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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • Date March 1988

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  • Conference program generator software: a program that links desktop publishing and data base technology

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):37 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Issues in desktop publishing are discussed as they relate to the use of computer databases. The design and development of software to automate the production of conference programs by linking databases to a desktop publishing system is described. The discussion covers: the redesign of the existing conference program; specifying styles in Ventura Publisher; setting up dBASE II databases; writing th... View full abstract»

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  • The design and evaluation of online help for Unix EMACS: capturing the user in menu design

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):44 - 51
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    The card-sort technique and cluster analysis were used for determining an effective organization for a help menu in Unix EMACS. Similarity data were gathered for with a card-sorting task using EMACS commands, and a hierarchical cluster analysis of the data was performed. The results indicate that differences among novices, intermediates, and experts appear with computer-based concepts such as wind... View full abstract»

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  • Ready, aim-write

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):5 - 7
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    A methodical audience identification approach called a prewrite is proposed to reduce the need for rewriting a document. To prewrite, the writer must write a statement of the purpose of the document and a statement identifying both the intended audience and the implications of writing to that audience. Five questions the writer must answer about the audience are given, and information on audience ... View full abstract»

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  • Risks in answering hypothetical questions

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):8 - 9
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    The way in which experienced politicians deal with hypothetical questions is examined. Some guidelines are extracted for handling such questions during an interview View full abstract»

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  • Errors, editors, and English teachers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):10 - 12
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    Correction of errors is a major part of the editor's task. However, the definition of what is an error, and what is correct, is not clearcut; rule transformations and reader context can affect the dividing line between the two. The author examines the concept of error from phenomenological and rhetorical perspectives, and suggests a model based on communication economics View full abstract»

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  • Semantic bypassing in technical communication: the historical case of antiseptics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):13 - 17
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    The problem known as bypassing is explored using a historical example, the medical term `antiseptics', to show the impact that bypassing can have on communication of technical information. The term antiseptics was in use for over 150 years before Joseph Lister adopted it in the 1860s to describe his system of surgical treatment. A review of published responses of Canadian doctors to Lister's writi... View full abstract»

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  • Desktop publishing-beyond gee whiz

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):21 - 29
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    A critical overview is provided of desktop publishing in terms of its particular significance in technical communication. Problems that may be encountered in an organization's move toward desktop publishing are addressed. Guidance is provided to help users and potential users find their way into and through this area View full abstract»

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  • Desktop publishing: a critical bibliography

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):30 - 36
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    Eleven recently published books, three magazines, and two videotapes published within the last two years are reviewed. The books are placed in three categories within which they are rated. The categories are: books reviewing available desktop publishing hardware and software; books offering tutorials on desktop publishing software; and books covering the publishing context surrounding desktop publ... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Mercer University School of Eng.