The Joy of Modern Publishing Software
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.