January 2009, V8#1: Computer Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

working with templates in Word (see also V5#5 and #11)

Do you have correspondence that is often times similar? Are you working on reports or a book? If so, making template files can save you a lot of time. But what about updates? Instead of typing in the dates every time, set the template for this year, or even this month. At the end of that time, update the template and save it as a different name such as “coverletter1-09” instead of coverletter. Once this is done, go into the template area and clean up – right click the old file and choose delete. Sorry, templates won’t let you save over the same file name, nor will they allow for a rename from the right click/shortcut menu – at least in XP and older versions.

January 2009, V8#1: Marketing Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

Free or nearly so:

Sometimes exhibiting (or vending) is free or just a few dollars for table space. You might get several friends together and share the space and expense. In addition free PR material, you may have something that you can sell to further offset the up front costs – bookmarks, stationary, crafts, etc. National events and trade shows be several hundred dollars of expense.

This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/marketingfreeadvertising.html

January 2009, V8#1: Production Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

Because of the heavy duty finish, this binding in buckram cloth can be wiped down for clean up resulting from spills and dirt resulting from heavy handling.

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January 2009, V8#1: Design Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

Layout your work

Basic layout formats include a single block/column and two columns of the same width for books. Generally books no larger than 8.5×11″ don’t have more than two columns because it is rarely economical. Depending on your content and format selections, the question of economics for one and two column may change.

Basic design elements that will be on nearly every page:

  • header

  • footer

  • page numbers

  • font style(s)

  • font size(s)

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January 2009, V8#1: Define Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

Absorbent Paper (see Paper): Covering a variety of papers made for absorbing water and inks (degrees vary).  Examples: duplicating, filter, blotting and toweling papers.

*Acid Free Books (see Archival): The use of this term varies from the logical definition of the individual words to a wide variety of standards – always have a company explain their definition.  An acid free book depend on internal (book materials) and external factors (chemical processes, environment, etc.).  See Also Archival webpage.