[OS X TeX] Re: Preparing A Textbook Using Mac/TeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Oct 3 14:02:53 CEST 2006

On Oct 3, 2006, at 7:50 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> From the original page for the book:
> <http://www.awprofessional.com/bookstore/product.asp? 
> isbn=0321193121&rl=1>
> there's a sample available at:
> <http://www.awprofessional.com/content/images/0321193121/ 
> samplechapter/lie_ch03.pdf>
> I think that's what Axel was speaking about, and in it I can't see  
> the widow etc. you were speaking of -- apart from the resolution of  
> the screenshots, which is bad indeed.

Well, low resolution and they don't seem to've turned on the  
interpolation key.

Okay, instead we have:

  - single word as last line of a paragraph
  - spreads don't cross-align (and yes, I did take into consideration  
the matter of the chapter beginning on a left and compared pgs. 56  
and 57 which face each other)
  - marginal notes are obnoxiously large and confusable w/ text
  - some pretty bad hyphenations typogra-
phy or breaking a unit away from its value, e.g., 10
points or hyphenating the last word of a paragraph, Chap-
ter 5.
  - two word stack, ``...testing

Not quite as egregious as the sample in question, but still not what  
I'd term ``excellent''


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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