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Photo Engineer
01-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Well, I don't have Word 12 yet Kirk. My version was bought with the computer when I started the book, as my old computer was dying. So my word is only 11.823 whatever that means. The print shop converted the book to a PDF file for their work, and I had just downloaded Open Office the week before in anticipation of the change.

At this time, the book has a good table of contents but no index unfortunately. Word wrap around pictures and graphs is absent, but then this give me the opportunity to make the pictures and graphs large enough to see all of the detail. There are tradeoffs. I have had to leave blank spaces on pages so that the figure and caption remain locked together on the same page. Word separates them otherwise. I remember using Describe and it would even size the image in inches or centimeters to comply with WYSIWYG. It was a very good word processor but has now vanished.

PE

Kirk Keyes
01-31-2012, 09:01 AM
I've never used it, and it's probably a bit too late for the suggestion, but the open source world has a program called LaTeX that is often used in the text formatting of acedemic books. Iy can handle equations and other layout issues much better than Word from what I understand.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

Photo Engineer
01-31-2012, 10:56 AM
Thanks Kirk. That is overkill for me. I guess open office might be good. A happy medium but again too late. Maybe for the 2nd edition or Volume II. ;)

PE

Mustafa Umut Sarac
01-31-2012, 08:57 PM
I agree with Kirk , Latex is very famous in mathematics world.

Photo Engineer
02-12-2012, 07:57 PM
The first batch of books has shipped. The book will be available from the Formulary in MT in the US and from Fotoimpex in Germany. It should be available within 1 - 3 weeks. I have enough books on-hand to supply the total number that said they were going to buy it, plus some cushion. I can get more if needed.

Thank you all for your interest.

Enjoy.

PE

CRhymer
02-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Congratulations,

Cheers,
Clarence

Photo Engineer
02-12-2012, 10:12 PM
Thanks Clarence.

Pe

Kirk Keyes
02-13-2012, 11:23 AM
That's great!! Congratulations!!

So can we get autographed ones from the Formulary or do we need to get them from you directly?

Photo Engineer
02-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Special order from the Formulary or from me, either one Kirk. Right now I just sent them straight copies with no autograph.

PE

Athiril
02-14-2012, 05:17 AM
Excellent news!

Crashbox
02-14-2012, 06:19 AM
This is outstanding news, PE. Congratulations and thank you for publishing it!!!!!



I agree with Kirk , Latex is very famous in mathematics world.

For some reason my mind almost immediately concluded this had to do with applying limits to multiplication tables... 0415 is a bit early in the morning to think clearly...

I've never used LaTeX but I am a BIG fan of open source, for the record-

Photo Engineer
02-14-2012, 10:13 PM
I can send you one as soon as I have your order! Two weeks max from the Formulary. I'm not sure about Germany but at least 2 weeks due to customs.

PE

Photo Engineer
02-15-2012, 10:29 PM
Sales going well. I had to pick up more books today.

Keep them coming!

PE

Athiril
02-15-2012, 11:27 PM
I haven't seen it listed on formulary, or am I missing something? I clicked on labware/bottles->Books.

How do I place an order for an autographed copy? :)

Photo Engineer
02-16-2012, 11:24 AM
The box of books may be in transit to them. I sent it to them one week ago. Have patience. It will be there.

PE

holmburgers
02-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Where are these orders coming from Ron? :)

I'd have placed one by now if I knew where or how.

Photo Engineer
02-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Chris;

The books may be ordered from the Formulary in MT, from Fotoimpex in Germany or from me directly. The books are in transit to the Formulary and to Germany. I have sent copies to the Library of Congress, The Rush Rhees rare book library at U of R, and to GEH. I have also sent copies to a few people who directly worked with me on the book by supplying formulas or artwork.

Is that enough info?

:D

PE

holmburgers
02-16-2012, 12:33 PM
Ok... so you're telling me to contact the Library of Congress?? Got it!

....

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just kidding! I'll email the Formulary post haste.

Photo Engineer
02-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Hahahah, very funny! I'm sure that they want to hold on to their one and only copy!

Try the Formulary.

PE

Photo Engineer
02-17-2012, 06:29 PM
The books arrived. You can go to the Formulary web site for information:

http://stores.photoformulary.com/-strse-990/%22Photographic-Emulsion-Making%2C-Coating/Detail.bok

PE