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Sirius Glass
01-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Look again, you will find a fourth one.

The more you do this, the longer it will be before you have to start the second edition.

I know, I have been there and done that!

Steve

Photo Engineer
01-28-2012, 03:33 PM
None of these involve the written word yet. All of it is formatting or color correction of some color photos. So, I appear to be doing well after 9 edits. But, I won't give up!

PE

Sirius Glass
01-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Printers love to screw up captions and footnotes.

Sirius Glass
01-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Heck they even will switch figures and tables for the fun of it.

Photo Engineer
01-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Software problems only! :D

Not the printer.

PE

Kirk Keyes
01-28-2012, 06:46 PM
Microsoft Word loves to switch figures and tables for the fun of it.

Much to my annoyance...

Photo Engineer
01-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Ever try to do an index? Ever try to put a caption next to a figure instead of below it? Etc......

PE

Kirk Keyes
01-29-2012, 01:18 AM
Word is up to Version 12 already - you'd think they'd have figured all that stuff out by now!

And considering Microsoft copied Wordperfect 5.1 to make MS Word 1.0, it's even more shameful that they can't get it right!!!

Photo Engineer
01-29-2012, 11:47 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, 10:01 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, 11:56 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, 09:57 PM
I agree with Kirk , Latex is very famous in mathematics world.

Photo Engineer
02-12-2012, 08:57 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, 10:49 PM
Congratulations,

Cheers,
Clarence

Photo Engineer
02-12-2012, 11:12 PM
Thanks Clarence.

Pe

Kirk Keyes
02-13-2012, 12:23 PM
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, 03:25 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, 06:17 AM
Excellent news!

Crashbox
02-14-2012, 07:19 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-

Sirius Glass
02-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Special order from the Formulary or from me, either one Kirk. Right now I just sent them straight copies with no autograph.

PE

When will autographed copies become available? :)