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Source vs. distribution
Authored by: sputnik on Dec 11, '01 10:32:35AM
>That's why I moved the source to Word, but kept the public version in PDF. >I'm not forcing anyone to buy Office if they don't want to ;-). Speaking of source, wouldn't you have even more control over your layout, if you started using *tex? TexShop really is quite nice. -- whee, my first post :)

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Looks impressive...
Authored by: robg on Dec 11, '01 11:11:51AM

But all I wanted was inline image control and no down-sampling of hi-res images :-). I suppose if I ever wanted to publish the Guidebook, I'd have to get more serious about layout. For now, Word seems to fit my needs quite nicely, but TeXShop looks pretty cool for more advanced control over layout.

-rob.



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Looks impressive...[off topic]
Authored by: sputnik on Dec 11, '01 11:45:01AM

Well. For some time I was stuck with a pdf version of Bruce Eckels "Thinking in Java" because the University Bookshop was out of it. The problem for me was, that Bruce choose to export the pdf file directly from Word with left aligned text.

It was a free download, but rather painfull to read though.

I ended up buying the bloody thing only to discover that the book was also left aligned allover :(

Sometimes I wish that writers would pay more attention to little stuff like that.



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Looks impressive...[off topic]
Authored by: greggomer on Dec 11, '01 03:09:50PM

I'm confused, what's wrong with left aligned text. Are most print items left aligned?

Thanks,

Greg



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Looks impressive...[off topic]
Authored by: sputnik on Dec 12, '01 04:23:53AM
Well, I think it is a personal issue. But a good example of something you just might not want to read onscreen is here. It is a zipped pdf of one of our text books at this semester. Since I had to wait two months before fresh copies made it to my university, this was what I was stuck with. Given that I don't have a printer at home and printing is sorta expensive here, you might get an idea of my pain if you download the file.

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Looks impressive...
Authored by: BMarsh on Dec 11, '01 12:46:25PM

This is academic since you've already switched programs.

AppleWorks can do inline images, if you have the text tool selected, and paste an image, it puts it inline, it is then affected by normal text alignment rules, like center, align left, etc...

As for the DPI of the imported image, I think there is an option for higher resolution, but I can't remember how to do it off hand, if anyone really wants to do this or find out how, it should be in the manual, if it's not e-mail me at bmarsh@mac.com



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AW and images...
Authored by: robg on Dec 11, '01 01:15:51PM

Perhaps I didn't explain it well enough; you can inline an image, but you can't inline an image and control text wrap. To do that, you need it floating, and then it has the 'fixed in space' problem.

I've followed-up with you via email in more detail, as I'd love an answer to this problem if you have one.

-rob.



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