Principles of Document Design
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principles of document design

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Telg, Ricky, and Ashley McLeod-Morin. 2021. “Principles of Document Design”. EDIS 2021 (3).


This publication on the principles of document design is the second of a five-part series on document design. This series also covers the document design process, elements of document design, graphic file formats, and brochure and newsletter design.

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Telg, Ricky. 2012. “Principles of Document Design”. EDIS 2012 (7).
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