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Old 08-14-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
That sounds like fun. You should hurry and get into it, though — so there will be enough of us with useful collective memory about how to use PageMaker to be of help.

My current computer will run it, but am thinking of upgrading, and the next one will not run PageMaker at all. So do hurry up, ask your questions!

I may be able to recommend a couple of useful books on PageMaker. In fact, if I can find them, I may be able to send one to you!

Just because I'm perpetually behind on things... I mean, I still use Word XP, and would be using Word 6 is it could have handled long file names. Actually, I'd still be using WordStar if my fiction co-author had it...

I've had least had time to think about the layouts: I'm just going to have to see how Pagemaker will let me do it. Probably end up going with Lulu for the printing since it's very decidedly small press type thing.

I'm torn about photographs in the cook book -- there have been a couple SCD cook books recently with fabulous color spreads. But that increases the cost of printing the book drastically. I'm actually thinking of going with a slightly larger font -- maybe 14 points? -- which would make it easier a cook to have the book set up on the counter and still be able to see it. One thing which occurred to me was including a CD with photos of all the dishes, and possibly some step-by-step ones in it.

I really want to keep the cookbook simple, yet attractive. Have to get with my local artist to get the section art done. And the cover. Said artist suggested a picture of Emeril in a pot with a shrimp, a crawfish, and a crab gathered around and seasoning him, but I'm inclined to feel that could be an infringement.

For the how to book, I'm figuring on a cartoon at the start of each chapter, and some consistent "tip" or "hint" or "think about" graphic that can be scattered throughout. Haven't the foggiest idea what comes to mind for the cover yet.

I regularly work in Times-Roman for body text, but I'm given to understand that it's positively passe these days.

Any thoughts? Be grateful for useful books. I never can find things in the online help. They don't index things the way I think!

-- Marilyn (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
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