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Discourse punctuation: The next stage of printing

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1 Author(s)
Showstack, R. ; English Acad. Ryugakukai, Tokyo, Japan

Instead of just recording thoughts, printing itself can be used as a means of communicating ideas. Writer and publisher should collaborate to produce an article or a book in such a way as to make its organization and meaning more clear. `Discourse punctuation' encompasses the inclusion of an outline; underlining, both thick and thin; boldface words, phrases, and sentences; brackets or boxes around important sections; marginal markers and notes; various printing styles, type fonts and sizes; and the use of color. The intent of these effects is to increase the reader's immediate understanding and thereby to increase the speed and efficiency of reading. The author demonstrates some of these suggestions.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-23 ,  Issue: 3 )