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To make a good impression To help readers understand the structure and  hierarchy of the information To help readers find information within the  document To help help readers understand the information To help readers remember the information
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Proximity- group related items together Alignment- place graphics and text in rows or  columns for a unified visual effect Repetition- treat the same kind of elements the  same to create consistent patterns Contrast- create visual effects with different colors
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What does the audience know, feel about the  subject? Why are they reading the document?  How will they use it? What are you time, budget and equipment  constraints?
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Size Paper Binding Accessing tools
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Page size Consider where the document will be used Precut sizes are 8.5 x 11 4.5 x 6 6 x 9 Page count is a cost variable. Keep it concise.
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Newsprint is the lowest quality Printer paper or copy paper is the most widely  used Coated paper adds durability but may cause glare Graded paper comes in different weights  (thickness)
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Paperclips work for very short documents Loose-leaf binders are good for adding pages Spiral binders will lay flat Saddle binding staples pages in the middle.  Good for small documents Perfect binding glues pages along the spine  edge and adds a cover.This is the most formal  and durable
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Icons Color Dividers and tabs Cross reference tables Headers and footers Page numbering
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Are symbols representing actions or ideas Need to be readily recognizable Can be helpful to lower level readers or nonnative  English speakers Can be overdone; use only as needed
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Is the strongest visual attribute.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course ITEC 3290 taught by Professor Dunn during the Spring '12 term at East Carolina University .

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