PB029 Electronic Document Preparation

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium), z (credit).
doc. RNDr. Petr Sojka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Michal Růžička, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vít Novotný (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petr Matula, Ph.D.
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Petr Sojka, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Wed 8:00–9:50 D3
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB029/T01: Fri 12:00–13:50 B311, P. Sojka
PB029/01: Thu 10:00–10:50 B311, V. Novotný, P. Sojka
PB029/02: Thu 11:00–11:50 B311, V. Novotný, P. Sojka
PB029/03: Wed 14:00–14:50 B311, V. Novotný, M. Růžička, P. Sojka
PB029/04: Wed 15:00–15:50 B311, V. Novotný, M. Růžička, P. Sojka
No strict prerequisites are set. Knowledge of basic algorithmic techniques is a plus. Students would benefit from basic knowledge of Unix environment (e.g. from attending PV004 UNIX) and have a clue about formal languages.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 189 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/189, only registered: 0/189, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/189
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to apply basic principles, algorithms and technologies of (team) document preparation and production, namely as an author of technical documents (bachelor, diploma or dissertation thesis, course presentation materials, program documentation, web presentation or for quality database publication). Students will use typesetting system TeX suite of programs.
Students will be able to pick up and work with appropriate tools and software packages used in the electronic documents' development cycle and preparation of above specified document types.
  • Basic principles, algorithms and techniques used in electronic publishing are taught. Basic algorithmic skills and thinking is an advantage. Point of view is narrowed with respect to the creation of sizeable, structured, technical documents like theses or dissertation, and presentations.
  • Document creation cycle. Basic notions.
  • Logical structure of a document; markup languages. LaTeX as a markup language. HTML5, SGML, HTML, XML. Document grammars. DTD, XML Schema.
  • Design. Principles of book design.
  • Typesetting, typography. Basic principles, rules for Czech and English.
  • Typesetting systems. TeX -- principles, philosophy, macro programming. Microtypography.
  • Typefaces. Classification of type. Formats, rasterization of fonts. Type 1, Multiple master fonts.
  • Algorithms of line and page breaking, hyphenation.
  • Page description languages. Post\-Script. Bézier curves.
  • Output devices and their characteristics. Phototypesetting, printing and binding.
  • Hypertext, hypertext systems. Formats for electronic delivery. Portable Document Format, technology Adobe Acrobat.
  • Publication on Internet (WWW). Design of web documents. Parallel WWW and paper publication. Database publishing. Document format conversion. Specifics of presentation preparation.
    required literature
  • BERAN, Vladimír. Aktualizovaný typografický manuál : Typografický manuál (Variant.). 2. oprav. vyd. Praha: Kafka design, 2000. 1 sv. (růz. info
  • RYBIČKA, Jiří. LATEX pro začátečníky. 3. vyd. Brno: Konvoj, 2003. 238 s. ISBN 80-7302-049-1. info
    recommended literature
  • BRINGHURST, Robert. The elements of typographic style. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks, 1992. 254 s. ISBN 0-88179-033-8. info
    not specified
  • KNUTH, Donald Ervin. Digital typography. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 1999. xv, 685 s. ISBN 1-57586-010-4. info
  • Airi Salminen, Frank Tompa. Communicating with XML, 2011. 226 s. ISBN 978-1461409915. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-0992-2
Teaching methods
Two hours of classical lectures per week. Practical exercises with software in the area of desktop publishing (mostly open source, XML and TeX-related). Attendance at one hour practical seminars is mandatory.
Assessment methods
Evaluation is based on student's work during the course e.g. preparation of two documents: 1) typesetting of printed document [25 %] 2) publishing of electronic document (web pages) [25 %]. Final exam consists of corrections of page proof [10 %] and multiple choice test testing the knowledge acquired during the course [25 %]; and from knowledge of LaTeX [15 %]. 100 points is thus maximum to get. For credit one needs to get 45 % of points, for colloquium 50 %, and 55 % for full examamination, respectively. Grading levels for E/D/C/B/A will be set by ECTS methodology. During final written exam no extra materials are allowed to use.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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