Assignment 2 - CS 200 Assignment 2 Named Styles Due Tuesday at 9:00 am Read Typographic Information at

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CS 200 Assignment 3 1 CS 200 Assignment 2 — Named Styles Due Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 9:00 am Read “Typographic Information” at 1 beginning with the section entitled “Type with Personality” and ending with “Tips and Stuff.” If you find this material interesting, there’s more in Robin William’s books. Read in “The Non-Designer’s Design Book” by Robin Williams, the section on “Design Principles”, pages 9-120 in the second edition text. 1. [40%] The Poke Pearl 2 . The Scenario One of the things that make the Macintosh and Windows interfaces easy to learn and to use is that many things are done “by direct manipulation.” That is, you click on some piece of the interface, or double-click, or click and drag, or option-click-drag, etc., to make something happen. This is almost always easier and more natural than selecting menu items and dialog boxes. 3 For example: if I hold down the command key and click down on a tool bar button in MS Word, I can drag the button to a different position on the toolbar (or remove it by dragging it off the toolbar). Another example: if I option-click-drag the mouse across some text, I can select a rectangular block of text that can then be cut or copied in the usual way. The Question See how many such things you can discover about Microsoft Word’s interface by clicking, double–clicking, triple–clicking, option–clicking, etc. on pieces of Word’s interface. Yes, it’s true, most of these interaction techniques appear in the documentation. Somewhere. But it’s a lot faster to just experiment. And while you’re experimenting, remember the undo command! 4 Please omit discussion of simply selecting menu items, pressing the “accelerator keys” shown in menus (e.g. -C for Edit Copy), function keys or clicking on tool bar buttons unless something unusual happens. That is, it’s a waste of your time to explain that clicking on the tool bar button makes text bold. But if shift-option- clicking on the bold button powered off your computer, THAT would be interesting!
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