DTP system
- Discuss the advantages of using DTP software
- Use thumbnail sketches and publication planning checklists as aids in the planning of publications
- Be familiar with basic design and page layout concepts
- Use various typefaces, type styles, and fonts appropriately and effectively in a variety of different publications
- Utilize basic graphic enhancements including creating lines and shapes and the enhancement of them with shading, patterns, reverse type, layering, and drop shadows
- Ensure effective page layout and design when text and graphics are amalgamated
- Display text in columns, wrap text around graphics, and place graphics appropriately
- Create multi-page and specialty publications such as magazines and books, and folded and multi-panelled brochures and invitations
- Manipulate graphics, create and use styles and macros, and incorporate headers and footers in documents
- Incorporate the following design components into publications: readability, mood, audience appeal, simplicity, balance, proportion, focus, impact, unity, and consistency


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.