Accession Number : ADA192516


Title :   Computer-Aided Writing.


Descriptive Note : Student rept.,


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : King, David A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a192516.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The production of written communications is an important and time-consuming activity for most professional organizations. Computer-aided writing offers great potential for increased productivity, quality, and convenience. In addition to word processors, computer-aided writing (CAW) tools include outline processors and prompting programs, electronic dictionaries, style and grammar checkers, logic analyzers, on-line information systems for research, disk-based references, commenting and review software, desktop publishing and typesetting systems, and hypertext systems. The purpose of this research report is to survey the field of computer-aided writing (CAW) tools for use on IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) systems. The information presented in this report is intended to acquaint computer resource managers and prospective CAW users with current PC-based CAW technology. Based on an extensive review of recent PC literature and hands-on evaluation of selected CAW products, this report discusses various categories of CAW tools, utility of current products, prospects for future developments, and selection and planning criteria. The report also specifically addresses the application of CAW technology at the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) which is the sponsor of this project.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *WRITING , *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , ANALYZERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTERS , CONSUMPTION , DICTIONARIES , ELECTRONICS , LOGIC , ONLINE SYSTEMS , PLANNING , PRODUCTION , PRODUCTIVITY , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , SUPERVISORS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TIME , VOICE COMMUNICATIONS , GRAMMARS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE