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Old 02-18-2005, 01:43 PM   #31
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I can't imagine it's any more readable when printed...'-}}
Dreadful. However from Adobe's point of view, it's great. They have disposed of their mailing costs, and the printing cost has been shifted to the end user too.

I did print a couple of pages but of course on a desktop printer you wind up with a white rectangle framing the page design.

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Old 02-18-2005, 02:09 PM   #32
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Dreadful. However from Adobe's point of view, it's great. They have disposed of their mailing costs, and the printing cost has been shifted to the end user too.

I did print a couple of pages but of course on a desktop printer you wind up with a white rectangle framing the page design.
You just have to dig out your trusty old XActo knives and trim away the border! Where’s your spirit of adventure? <g>

   
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Old 02-19-2005, 03:18 PM   #33
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You have to admit, though, it looks better than the Painter nine-fingered hand.
No I don't. <G> I heard recently that by 2010, 15 million Americans will have some form of senile dementia, and it appears Adobe is preparing the the day we can no longer remember the last page we saw, nor the contents, so it isn't necessary to have flow, continuity, or easily-accessed information. I gave up pretty quickly on the first issue, and doubt I'll read the second.

I couldn't begin to bother figuring out their "map." I'm sure that is what my mom sees when she sees a properly-set table of contents.

   
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<Self-indulgent self-expression in the name of design.

You said it! Also applies to text editing --in the name of what, though-- territorial marking on the author?
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Well, take a look at National Geographic lately --you don't have to go to the minors to find "self-indulgent self-expression" at the expense of the reader. Or Audubon, an even worse offender (always seems composed by amateurs to me --wonder how much they're getting for the several-page ad sections they're now putting between the indecipherable lead page of an article and its next pages).
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>>molly: Well, take a look at National Geographic lately --you don't have to go to the minors to find "self-indulgent self-expression" at the expense of the reader.

I haven't seen a National Geographic magazine in eons but my sister did give me what I thought would be a wonderful NG book--"Through the Lens: National Geogrphic's Greatest Photographs"--for christmas...

While the photos were indeed gorgeous, it's the most half-assed book I've ever seen...the photocaptions are NOT on the page with the photos which makes if very difficult to know what you are seeing...the book is very large and heavy so having to flip pages back and forth to figure out what you are looking at is a real pain...

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