Topic: word processing

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dictionary for natural language
page formatting
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Systems dedicated to document editing are called word processing systems. They can manipulate paragraphs, text arrangement, pagination, footnotes, literature references, table of contents, section headings, multiple type fonts, indexes, form letters, page headings, and letter addressing. They usually include a screen editor and letter quality printer. In programming systems, an editor is heavily used for both documentation and program modification, making all text in a system a complex interrelated document. (cbb 5/80)
Subtopic: WYSIWYG up

Quote: WYSIWYG is 'what you see is what you get' for document creation; eliminates iterations required with formatters [»smitDC4_1982]
Quote: using a text editor can improve the writing process and product; e.g., use for reviewing work and comments [»daiuC_1981]

Subtopic: complex documents up

Quote: programming, writing documentation, and building databases are all for producing a large, complex document [»mashJR_1976a]

Subtopic: document markup up

Quote: Programmer's Workbench Memorandum Macros resulted from examining how people manipulate and stylize their documentation; easy to learn [»mashJR_1976a]

Subtopic: formatting up

Quote: in Lara, format text by copying attributes from one place to another; use a sample document for format consistency [»gutkJ9_1985]
Quote: perform repetitive formatting by dragging the properties of an object with the right mouse button [»machB3_1992]

Subtopic: paragraph formatting up

Quote: the most useful EMACS command for editing is 'auto-fill space'; it automatically word wraps at the right margin [»stalRM6_1981]
Quote: algorithm for breaking a paragraph into lines [»achuJO6_1981]
Quote: linear algorithm to optimally break a paragraph into lines [»crocM_1994]

Subtopic: symbolic references up

Quote: a manuscript should refer to files through indirect symbolic names; prevents dependence on a particular installation [»reidBK_1980]

Subtopic: visible spaces up

Quote: word processors often represent spaces by a small dot; simplifies counting and aligning text [»byte4_1982]

Subtopic: hyphenation up

QuoteRef: peteJL_1982 ;;665 article on hyphenation using a dictionary.

Subtopic: character set up

QuoteRef: grisRE4_1979 ;;26 Icon defines character sets which consist of a set of characters. on output printed in collating sequence

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