Chapter 3 Outline
Planning the visuals
Determining the general mechanics of construction
Size, orientation, type, rules and borders, color and cross hatching, clip art, background, numbering, construction of titles and captions, placement of titles and captions, footnotes and acknowledgments.
Constructing textual visuals
Tables, pull quotes, bulleted lists, flowcharts and process charts.
Constructing charts, graphs, and other visuals.
Bar and column charts, pictographs, pie charts, line charts, scatter diagram, maps, combination charts, three-dimensional visuals, photographs, other visuals, visual integrity.
Placing and interpreting the visuals.
The first thing you should do when planning a visual is gathering the information needed to get it done. I also learned in this chapter that after you have the information and have planned your visual out, your next step should be the general mechanics of It. which means that you have to look a t the things that make up the visual and make them better like size, color, type, background etc. I also learned about how textual visuals are constructed. Textual visuals fall between 2 major categories words and numbers or charts and graphs. I also learned what tables are and how they are made. The first thing this chapter says about tables that they are textual visuals and not pictures. Many people mistake tables for pictures but they are really textual visuals. This chapter talks out all the kinds of charts you can use in your visuals. Like organization chart, flowchart, and Gantt chart. Even though I had an idea what flowchart and organization charts are, I had no idea what Gantt chart is. It turned out to be a visual presentation of planning and scheduling activities.
I also learned about what bar and column charts are, they are charts that compare differences in quantities using differences in the lengths of the bars to represent those quantities. There is also a graph that I thought was very...