Technical Editing:
Marking Digital Copy — Rude 5


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  1. How has the emergence of digital copy changed the methods of editing?
    The editor can actually change the design of the documents.
    The editor still must print out the document and mark the paper copy.
    The editor can work directly in the writer's file.
    The editor is prevented from making queries to the writer directly in the files.
  2. How does structural markup differ from procedural markup?
    Structural markup uses codes to identify different text elements according to their function in the document. Procedural markup uses codes and marks to identify changes in the text or its appearance.
    Procedural markup uses codes to identify different text elements according to their function in the document. Structural markup uses codes and marks to identify changes in the text or its appearance.
    Structural markup focuses on the appearance of text elements in a document. Procedural markup focuses on the grammatical correctness of a document.
    Procedural markup focuses on the appearance of text elements. Structural markup focuses on the grammatical correctness of a document.
  3. Identify examples of a text element.
    Heading levels, titles, and paragraphs
    Consistency, correctness, accuracy
    Copyedit, comprehensive edit, substantive edit
    Grammar, usage, style, punctuation.
  4. What are "styles" ("tags")?
    Details about whether the document will use headers or footers or both, whether a table of figures will be included, and so on.
    Details about the design and layout of the document as a whole.
    Details about the function of a text element in the document structure.
    Details about the font size and style, identation, margins, tabs, and colori used in a text element.
  5. What are templates?
    Minimally, the format that controls the appearance of the document.
    Minimally, the styles that control the appearance of the document.
    Minimally, the styles and format that control the appearance of the document.
    The different fonts available to a writer, depending on the word-processing software being used.
    The different heading levels available to a writer, depending on the word-processing software being used.
    The different styles and format available to a writer, depending on the word-processing software being used.
  6. Besides establishing a consistent appearance, what is an advantage of using styles?
    They make formatting a document much faster.
    They make writing clear, understandable content easier.
    They make stylistic choices (such as sentence length, word choice, and so on) easier.
  7. Which of the following identifies an important advantage of information management?
    Managing information so that is secure from competitors.
    Managing information so that it can be used in different documents and in different media.
    Managing information so that it is clearly identified as belonging to a specific release or version of a document.
    Managing information so that is safe from the public.
  8. What problem does information management help avoid?
    It assures that information that appears in multiple versions of a document is consistent.
    It assures that the information will be technically accurate.
    It assures that information that appears in multiple versions of a document is in the same format.
    It prevents the same information from being used in different places in a document or collection of documents.
  9. What is SGML?
    It codes documents with tags that identify the structural parts of a document.
    It codes documents with identifying tags so that it can be distributed over e-mail.
    It codes documents with identifying so that it can be displayed in web browsers.
    It codes documents with tags that are required by the United States military.
  10. Documents with SGML tags
    Prevent information from being used in different media, different documents, and different platforms.
    Can be easily searched and retrieved from a data base.
    Can be displayed easily on a monitor.
    Have a shorter life expectancy than hard copy documents.
  11. What does HTML do?
    It permits the display of text on e-mail.
    It permits the display of graphics on the World Wide Web.
    It permits the display of text and graphics on the World Wide Web.
    It permits the display of text on the World Wide Web.
  12. What is one advantage that XML has over HTML?
    There is no advantage.
    It's easier to use because the tags are similar to normal human language.
    It requires less training.
    It's more flexible because it lets users define their own tags.
  13. What are cascading style sheets?
    They define the colors to be used on a web page.
    They define the structure of a web page.
    They define the format and style of a web page.
    They define the fonts to be used on a web page.
  14. "Chapter title - normal + font: Helvetica, 18 pt., Bold, Space" is an example of
    Structural markup (style)
    HTML markup
    Procedural markup (style)
    XTML markup
  15. "<title>" is an example of
    Structural markup
    HTML markup
    Procedural markup
    XTML markup



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