Ventura Publisher by Xerox is a leading "desk-top publishing" program which provides the microcomputer user with capabilities formerly available only to a professional typesetter. With Ventura, the user can design the layout of his own publications, manipulate the text and graphics on the computer screen, and print out a finished camera-ready product on his own printer. Other advantages of using Ventura over sending the project out to a traditional professional typesetter include: o Greater control over the finished product - the ability to experiment with varying text appearances (fonts, leading, kerning, etc.) on the computer screen before printing it out (WYSIWYG - "What you see is what you get"); o Faster turn-around time for the skilled user, especially for minor changes, with resultant cost savings. This course provides the user with the basic skills necessary to: o Access and customize the Ventura Publisher software; o Design the layout for a publication, incorporating different "stylesheets" - sets of various character sizes, fonts, and other text attributes; o Insert and delete text directly using the Ventura text- editing capabilities, or import text from a variety of popular word processing packages into Ventura "frames";
o Reformat the text - adjusting margins, tabs, page lengths,
page endings, and page numbering;
o Incorporate graphics into the document - lines, boxes and
circles to enclose specific text within the document;
o Import scanned-image photographs or graphic artistry from
other software packages into the document.
This one-day Ventura course provides the user a foundation for
desk-top publishing and requires no previous knowledge of
computer operations aside from basic typing skills.