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Designing Documents for Appearance

by Judy Dixon

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Note: This item is due in July 2022, but you can pre-order it now.

Using a Screen Reader to Create Eye-Catching Newsletters, Flyers, Certificates, and More

In 1 volume

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Technology writer Judy Dixon explores how to make visually-appealing documents using Microsoft Word, JAWS, and NVDA. Coverage includes basic design considerations such as balance, contrast, consistency, and color; formatting options such as fonts, text alignment, tables, headings, columns, and borders; visual elements such as text boxes, shapes, SmartArt, and WordArt; creating and modifying styles and templates; checking your formatting; sharing your work online; and much more.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
The Importance of Looking Good
About this Book

Chapter 1: Planning Your Document
Who Is the Audience?
How Will the Document Be Used?
Design Considerations
White Space
Balance
Focus
Directional Flow
Contrast
Consistency
Color

Chapter 2: Formatting Your Document
Typefaces and Fonts
Paragraphs
Orientation
Paper Size
Margins
Text Alignment
Headings
Columns
Tables
Sections
Lines
Borders and Shading
Themes

Chapter 3: Styles
What Is a style?
Style Controls in Word
Using Styles
Modifying Styles
Creating a New Style
Creating a Shortcut Key for a Style
Printing a Style Sheet

Chapter 4: Templates
What Is a Template?
Finding Templates
Exploring a Template
Modifying a Template

Chapter 5: Graphic and Other Visual Elements
A Word About Graphics in Word
Selecting and Moving Among Graphics
Making a Graphic In-Line with Text
Pictures
Text Boxes
Shapes
SmartArt
WordArt
Embellish a Bit with Emojis
A Few More Points

Chapter 6: Putting It All Together
Creating a Flyer
Creating a Certificate
Creating a Newsletter

Chapter 7: Assessing the Look of the Final Document
Using Screen Reader Hotkeys and Other Features to Verify Your Document
Checking Your Location on the Page
Checking Format
Checking Color
Checking Styles and Borders
Text Analyzer
Speech and Sound Schemes
Using the Word Status Bar to Provide Additional Information

Chapter 8: The Final Touches
Sharing the Document Online
Printing It Yourself
Getting It Printed Elsewhere

Appendices
Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Word
Appendix B: Keyboard Shortcuts for JAWS
Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts for NVDA