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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:

Desktop Publishing

Clipat, Icons, and Images

Tools

DTP

  • PDFzone.COM, "is your online hub to all things Acrobat & PDF"
  • PlanetPDF, PDF and Acrobat info, articles. news, links, and resources

FrameMaker

Microsoft Word

  • Archives of the Word-PC mailing list, browse the mailing list archives by month or search them. A lot of very good information passes through this list.
  • 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Word, by Bill Coan, topics include: documents and templates, headers and footers and page numbers, find-and-replace, Word’s 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.
  • Microsoft Worf FAQ, 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 applications.
  • WordTips, a free weekly newsletter. Site also has some online tips but you need to subscribe to get all of them.

Graphics

Typography and Fonts

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