Color: The Newest Tool for Technical Communicators—Redux

Jo Mackiewicz, Iowa State University

This article is published as Mackiewicz, J. Color: The Newest Tool for Technical Communicators—Redux. Technical Communication 2009, 56(1);3–13. Posted with permission.

Abstract

SUMMARY: Discusses color properties and color systems.Re-examines and supports Jan V. White’s advice to technical communicators to use color to increase document usability. Discusses what technical communicators should know about color to work effectively with professional printers