Desktop Publishing and Graphics
This is a list of resources related to desktop publishing and graphics.
I'm including things like icons and wallpaper in the graphics category.
This list has the following sections:
Clipat, Icons, and Images
- The Clip Art Connection
and JPEG cruncher, free ptimizer and compression tools
- Ideography Conrad Taylor's
Web site, interesting papers on typography and information design
- Icon Archive, 1000s
of free icons, comics, caps, buttons, bullets, bars, tips, and originals
- MediaBuilder, features
large collection of downloadable images, files, audio, and video clips
- Microsoft Office Clip Art and Media,
clipart and images for Microsoft Office applications
- PDFzone.COM, "is your online
hub to all things Acrobat & PDF"
- PlanetPDF, PDF and Acrobat
info, articles. news, links, and resources
- Carmen Publishing, sells
plug-ins and provides Framescript tips and scripts
- Designing Print
Documentation: FrameMaker 7.0 Tutorial, a FrameMaker 6 tutorial for
a technical communication course offered by Austin Community College
- FrameMaker and
Acrobat Resources at MicroType.com, large collection of tips and
resourcs. Their customized toolbars are especially useful.
- FrameMaker on Athena,
a FrameMaker tutorial for users at MIT
- FrameMaker Quick
Help, very good reference site compiled by Tim Murray. The Word
conversion and the FrameMaker issues and bug list are particularly
worth looking at.
- FrameMaker Tutorials,
produced by Mendem Concord Inc. They are Java applets and require
a version 4 browser, or later. (It does not work
with Mozilla, grrr...)
- FrameUsers.com, lots of
info about FrameMaker, one of the major FrameMaker sites, but badly
needs a design makeover.
- Free Framers.org,
contains links to InFrame
Magazine (no longer published) and the FreeFramers mailing list.
Henkel's FrameMaker page, includes a link to a lengthy (> 100
page) PDF file describing how he converted 15,000 pages of documents
from Word to FrameMaker.
- Notes on InDesign
2> as compared to FrameMaker 7, good lengthy comparison.
FrameMaker forum, web based message board for FrameMaker questions
of the Word-PC mailing list, browse the mailing list archives
by month or search them. A lot of very good information passes through
- Editorium Update,
excellent weekly newsletter about Microsoft Word. Several free macros
are available for download. They also sell add-ins for Word, mostly
products to make editing easier.
Asked Questions About Word, by Bill Coan, topics include: documents
and templates, headers and footers and page numbers, find-and-replace,
Words Draw layer, working with graphics, printing, customizing
Word, unexpected behaviour, and miscellaneous how-tos.
- The MS Word MVP FAQ Site,
a huge collection of tips, tutorials, and papers about Microsoft Word,
part of the larger Microsoft Valuable Professional MVP.org site. This is the largest and
best coleection of information about Word that I've seen anywhere
on the 'net. Recommended.
by Charles Kenyon.
- Microsoft Word Legal Users
Guide, a comprehensive guide to MS Word aimed at legal users,
lots of info on tables and numbering.
Download from the Microsoft site.
- Taming Microsoft
Word 2002, a book by Jean Weber, explaining how to make MS Word
work the way you want it to work. (The older Word 2000 and Word 97s
edition are also available.) If you use Word for documentation, you
NEED this book. You can download and pay for it online. Recommended.
- WOPR (Word Office Power Pack),
useful utilities for Word, also check out their excellent newsletters.
WOW-Woody's Office Watch is invaluable if you use MS Office
- WordTips, a free
weekly newsletter. Site also has some online tips but you need to subscribe
to get all of them.
Typography and Fonts
- Acidfonts, lots of free
fonts for PC and Mac, but be prepared for a lot of popup windows
- The Dingbat Pages, freeware
and shareware dingbat fonts
of Typography and Electronic Communications,
organized alphabetically as an encyclopedia, articles are short but
overall it's very detailed.
- FontFace, PC and Mac fonts
- The FontSite, good information
about typography, site appears to be a bit dated but the information
is still useful
- Font Mania, doesn't
appear to have been updated in a while, but there are lots of fonts
- Microsoft Typography,
information about fonts (mostly TrueType) and typography, also industry
- PC Fonts, links to lots of free font
sites, with ratings.
- TrueType Typography,
information about TrueType fonts
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