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Upstream Typesetting

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Upstream Typesetting

  1. 1. Up the InDesign Creek With an MS Word Paddle Pushing the Typesetting Upstream
  2. 2. What does “pushing typesetting upstream” mean? <ul><li>Will authors become typesetters? </li></ul><ul><li>Will copyeditors become typesetters? </li></ul><ul><li>Will typesetters go out of business? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stand aside Ben Franklin, we’re all typesetters today <ul><li>If you’ve ever labeled a chapter title or specified a subhead, you’re a typesetter </li></ul><ul><li>The magic of Word “Styles” </li></ul><ul><li>Every author “styles” her manuscript </li></ul>
  4. 4. Specify the right styles from the start <ul><li>Keep the styles that work </li></ul><ul><li>Replace the ones that don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Discard the rest </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prep work on raw manuscripts <ul><li>Aggregate files </li></ul><ul><li>Run cleaning script </li></ul><ul><li>Set note preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the magic styles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Copyediting in style <ul><li>Most copyeditors already work in Word. Just give them the magic style template </li></ul><ul><li>Provide written documentation and offer plenty of telephone and online support </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clean-up and prep <ul><li>Editorial review </li></ul><ul><li>Run cleaning script </li></ul><ul><li>Remove extraneous styles </li></ul><ul><li>Replace “local” with “character” styles </li></ul><ul><li>Insert non-breaking spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Give typeset file to compositor for paging </li></ul>

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