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Old 11-06-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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It's probably apparent from my posting in the typography section that I'm still around. It may also be apparent that I haven't upgraded any software (or hardware, for that matter) in a long, long time.

Although my job entails a fair amount of work on publications, I do almost all of that in Microsoft Publisher, not because I like it but because we have it at every desk. It's all but free to nonprofit organizations; Adobe participates in the same program but an organization can only receive the Creative Suite for one user.

I also seem to get into some odd projects, such as layout of a reusable grocery bag bearing a quotation from the Torah. The attached graphic isn't an actual proof, just the text, in ITC Eras, superimposed on the vendor's illustration of the blank bag.

And I spend a lot of time arguing with people about typographical quotation marks, italics vs. bold vs. underlining vs. all caps (or vs. bold and underlining and all caps), and where a comma is needed (or not). I've threatened to start charging people for excessive use of commas.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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I've threatened to start charging people for excessive use of commas.
I remember a story about a newspaper editor who went so far as to file the comma off of the striker on the typewriter of an over-comma-prone reporter.

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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At least they don’t use double-underlining — I have seen that recently, from more than one source.

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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Oh, I'm sure they would use double underlining, if they could figure out how to do it.

Actually, I may upgrade some software soon, now that I have a new computer - old one was purchased in 2000 - and can upgrade software.
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Although my job entails a fair amount of work on publications, I do almost all of that in Microsoft Publisher, not because I like it but because we have it at every desk. It's all but free to nonprofit organizations; Adobe participates in the same program but an organization can only receive the Creative Suite for one user.
Hi, Paul.

Publisher 2010 may be more to your liking. It's used in some of the demonstrations in the following video about the Gabriola font introduced in Windows 7.

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Larry...e-of-Gabriola/

This version of Publisher will be able to take advantage of OpenType layout features.

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This version of Publisher will be able to take advantage of OpenType layout features
Paul and you will be able to download the Office 2010 beta this month; unlike the Technical Review version it will be open to everyone without having to ask for it.

   
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