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Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
On the "includes the set of everything" problem: I hoped that somebody has noticed which areas are most likely to break silently (I would notice a stray bold word in the middle of the text, so I don't need to be reminded of that) and has made a compilation of "problem areas" such as "If a column includes anything different from body text and headings, check the margins, the last line before and the first after the unusual object".
Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
On the proposal for assembly lining: Once the layout broke when we had almost everything ready (a coauthor opened the Word 2007 document in OpenOffice, made important changes, and saved in an OpenOffice format). I had to recreate the whole formatting from scratch. I still had lots of errors to repair when submitted. Besides, I can't/am not allowed to compose without the final formatting.
Apr
15
revised How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
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Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
@Philip Regan I don't decide the final look, the conference organizer does. But he doesn't get to see the paper after he has approved the content. There is a publisher who combines all contributions to a book called "proceedings" and takes care of printing, but he is not allowed to make any changes to the files I am sending him, not even to remove an empty line which got inserted after a heading - he must tell me the line is there and I must send the new file.
Apr
15
comment How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
@e100 This is the term we are given by the conference organisers and the publishers. I can understand why they appropriated it even if it doesn't fit; it communicates clearly to authors that the paper now has to look really good.
Apr
15
asked How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
Apr
15
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15
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Apr
15
revised How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
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Apr
15
revised How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
added 90 characters in body; added 53 characters in body
Apr
15
comment How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
Sorry if I wasn't clear. To convert, I used "Print -> Adobe PDF" in Word (because "Save as" doesn't let me change the settings for embedding fonts). Both files you can see in the picture are PDF, one as I submitted, the other one as they received. I am accustomed that a pdf sometimes looks different than the doc. I edited the question to make it more clear.
Apr
15
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Apr
15
revised How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
corrected information about the illustrations
Apr
15
asked How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?