TCN807 - Document Design

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Last revision date 2012-10-12 14:12:56.486
Last review date 2012-10-12 14:12:56.486

Subject Title
Document Design

Subject Description
STSY TCN807AA is designed to enable students to make informed decisions about the presentation of words and visual elements and to use computer software to produce effective, usable documents. We will focus on the blending of content and form to ensure that our documents accommodate both our purpose and our audience, and both the medium and the message.

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

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of purpose and audience in technical document design.
- Understand and practice the fundamental principles of effective document
- design for the printed page.
- Employ proven strategies of page design in the areas of type, spacing, and arrangement.
- Design process and instructional technical documents.
- Use style sheets and templates in the preparation of documents.
- Integrate illustration/photography into a technical document to achieve business purposes.
- Edit, revise, and proofread the design and text document elements.
- Prepare camera-ready copy and artwork.
- Make decisions about production, printing and binding requirements.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.