28 page program for the Seventy-Fifth Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 7, 1988, including the location and dates of events, speakers' names and subjects and songs sung, and a list of graduates as well as scholarships and college honors. Traditions of commencement at Rice are included, as well as a list of the Board of Governors, Administration, and a map of the event layout in the academic quadrangle.
28 page program for the Sixty-seventh Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 10, 1980, including the location and dates of events, speakers' names and subjects and songs sung, and a list of graduates as well as scholarships and college honors. Also included are descriptions of Rice commencement traditions, members of the Board of Governors and administration, and a map of the event layout in the academic quadrangle.
(cont.) In this blurred area, a project/group-based curriculum can be developed to involve casual work areas that can fluctuate in size, based on the specifications of the project. Through the cultivation of this type of environment, the social energies of the students can begin to infect the rigid aspects of education in a positive way, thus creating an environment that is a mediated cross-fertilization of the social and the academic. The end goal is an involved type of learning that feeds off of the irrepressible social energies of the high school student.; "The present epoch will perhaps be above all other epochs of space. We are in an epoch of simultaneity: We are in an epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of near and far, of the side by side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersections with its own skin." -Michel Foucault' Social Network Theory suggests that aspects of quantum systems can effectively describe a constantly evolving invisible web of live information that is entirely contingent upon the varying degrees of trust and social interaction among a defined group of people. Despite traditional assumptions about social structure...
The purpose of this study is to develop a training module for integrating text, artwork, and
graphics into a page layout program. Currently, the information for successful integration
must be referenced from several sources. By having the key elements of integration in one
volume, users attempting to layout and/or design a publication using these programs will
be able to proceed quickly with fewer technical problems.
Rapid growth is predicted for computer-based tools in graphic design studios,
advertising agencies, and magazines which normally use computer design stations. These
computer design stations require proper training to be used cost effectively. Consequently,
training is important for firms investing in them.
For the types of publications produced by graphic design studios, advertising
agencies, and magazines, training is recommended by the author in the following five
areas: word processing, artwork, graphics, page layout, and integration of programs. The
manuals available for the individual programs were found to be adequate except in the area
of integration. The information was spread out over several manuals and tended to assume
more than entry level knowledge of computer vocabulary.
The goal of this project is to bring the integration information together into one
resource. Each stage of integration will be explained for a user who is not computer
literate. It is necessary to specify programs for the integration training module since
different programs have different requirements for integration. Programs were selected
based on popularity...
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of PostScriptgenerated
four-color halftones to halftones produced by traditional high-end
color systems. The quality issue is one that must be addressed before a
decision can be made to move magazine production onto a complete desktop
In moving layout and design functions onto a desktop publishing
platform, publishers can take advantage of PostScript as a page-description
language to electronically create complete pages. Electronic assembly would
eliminate the mechanical stripping step, allowing great reductions in prepress
There are two routes that can be taken to output these electronic pages.
First, the pages can be output via the traditional high-end color systems,
like those marketed by companies such as Dupont Imaging Systems and
Scitex. These systems, though expensive to purchase and maintain, are
proven in terms of quality for four-color output.
The alternative to the high-end method is to output pages through
device-independent PostScript-driven imagesetters, like those marketed by
companies such as Agfa and Linotype. These devices are low-cost in
comparison to the high-end systems. The quality, however, is the subject of
debate. To highlight the differences in quality...
The purpose of this study is to develop a reference source that integrates information on
incorporating text, graphics, and images into a page layout program. Historically, the
technical writer was only responsible for the creation of text and utilized the services of a
graphic artist for the creation of images. This process is time consuming and introduces
errors into the publishing process.
Currently, technical publishers are becoming responsible for the complete documents
graphics, text, and images using word processing, design/illustration, CAD/CAM, and
photo/image manipulation programs. Thus, the user must have training in the correct use
of the four programs listed above and the page layout program.The incorporation of text
and graphics from not only different software programs, but also from different computer
platforms, is a process which requires that the technical publisher have a strong
understanding of the file formats available and the inherent limitations of each format.
Documentation that accompanies a software program rarely addresses adequately the
issue of transporting of data across multiple platforms. When a problem arises, the
information necessary to solve the problem is often gained from reading several manuals.
Often these sources are not adequate...
Adobe's newest page layout program, InDesign, includes a "multi-line composing
This feature has been highlighted in presentations and preliminary literature about the
program by Adobe. The claim being made by Adobe is that the multi-line composing
method will produce visible improvements over traditional line-by-line justification methods, such as that employed by the current most-popular page layout program,
Text produced using line-by-line justification methods tends to exhibit significant variances in interword spacing from one line to the next. Text often appears too loose or too
tight in parts, and visual effects such as rivers of white space running through a column are
often present. A multi-line method of justification should produce markedly better results,
as interword spacing should be mostly consistent throughout an entire paragraph.
The idea for a multi-line justification method is based on the hand-compositor's practice
of resetting previous lines of text when a line cannot be acceptably justified on its own.
This practice became very difficult with the arrival of the Linotype in 1886 and practically
impossible with the Monotype in 1887. First- and second- generation phototypesetters also
did not allow any form of multi-line justification. Only with the arrival of typographical
technology to desktop systems has it again become possible to employ a multi-line justification method.
Two notable programs that were able to perform multi-line justification before the arrival
of InDesign are Donald Knuth's page description language...
As computers become more abundant in the home and office, more people are performing
tasks that once would have been done by a skilled professional. Computers and software
programs have become easier to use, including desktop publishing programs. Programs
are now available that allow anyone to "become a
designer." Through this, however, most
typographers agree, the typographic quality of documents has suffered. Many companies
are now designing their own media, in an effort to save money. The documents they create
are adequate, but there is something missing. Though they may not be able to explain why,
most people can appreciate the appearance of the professionally typeset page.
The goal of this thesis project is to make it easier for a non-professional to make typo
graphically pleasing text pages. The basic rules of typography, without regard to fluxuating
design trends, have essentially stayed the same for hundreds of years. Background research
for this project was completed by studying historically significant typographic manuals
of the last 300 years. Research began with Joseph Moxon's Mechanick Exercises (1694) and
ended with the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (1993), one of today's
most highly regarded manuals.
From this background research...