Re: glossary tabs (physical)

Subject: Re: glossary tabs (physical)
From: Chris Hulin <chrish -at- CTL -dot- COM -dot- CY>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 16:42:34 +0300

Don't bother to read this if you're a "writing only" TWer!

We print our manuals in very short runs - maximum 100 copies per year of any
title, so we do it all in house with a duplex HP4siMX.

We've just started moving from soft covered wire spiral bound manuals to
3-ring binders. As part of this change we have started using tabbed dividers
between sections. The problem with the dividers was how to get the section
names onto them in small quantities. Offset printing was out of the question
and the dividers were too think to go through the copier of laser printer.
So we had lots of 5-tab sets of dividers made with blank tabs, and we laser
print the section names on Avery transparent laser labels. Our
binding/collating person then sticks them on. The labels are made of a
plastic material and the laser toner bonds completely to the surface, so
they are very durable. A nifty Ventura stylesheet allows us to pour plain
text section names into a magic document and get top-to-top section labels
that show correctly on both sides of the tab when wrapped round it.

All in a day's work.
s Chris Hulin Tel: + 357 2 376671 +
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