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PDF on POD/Indesign upgrade

April 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/POD_self_pub7.pdf
I changed my mind about a manual for book production. Adobe Indesign has so many books, videos, tutorial and online help, that it is absurd for me to enter the fray. This pdf needs a final proofing, but the point is clear.

I think I have made my point. And this short PDF might help to find avenues of dissent given some public awareness.
This is no laughing matter: the question of evolution can be resolved by peer reviewed science.

http://darwiniana.com/POD_self_pub4.pdf

I promised to put up a booklet on POD publishing and the software needed to do it. This is a short intro and I will try to finish it some time soon: I am doing this because I proposed a Chapter 4 for Last and First Men, with contributions from leftist thinkers.

This doesn’t need to have anything to do with my book: a new independent form of book publishing is needed for radicals who can’t conform.

Any continuation to Last and First Men should make use of the rough contours of the text:
the issues of the industrial revolution
the classic 1848’ers and their drama (I am less enthusiastic about Capital than the early economic/philosophical texts, but that’s your move. The many issues speak for themselves with some unexpected ones: Kant’s theory of ethics, Greek tragedy and the Greece of the Axial Age. The theory of Darwin gets the ‘treatment’ and the Axial Age is matched with the ‘transition’ of the early modern… a lot of stuff. The object is to reanimate the classic canon by sublating around it: disagreeing by agreeing by putting everything into a superset. Etc…
I will finish the manual soon:

A whole new technology of publishing and of document software has come into existence. Adobe’s SW is hard to match and Indesign, to me, is the final replacement for Word.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NK // Apr 14, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Good stuff. I may have to get into this space.

  • 2 nemo // Apr 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Good. the PDF isn’t even well spell checked,but I will get to it.
    This method has possibilities for New Age writers also. The world of the book is mutating into a new reality, but on the way book production, which may pass away, is going populist…

  • 3 nemo // Apr 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Someone raised a question that would need a longer explanation than I gave: he couldn’t get the text properly spaced, at the level of paragraphs: the answer is simple: Indesign will sometimes produce a variant style on the fly: thus the style BasicBk will produce left/right justified paragraphs, but the result doesn’t look right.
    The answer is simple: put the cursor in the last line of the paragraph and modify to left justified: Indesign will create a new ‘exception’ style BasicBk+, and recompute the paragraph, after which it will look as it should. Lots of details like that. I will try to upgrade my account

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