Electronic Writing


An introduction to new writing techniques using computers and the Internet. It covers word processing and editing your work on screen and paper. Plus tips on desktop techniques, electronic publishing, and how to create better-looking documents.



From word-processors to the Internet

Download it – now! Clear guidance and an explanation of digital text, electronic mail, and hypertext, including the basics of writing for the World Wide Web. Electronic Writing features clear explanations in non-technical language, and it reveals the new possibilities for writing in the digital age. You can add your own notes and hyperlinks to make it even more interactive.

New design – stylish typography and layout – great value

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Full contents
Introduction – Word-processors – Basic commands – File management
Editing – Saving – Default settings – Filenames – File size – Cuttings
Bookmarks – Beginner’s problems – Drafting and Editing – Multiple drafts
Spell-checkers – Grammar checkers – Thesaurus – Over-writing – Search
and replace – Long documents – Editing on screen – Desktop publishing
Fonts – Indentation – Spacing – Justification – Headings – Underlining
Hyphenation – Bulleted lists – Widows and orphans – Page numbering
Electronic writing – The Internet – Electronic mail – Newsgroups
Netiquette – Hypertext – The World Wide Web – Writing and hypertext
Glossary – Further reading – Index.

This book will help you to understand computers, word-processors, and the Internet. You will learn new writing techniques, and how Information Technology can be made to work for you.


Dr Roy Johnson is the author of best-selling writing and study guides – Studying Fiction, Making the Grade, Improve your Writing Skills, Writing Essays 3.0, and several others. He was originally an industrial designer, then went on to lecture on literary studies at Manchester University and the Open University. He publishes a monthly newsletter on writing, culture, and technology, and is the director of Mantex Information Design.


Price – £1.95 – 127 pages – PDF format – first pub 1996 – ISBN 0951984462

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