Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will FreeBSD accept Office
98 + Publisher?
kdk at daleco.biz
Mon Apr 30 16:57:49 UTC 2007
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally, but required
> me to submit my manuscript -on paper-. They then retyped it, sent me
> the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I corrected and
> sent back.
> I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source files if they
> would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and
> figured I would import what I had written my book in) and they would
> not. They required a paper manuscript.
> Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your going to get it
> published most likely your publisher will not be using what your using.
--- a good insight. "Team written" books with some of today's publishers
are even worse --- some friends of mine had a tome published with plenty
of errors, including Microsoft Word "auto-corrections" inside their code
blocks (I will grant that the publisher wasn't quite Addison-Wesley in
It's pretty easy to understand why many people choose to publish their
work privately these days.
Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.
-- James Blish
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