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Old 10-22-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Greetings, folks--

As my thread title indicates, my online life (or lack of same) started with Compuserve, sometime in the '80s. I know several of the DTP Forum people: Kathleen, Elyse, Ann (Filemaker guru!) from the old PubProd and Mac forums. Shane Stanley wrote me a great AppleScript to copy Excel spreadsheet data into an InDesign table (thanks for that, if you're still around here!). I know Robin Springall and DogmanDouglas from Snarkish.com. And I was pleasantly surprised to see Jon Woolf here, from the old CIS Science/Geology forum! Hello to all.

I'm an oil & gas geologist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have no honest claim to DTP experience, but I've been something of a graphic arts wannabe for years: I love looking at fonts, print layouts, etc. I've edited a club newsletter for about 17 years, and I'm currently doing the design and layout for a special publication (a 200-odd page book) that my club is producing.

I've been using Apple hardware since the Apple //e, and currently use a MacBook Pro for most of my work. I also have a Win XP laptop which is used strictly for industry-specific business apps, so my experience on that side is rudimentary at best. I use the Adobe CS apps for my "creative" work.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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Wonderful to see you here, Howard.

Didn’t realize you went back to the Apple ][; so did I. It was only by timely intervention by Lofty Becker on the old Apple forum on CIS that I was prevented from buying a PC or a used Lisa in 1984. Instead I got a 128K Mac, the first of 9 (I just totted them up).

Looking forward to having your participation here.

   
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Welcome, Howard

It's great to see you over here.

   
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:48 AM   #4
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Shane Stanley wrote me a great AppleScript to copy Excel spreadsheet data into an InDesign table (thanks for that, if you're still around here!).
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I hope it's still working!

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:30 AM   #5
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Glad you found us, Howard!

   
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:20 PM   #6
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Howard,

I hope it's still working!

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You bet it is! It sits at the ready in my "Favorites" folder, and has been used innumerable times.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:39 AM   #7
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Hey, Howard! Good to see you!

I only log in here infrequently (I still hate web interfaces for discussion) but it's a fine place.

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:08 PM   #8
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Hey yourself, Dave Balderstone!

I didn't see your name on any of the threads I read, so wasn't sure if you were lurking around or not. Still smarting over the loss of MacNav eh? You'll probably get over it in a few decades ;-)

Still at the Western Producer I presume?

Cheers!

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Hey yourself, Dave Balderstone!

I didn't see your name on any of the threads I read, so wasn't sure if you were lurking around or not. Still smarting over the loss of MacNav eh? You'll probably get over it in a few decades ;-)

Still at the Western Producer I presume?

Cheers!
I'll never get over the loss of Nav... And I HATE the decline of text usenet, although comp.sys.mac.* is still viable, thank goodness.

Yup, still at the Producer. My role has changed over the past few years... I'm no longer on the Tech side, my title is now "Director, Production & Creative Services" and on top of that I'm responsible for our web site & team.

It's still a great place to work.
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