[texhax] Using LuLu
alister.mitchell at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 16 12:58:56 CET 2012
Many thanks William, I shall trawl the list archives!
Alister J Mitchell GM3UDL
From: William Adams
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 11:48 AM
Cc: Alister Mitchell
Subject: Re: [texhax] Using LuLu
On Mar 15, 2012, at 12:59 PM, Alister Mitchell wrote:
> Can anyone give me some practical advice on using LuLu (etc.) to print
> PDFs produced by LaTeX and friends?
Lots of discussion on this previously.
> I use the Memoir class and have lots of floating and fixed diagrams,
> tables and pictures, all of which come out in the PDF nicely. The LuLu
> site appears to indicate that with the right setup, it can cope, but the
> nature of these tweaks/options is unclear. I dared to ask a simple
> question about it on the LuLu bulletin board and received a most unhelpful
> reply from someone who didn't even understand "stock size" or "type block"
> and accused me of being 20 years out of date! I was not happy.
That person is an excellent example of why I despise vanity presses and the
sort of person they attract.
Read _Foucault's Pendulum_ by Umberto Eco for an amusing take on how to
handle that sort of person.
> So, If anyone has used LuLu to print their typeset PDFs, please let me
> know how you did it.
Use OpenType fonts, embed completely if possible or use pdflatex and the
package to make the files PDF/A compliant.
Mostly it just works, but since Lulu sends stuff out to sub-contractors,
glitches may arise w/ a specific sub, then vanish when another is used.
senior graphic designer
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
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