Re: Someone to do the "donkey work"?

Subject: Re: Someone to do the "donkey work"?
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:02:26 -0500

This hit home since I've spent (in my worst moods it feels like WASTED)
a lot of time lately havening to search for appropriate images for some
promotional material. The boss sent me some - but said she trusted my
choices and I didn't' have to use them. Sine the resolution on her
choices were really low, and there was too much detail for the size they
would be in print - I went looking for alternatives. When I submitted
the proofs - she said she was disappointed I hadn't used her images. So
- once again - I had to explain why a 72 dpi image taken from our web
publications (I use 96 - 100, but these were created before my time)
are a bad choice for print. More - even an image with good resolution
will look like crap if it has text details (some of these were
explanations of geometry problems, lots of text: letters and numbers
with graphics) that were created in a 5 x 5 inch format and you want
them reduced to an inch by an inch. FYI none of these were vector images.

As others here have said, "no job is too big or too small" -- but it's
still frustrating when I feel like it's repetitive and a waste of time.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart
> <snip>
> fwiw, this kind of thing can be automated reasonably well. If you're
> using Word, for instance, create autocorrect shortcuts for each
> hyperlink, and distribute those to the whole writing team. If you're
> using software (e.g., Frame, Blaze) that supports variables, define
> the hyperlinks as variables and distribute those definitions too. If
> your software provides neither feature, create a single file that
> contains a master list of all file locations, store it on the network
> where everyone can reach it, and let your writers copy and paste the
> links instead of having to hunt them down each time. When a link
> changes, remind everyone to update their autocorrects, variables, or
> whatever you're using to store this information.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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