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  • 272 rosenblum word2007-ssp2008

    1. 1. Word 2007 in Scholarly Publishing: Editorial and Production Issues Presented by Bruce D. Rosenblum CEO Inera Incorporated SSP Pre-conference Seminar 28 May 2008
    2. 2. Why Are There Issues? 1997-2006: Word is stable editing/production tool Ecosystem of Word-centric tools developed around Word 97–2003 • Submission and peer review • Editorial tools • Production conversion tools Word 2007 destabilizes this ecosystem • http://blogs.nature.com/wp/nascent/2007/06/word_2007_and_the_stm_publishe.html © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    3. 3. Word 2007 Issues Macro compatibility File formats Plane 1 Unicode Equation compatibility Summary © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    4. 4. Macro Compatibility Ribbons not end-user customizable Macros appear on the Add-Ins Ribbon • Downside – requires extra click to use • Continuously accessible custom toolbars unavailable Some compatibility issues • Test all macros thoroughly • Contact external vendors about compatibility Mac Office 2008 removes macro support © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    5. 5. File Formats (DOCX) Native Word 2007 format • Can re-save as DOC in Word 2007, but: − Equation Builder equations become uneditable graphics − Microsoft Citation Manager fields converted to text Using DOCX with Word 2003 • Can be loaded into Word 2003 with Compatibility Pack − http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx − Same limitations as saving DOC format in Word 2007 Watch for systems that assume “DOC” extension © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    6. 6. File Formats (DOC & RTF) DOC & RTF (legacy format) • Fully compatible with Word 2007 − Open, modify, save • DOC and RTF files open in “Compatibility Mode” − Word 2007 new features locked out − Can re-save in Word 2007 as DOCX to allow new features Legacy format files from authors work in Word 2007 without any problems © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    7. 7. Word 2007 and Unicode Two new fonts in Word 2007 • Calibri (default text font) • Cambria Math (default Equation Builder font) Cambria Math has Plane 1 Unicode characters • Also STIX font © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    8. 8. What’s Plane 1 Unicode? Original Unicode: ~65,000 characters • But > 65,000 characters exist Plane 1: values 𐀀 and higher © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    9. 9. Plane 1 Representations Example: • Mathematical Monospace Digit Seven: • Single value: 𝟽 • Surrogate pair values:  Word uses surrogate pairs in RTF • RTF-based publisher or vendor workflows may create surrogate pairs © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    10. 10. Plane 1 Unicode Summary Check systems for Plane 1 compliance • Operating systems and applications may not work • Some PDF rendering applications may not work Check vendors for Plane 1 capabilities • XML Conversion • Composition systems • Online display Tell vendors Plane 1 surrogate pair preference © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    11. 11. Word 2007 Math Three math options for authors • Microsoft Equation 3.0 − Subset of MathType − Same as in Word 2003 • MathType 6 − New release with Word 2007 support and new features • Equation Builder − Native Word 2007 equation editor © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    12. 12. Word 2007 and MathType MathType 6 adds native Word 2007 support Ribbon interface with production tools MathML support almost unchanged from v. 5.2 • φ (φ) and ϕ (ϕ) conform to Unicode 3+ TeX and EPS exports also available © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    13. 13. MathType  MathML issues Authorscan create equations that do not convert to MathML correctly • Typically in superscript or subscript constructs No indication of where problem is in equation • Can modify MathML2Base.tdl file to show location Production “tuning” can fix equations © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    14. 14. Word 2007 and Equation Builder New native Word 2007 equation editor Ribbon Interface with editing tools Some limits helpful for MathML conversion • Superscript/subscript not allowed • Only one font size allowed © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    15. 15. Equation Builder Production Support Conversion to/from MathML available • Corrects statement at STM 2006 No TeX conversion available • May impact 3B2 or XPP composition No graphic conversion available (EPS or GIF) • May impact InDesign or Quark workflow © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    16. 16. MathML Variations Two equation editors produce different MathML MathType Equation Builder <munder> <munder> <mo>∑</mo> <mo>∑</mo> <mrow> <mi>i</mi> <mi>i</mi> <mo>,</mo> <mo>,</mo> <mi>j</mi> <mi>j</mi> </munder> </mrow> <mrow> </munder> </mrow> Test to determine if differences are significant! © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    17. 17. Equation Builder and RTF RTF heavily used in scholarly production Save As RTF supports Equation Builder Essential RTF patch for Word 2007 at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949950 • Eq 1, original: • RTF, without patch: • Eq 2, original: • RTF, without patch: © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    18. 18. Word 2007 Equation Workflow Authors will use both equations formats • Equation Builder • Microsoft Equation 3.0 / MathType May even have both formats in one document Editors may need to learn both editors But first, test Equation Builder MathML • Try in all rendering environments (comp, web, etc.) © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    19. 19. Word 2007 Preparation Guide Short term • Prepare systems to receive DOCX files • Update author instructions Medium Term • Communicate strategy to management and staff • Check with suppliers and test external solutions Long term • Test and redevelop in-house macros • Test full workflow with Word 2007 before live deployment • Train staff before deployment © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved
    20. 20. Questions? Bruce Rosenblum Inera Incorporated +1 (617) 969 - 3053brosenblum@inera.com www.inera.com © 2008, Inera Incorporated, All Rights Reserved

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