COMPUTER-ASSISTED TEXT PREPARATION.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER
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The booklet is designed to introduce the graduate student of any university department to a computer application which will assist him in the preparation of his dissertation. This booklet describes a text editing program, perhaps the most sophisticated one so far developed. With it he can produce a finished dissertation without hiring a typist. With this program and an ordinary IBM card punch, which the student can treat like a portable typewriter, he can start preparing copy for the dissertation as early as the problem will permit. He can modify the text as the problem progresses, and rely upon the computer to prepare a clean copy at any stage of the work. Heretofore, computer output provided text in all capital letters. Now a number of computer printers have extended character sets permitting upper and lower case letters, a variety of symbols, and even the superscripts and subscripts so necessary in mathematics and chemistry. The existence of the new print chains or trains has stimulated the development of a variety of editing programs. The more sophisticated of these is a program called TEXT90 developed by the International Business Machines Corporation for the preparation of their computer manuals. It is this program that is described here. Author
- Information Science
- Computer Programming and Software