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By day, I am the Director of Publishing Technology at Jones & Bartlett Learning. I spend most of my time in Xcode and Applescript.

At night, I am a degree candidate at Harvard University, Extension School working towards a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Computer Science.

The rest of the time, such as it is, I futz around with my website, Oatmeal & Coffee.


Aug
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awarded  Good Question
Jul
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comment How to protect against third-party claims when using free stock images?
@user568458: IANAL = "I am not a lawyer"
Jun
26
comment What's the point of converting RGB images to CMYK TIF/TIFF before placing them in InDesign?
@360path: Conversion does not necessitate a loss in quality as that event depends on the formats being converted to, from, and the settings made at the time of conversion. For example, with JPGs loss in quality is likely, but necessarily as the compression can be set to highest quality or balanced with file size and quality that a typical user will not notice (or even care, for that matter). Besides, if quality is a potential issue if not a requirement, then JPG shouldn't be the first choice anyway. In color space, going from RGB to CMYK can easily shift, but maybe not at all CMYK to RGB.
Jun
26
comment What's the point of converting RGB images to CMYK TIF/TIFF before placing them in InDesign?
@360path: This all could be read as more a toe-may-to vs. toe-mah-to kind of thing, but I still disagree with the above commenters. In our workflow, the vast majority of our art is intended for print, with most re-use there as opposed to web. Even though we know the art is more than likely to be used for web, we still create art in CMYK if only because the press is far less forgiving then the web. As we see it, converting art after it has been placed in pages equates to back-tracking and therefore lost time, if not just simply creating a new opportunity for errors. To me, it makes no sense.
Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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Jan
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Jan
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Jan
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Oct
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answered This graphic gets in the way of the photo too much. How can I achieve the same effect without taking away from the content?
Oct
15
comment How to Create a Leather/String Lace texture or stitching effect
Welcome to the community! Whilst your answer may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the article in an answer below, and provide the link for reference.
Oct
13
comment Adjust Vertical Position of a Single Character in InDesign?
Simple "how to" questions are off-topic per the FAQ.
Oct
13
comment InDesign: How do I automatically style body text differently depending on the prior paragraph style?
Thanks for the clarification.
Oct
13
comment InDesign: How do I automatically style body text differently depending on the prior paragraph style?
Do you mean automatically? Otherwise, this is a really basic question that is off-topic.
Oct
12
comment Any ideas on how to fill a blank sidebar?
I'm leaving this open. It isn't asking what to do with the site in general, but a specific area of the site. The question has led to an unexpected but valid theme: put the white space down and back away slowly.
Oct
12
comment How to manually identify a font when the automatic services fail?
@e100: That is so cool. Too bad it is sold out (at least there). I've seen other type specimen books elsewhere, but they all look to be outdated. The book that I have was killed, more or less, by a particular type company who shall not be named because of rights issues.
Oct
12
comment Are there some standard sizes when it comes to square page layouts?
Spiral binding might (and most likely will) require the catalog to be shrink-wrapped or packaged before shipping. Definitely speak to your local postal rep or a packaging company.
Oct
12
comment How to manually identify a font when the automatic services fail?
Pardon some reminiscing...When I first started doing desktop publishing, I found at a second-hand bookstore a specimen book that was a comprehensive catalog of what were then the current digital fonts sold by the major type companies. It included complete displays of every character in every weight and style at 12 pt. That book went with me to every job I ever had for over a decade, pulled my butt out of the fire countless times, and survived a few theft attempts. I don't think anyone could make that book again, what with rights and OpenType being so robust. It sits on my bookshelf even today.
Oct
12
answered Are there some standard sizes when it comes to square page layouts?
Oct
11
answered OSX: Thousands of fonts