Computer Graphics for Office Automation

A Case Study
  • T. Fredrick
Conference paper


Two major categories of business graphics are presentation and analytical graphics. Presentation graphics are the primary focus of personal computers and include charts and graphs that are presented to others. Analytical graphics, help individuals understand the meaning of numbers they generate on their PCs, such as complex spreadsheets, which project numbers in a sequence. Two major types of graphics programs are either prepackaged or customized. ChartMaster, PFs:Graph, and Energraphics, are good examples of pre-packaged software programs. Customized programs can be developed externally or internally. Case Study of Computer Graphics at TI, includes a review of ”TI Foils”, an internally developed presentation graphics program to meet the various needs of a targeted group of users. The corporate communication culture requires review to determine selection of either customized or packaged programs. Information Centers speed up the process of providing quality end user support. Operational/Functional, Technical, and Software Development Trends are continually changing and having major impact on Computer Graphics for Office Automation.


Computer Graphic Texas Instrument Graphic Program Laser Printer Management Graphic 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Auberach Publishers, Inc., (1984) Optical Character Recognition, Electronic Office Management and Technology, 6560 North Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 USA. 810.0000.200.Google Scholar
  2. Cain T (1985) “Business Graphics — Coining of Age for PC Use In Smaller Firms,” Office Systems, October 1985.Google Scholar
  3. GRWTH News for Better Training, Vol. III, No. 1, Information Center Survey Issue: Special Report, GRWTH Computer Coursewares, 613 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401.Google Scholar
  4. Krepchin, IP (Dec. 1985) “Is Custom or Packaged Right For You?” Modern Materials Handling. The Cahners Magazine Division of Reed Publishing USA, 275 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02158. Pages 62–65.Google Scholar
  5. Seymour J (Jan. 1986) “Do It Yourself PC Graphics: An Executive Art,” Today’s Office, Hearst Business Communications, Inc., 645 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY 11530. Page 27.Google Scholar
  6. White, J (Oct. 1985) Dallas Site Newspaper, Texas Instruments, TI Internal Communications, P.O. Box 225474. MS 426, Dallas, TX, Vol. 16, No. 10.Google Scholar
  7. Wright T, Bertrand R (1985) “Interactivity, Menus, Chartbooks, — Productivity Improvement Mark ′85 Development,” Insight.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Fredrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Instruments IncorporatedRichardsonUSA

Personalised recommendations