Re: real books

Subject: Re: real books
From: "Katherine Noftz Nagel (Kat)" <lists -at- masterworkconsulting -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 08:57:59 -0400

On 2011-09-06 8:03 AM, Erika Yanovich wrote:

author prefers TeX for which he has (and can develop) styles guides.
Needless to say, he is a power user of TeX and he is used to produce
camera-ready copies in postscript.

I have mixed feelings about him doing the formatting (apparently he
doesn't mind, but isn't his time too expensive for this?), based on
our definitions (which is what he apparently expects). Also, how
would we get it for review? What formats are available to export from

You're lucky enough to have an author who is experienced with TeX, and you want to make him use Word?!?

Wash your mind out with soap!

TeX outputs perfectly good PDF files you can use for reviewing. It will take far less time for your author to do the layout and corrections in TeX than it would for him to review stuff a DTP person did in any other program for things like equations or symbols that Word, Framemaker or InDesign screwed up because they have inferior typesetting features.

Kat Nagel,
who would kill for clients capable of writing in TeX.

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