TCN709 - Introduction to Authoring

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Subject Title
Introduction to Authoring

Subject Description
In this course, students are taught to create, manage, and publish documents ranging from simple instructions to complex multi-chapter books with imported graphics using industry standard tools. Students gain a command of formatting and layout options and explore the advantages of single-sourcing content. Students develop a final portfolio piece upon completion of the course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize advantages for using a desktop publishing tool to create rich and complex documents with automated layouts, templates, and multi-channel publishing options.
2. Use paragraph, character, and table styles to improve organization and style of content.
3. Manipulate rich media, graphics, tables, and objects to enhance document design.
4. Employ best practices for using cross-references, conditional text, variables, indexes, and automated files.
5. Apply template-based workflows and master pages to create long documents.
6. Assess content reuse strategies for single-sourcing different product versions, configurations, and outputs.
7. Develop and manage multi-chapter books with components such as covers, headers, footers, table of contents, and indexes for a technical audience.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.