About The Student Guide to Oxford
This project is for students in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies to develop a text for a book that forms the content for a book design and production assignment for the module U65031 Publishing Media Workflow.
Help! What do I do with all this?
You should read the text and then add or edit the text. You can comment on your proposed changes when you save (see the disk icon to the right in edit mode). The changes will come to the master version and be merged with it when it is approved by the owner (me - CJ).
You are effectively editing your own version of the book text (known as a fork), and when you have saved these changes are ready to be merged back with the master copy.
And then? What will we do?
When the text has reached perfection :-) you will be instructed to download the source for conversion to ICML and then placing into InDesign.
What about pictures?
Yes of course, you will need some. I thought of that.
I will send you all a link on Google drive (soon) where you will find some sample pictures that you are able to use, but you will need to go out and about to take your own. We will encourage you to do this.
Can I change the typography, style and layout of the book.
Yes, but not until we get into the next phase of the workflow; the InDesign page layout.
You are editing the text first. We are keeping the structure of the text very simple; you can just use headings, paragraphs, lists and blockquotes. Within those paragraphs you can use bold and italics.