PB029 Electronic Document Preparation

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 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)
Mgr. Vít Novotný (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Michal Růžička, Ph.D. (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
Thu 16:00–17:50 D1
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB029/01: Tue 10:00–10:50 B311, V. Novotný, M. Růžička, P. Sojka
PB029/02: Tue 11:00–11:50 B311, V. Novotný, M. Růžička, P. Sojka
PB029/03: Mon 17. 9. to Mon 10. 12. Mon 17:00–17:50 B311, V. Novotný, M. Růžička, P. Sojka
No strict prerequisites are set. Knowledge of basic algorithmic techniques and attention to detail is a plus. Students would benefit from basic knowledge of Unix scripting environment (e.g. from attending PV004 UNIX).
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: 30/189, 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
there are 29 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Basic principles, algorithms and techniques used in electronic publishing are taught. Point of view is narrowed with respect to the creation of sizable, structured, technical documents like theses or dissertation, and presentations -- it is ideal to enroll before writing first thesis (in TeX). Web publishing is also covered.
Learning outcomes
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 (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.
  • From author to the reader: document preparation cycle.
  • Markup 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. Specifics of web design. CSS, XSL(T).
  • Typesetting. Typesetting, typography. Basic principles, rules for Czech and English. Terminology.
  • Typefaces. Classification of type. Formats, rasterization of fonts. Type 1, Multiple master fonts.
  • Typesetting systems. TeX -- principles, philosophy, macro programming. Microtypography.
  • Algorithms of line and page breaking, hyphenation.
  • Page description languages. Post\-Script. Bézier curves.
  • Print and Distribution. Output devices and their characteristics. Phototypesetting, printing and binding.
  • Hypertext, hypertext systems. Formats for electronic delivery. Portable Document Format, technology Adobe Acrobat.
  • 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
  • Mark Pilgrim: Ponořme se do HTML5. http://www.root.cz/knihy/ponorme-se-do-html5/
Teaching methods
Two hour `lecture' per week will consist of a) classical talk about electronic document preparation and b) demosession as preparation for exercises. One hour practical exercises are aimed at practical work with software in the area of desktop publishing (mostly open source, XML and TeX-related).
Assessment methods
Evaluation methods are presented at https://www.fi.muni.cz/lemma/PB029/practices/organizacni-pokyny/#metody-hodnoceni.
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 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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