Introduction | The Task | Resources | The Process | Learning Advice | Conclusion

Desktop Publishing
First Project


You have received your first job as a desktop publisher.  Your boss has had a very good feeling about how you are going to do in the Ace Publishing Company.  A a supervisor he does not want to just throw you into the water or the pressure of  the job just yet.  He wants to get a feel of  your skills.  There for, he wants to see some of  your skills in action.  

The Task

  At Ace, many employees use the same files throughout the company so do not be surprised to find formatting or other material in the file.  There are six documents that have been prepared for your action.  You are to transfer all six articles and put them into a generic news letter.  As stated above you will see information below the articles.  Information starting with Directions.  Anything after that don't worry about.  This material does not concern you so just ignore it.  Concentrate on the articles them selves.  We need you to put together a Newsletter using all six articles.  Your newsletter will be sent to the organization where the articles came from and they will decide if we are going to get the contract to prepare their weekly newsletter.
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Use the assigned desk and the PC that has been provided for your use.  You are not allowed to bring in any applications from home as Ace is concerned about viruses and spyware.  Other companies understand the competitive nature of this business.  The following resources are available to you:


The Process

You will need to:

The boss will base his evaluation on:

Well Done
Below 60
Newsletter Completed.  No errors, and submitted on time. Newsletter Completed.  Submitted on time.  No more than 3 spelling or grammer mistakes for the entire newsletter. Newsletter Completed. Submitted on time.No more than 5 spelling or grammer mistakes for the entire newsletter. Newsletter not completed on time.  More than 6 spelling or grammer mistakes. 

Learning Advice

Remember, you have several other people in the office.  Some are as new as you, some old hands.  Use their skills and have them check your work.  Two eyes are better than one for spotting mistakes.

By: David C. Matarazzo   On going throughout the school year

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