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Old 11-27-2022, 11:57 AM   #24
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I use Irfanview for a lot of quick photo editing tasks. A friend in Greece prefers Faststone, which purports to be an image viewer but which, like Irfanview, also offers a lot of additional functionality over being just a viewer. I have links to both on my desktop.


As to the book project ... I'm doing it by the brute force method, in Word. I made two versions of the border as JPEGs -- one for the left-hand pages and one for the right-hand pages. I set up the paragraph styles to keep the text within a virtual box that fits within the borders. After I type in each chapter, I go back and insert the appropriate border image on each page, set it to "wrap" behind the text, anchor it to the page, and expand the edges to the page edges.

Obviously, this is work that would be a one-time deal in any application that can handle master pages ... but Word can't, and trying to do it with master pages in Publisher was a disaster.

Word's European competitor, Softmaker Office TextMaker, purports to have master pages. I'll have to look into how they work for future projects. This little book is going to be under 100 pages and I need to make it happen by Christmas, so this isn't the project I want to use as my vehicle for learning a new program.
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