Typography and Publishing

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Completion:classified accreditation
Type of
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Guarantee:Křena Bohuslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Lecturer:Křena Bohuslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Instructor:Martinek David, Ing., DIFS
Rozman Jaroslav, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
Learning objectives:
  To understand common principles of typography. To take overview of tools for creating documents of high typographic quality. To be familiar with the system LaTeX for preparing professional documents and publications.
  Students learn basics of typograhpy and tools for creating documents. We concentrate on LaTeX system for preparing professional documents and publications. The course consist of six lectures (one 90 minutes long lecture per two weeks). Students practise their knowledge within five LaTeX projects. The final test is in the last week of teaching part ot the term.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Text editors, language HTML.
Learning outcomes and competences:
  Students learn typography basics and how to create documents by the LaTeX system.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Goals and structure of the course, typography fundamentals, review of tools for document prepatation.
  2. Introduction to LaTeX system - philosophy, software, plain and hybrid composition, paragraph composition.
  3. Document composition - comon rules for structuring, LaTeX commands for document structuring, composition of mathematical expressions in LaTeX.
  4. Table formating and image inserting in LaTeX.
  5. Standards for references, references in LaTeX.
  6. Basics of presentation preparing, presentation tools  in LaTeX.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  1. Plain and hybrid composition (10 points)
  2. Document composition, mathematical expressions (15 points)
  3. Pictures and tables (15 points)
  4. References (15 points)
  5. Presentation preparinng (15 points)
Fundamental literature:
  • Rybička, J. LaTeX pro začátečníky (LaTeX for Beginners), 2. edition. Konvoj, Brno, 1999. ISBN 80-85615-74-6. (In Czech)
  • Kolektiv autorů. Jak publikovat na počítači (How to Publish by Computer), SCIENCE, Velentiny, 1996. ISBN 80-901475-77. (In Czech)
Study literature:
  • Rybička, J. LaTeX pro začátečníky (LaTeX for Beginners), 3. edition. Konvoj, Brno, 2003. ISBN 80-7302-049-1. (In Czech)
  • Kolektiv autorů. Jak publikovat na počítači (How to Publish by Computer), SCIENCE, Velentiny, 1996. ISBN 80-901475-77. (In Czech)
  • Kopka, H., Daly, P. W. LaTeX podrobný průvodce (A Guide to LaTeX Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users), vydání první. Computer Press, Brno, 2004. ISBN 80-722-6973-9. (In Czech)
  • ČSN ISO 690: Dokumentace - Bibliografické citace: Obsah, forma a struktura. Český normalizační institut. 1996. (In Czech)
  • ČSN ISO 690-2: Informace a dokumentace - Bibliografické citace: Část 2: Elektronické dokumenty nebo jejich části. Český normalizační institut. 2000. (In Czech)
Controlled instruction:
  No attadance on lectures is monitored within this course. The knowledge of students is examined by the projects and by the final test.
Progress assessment:
  • 5 projects (70 points)
  • final test (30 points)
Exam prerequisites:
  Students get points in the projects during the term and in the final test at the end of teaching part of the term. It is necessary to get at least 50 points for the accreditation. Classification is according to standard ECTS scale.

Plagiarsm within projects and/or cheating during final test will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.