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The Joy of Modern Publishing Software

February 27th, 2012
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Back when I was editing books in the 1980s, I thought it was amazing I could process words on a computer. But now I can work in documents as they appear in “real time” and in print. For instance, I’ve been reviewing the first quarter of Portals of Prayer, 2013, using our publishing software system, inCopy/inDesign. It allows me to make real-time edits on the document as it is going to to print, and then share those changes with colleagues in our editorial, design and production control departments before it goes off to the printer. This may seem really geeky to you, but…this is awesome stuff, trust you me. The photo looks pretty stinko, since there was so much light from the monitor, but it gives you an idea of how it looks.


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  1. February 27th, 2012 at 15:50 | #1

    I know what you mean.

    I remember when, as the editor for a magazine in the mid-90′s, I first started using PageMaker for creating the layout (I was both editor and designer — and the webmaster — yes, it was a small magazine). I was amazed at being able to simply do everything on screen, rather than sit at a drafting table with the old X-Acto knife.

    Then I was thrilled with inDesign, which among other things let me place PSDs directly into the document.

    I can’t wait to see what I’ll be able to do in the near future (yes, the potential for iBook-type publications excites me).

  2. Karen Keil
    February 28th, 2012 at 15:33 | #2

    Actually, the photograph turned out well and very readable via clicking on the photo itself, and then when it reappears, click on it again to enlarge it.

    It’s very fascinating how technology enhances the world of publishing! PageMaker was too expensive back in the day, and Microsoft Publisher was briefly explored. Due to time and other reasons, I publish a newsletter in lowly Microsoft Word. Maybe someday….

    Thank you for a brief look into real-world publishing!

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