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Old 06-17-2009, 11:01 AM   #22
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That makes sense to me. If you create your text in a word processor and create illustrations separately and place copies in your text, you should be able to move to page layout later. Or hire someone to do it for you. Or whatever.

As far as learning about graphic design is concerned, I like the books by Jan White. He taught me a lot, and the lessons are still valid even though he wrote before DTP took over design and print production (most of them between 1970 and 1990).

I went looking for web sources and ran across the Nubbytwiglet blog’s comments in “Tools of the Trade: Jan V. White Books.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Some of my favorites: Graphic Idea Notebook, Editing by Design, and Designing for Magazines, but most of his pre-DTP books are treasures. The article includes links and suggestions for finding the books.

Good luck.

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