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Old 04-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
Peter M.
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Default "Side-lining"

Hi all. Newbie here (to both publishing and the forum). I have finished retyping an old, worn book (1921) into the computer for someone. He will be wanting to send it to a number of people, and I figure that digitizing it is the best first thing to do. I now need to include the emphases and comments that he has added to it.

He has used single and double underlining within the text where only a few words are involved, and single and double "side-lining" (vertical lines down the outside of the text) where more is involved. These "side-lines" do not always start at the beginning of a paragraph, and can span multiple paragraphs. There are also some written comments.

I've used Word 2010 so far, and there are a couple of ways I can wrestle the side-lines in place (bordered frames; text boxes; drawing them), but there are still messy problems (keeping them on the outside of mirror-margin pages; staying associated with the same text if resizing pages).

I'm not stuck on doing this in Word. Indeed, I expect that isn't a very good choice. However, I would like to avoid spending weeks of struggling to find a good way to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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