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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0699  Tuesday, 16 March 2004

[1]     From:   Stephen C. Rose <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Mar 2004 05:49:44 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0676 Word Docs

[2]     From:   Ray Lischner <
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        Date:   Monday, 15 Mar 2004 12:37:11 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0676 Word Docs


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From:           Stephen C. Rose <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Mar 2004 05:49:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 15.0676 Word Docs
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0676 Word Docs

This is probably irrelevant, but having had to work with Word during my
UN days, I would underline what I personally feel -- that every
departure from plain text is a victory for complexifying capitalism
(earn by confusing) and a defeat for simplicity and common sense. I
would not be without Note Tab. Cheers, S

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From:           Ray Lischner <
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Date:           Monday, 15 Mar 2004 12:37:11 -0500
Subject: 15.0676 Word Docs
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0676 Word Docs

On Friday, 12 Mar 2004, David Evett wrote:

 >I'm getting a book ready for
 >publication.  At this stage, each chapter, bibliog., etc. is a single
 >Word97 file.

If you already have a publisher lined up, your editor should tell you
the file format and details you must follow. If not, and you intend to
submit the manuscript for publication, don't bother doing anything fancy
at this time. Once you find a publisher, they will inform you of their
formatting requirements, if any.

If you intend to self-publish, you should seriously consider using a
page-layout program, such as PageMaker. PageMaker is designed to format
book-length works. Word is designed to format memos and short documents.

Avoid the Master Document feature at all costs! It is so bug-ridden as
to be unusable. I have seen it wipe out the entire contents of all
linked documents. (Keep your backups up-to-date!)

-- Ray Lischner, Author of Shakespeare for Dummies http://www.bardware.com/

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