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Old 02-14-2008, 08:07 AM   #6
Michael Rowley
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One book that might be helpful as an introduction to typography is Oliver Simon's Introduction to Typography, published in London by Faber & Faber; either edition will do: the second edition is dated 1963. Another is Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangement of Type by Geoffrey Dowding (third edition 1966). The principles are still valid today, and Simon gives a useful discussion of the selection of typefaces.

PagePlus, which you mention, has three advantages (for those using Windows): it's very cheap, but offers nearly all the advantages of exceedingly expensive DTP programs (FrameMaker, InDesign, Quark XPress); it's not so intimidating as many DTP programs; it's manual is very clear and doesn't assume you know all about it already.


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