460-2066/02 – Typography of Technical Documents (STD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits1
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Jiří Dvorský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Jiří Dvorský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will acquire the basic competencies for the production of technical documents, such as semestral projects, technical reports or bachelor's theses. Among the acquired competencies are the ability to identify the key parts of the document, to describe, illustrate and defend the solution. The skills acquired include the typography of the technical document using the LaTeX system.

Teaching methods



The content of the subject is the typography of technical documents primarily using the LaTeX system, which will be demonstrated to the students in practical exercises. Students will learn to typeset all basic elements of text, document structure, tables, charts, illustrations, references. Students will also learn typographical rules valid for Czech language and basic aesthetics of technical documents.

Compulsory literature:

KOPKA, Helmut. a Patrick W. DALY. A guide to LATEX: document preparation for beginners and advanced users. 3rd ed. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1999. ISBN 02-013-9825-7. LAMPORT, Leslie. LATEX: a document preparation system : user's guide and reference manual. 2nd ed. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1994. ISBN 978-0201529838. FELICI, James. The complete manual of typography: a guide to setting perfect type. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, c2003. ISBN 978-0321127303.

Recommended literature:

MITTELBACH, Frank., Michel. GOOSSENS, Johannes. BRAAMS a Chris ROWLEY. The LaTeX companion. 2nd ed. /. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2004. ISBN 978-0201362992. GOOSSENS, Michel. The LaTeX Graphics companion. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2008. ISBN 978-0321508928. KNUTH, Donald Ervin. The TeXbook. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1986. ISBN 978-0201134483.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Other requirements are not put on students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The following topics will be addressed in the seminars: Tools for technical documents typesetting. LaTeX principles. Plain text typesetting. Math typesetting. Tables. Technical illustrations. Data visualizations, graphs. References in documents, citations, cross references. Fonts, document layout.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100 (100) 51
        Ongoing Activity Other task type 30  15
        Project defense Project 70  36
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Every student has to obtain at least the minimum number of points for each task.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0613A140010) Computer Science P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0541A170009) Computational and Applied Mathematics P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (B0613A140010) Computer Science P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0541A170009) Computational and Applied Mathematics P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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