March E-Zine V10 #3 – Computer Thursday, Mar 3 2011 

When creating computer files of individual elements that have not been place into a manuscript, create (or divide into) an individual file for each item. Be sure the file name describes the content (Miami1988SrClassPhoto, JohnHenry-FuneralCard, etc.). If you are working with different file formats (word processor file, graphic file, GEDCOM, etc.) and are not familiar with the differences between the formats when presented with a list of file names, you may wish to file the elements in folders that represent what they are (Photos, documents, stories, etc.). At this point, they are all jigsaw pieces to your manuscript puzzle. If you begin gluing pieces together, such as placing three remembrances about different subjects, it will be harder to search out the individual pieces for your perfect match.

March E-Zine V10 #3 – Genealogy Thursday, Mar 3 2011 

Find things through FamilySearch.org that you would like to see on microfilm? Here’s their wiki link for information on how to order microforms from them:
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center

March E-Zine V10 #3 – Production Thursday, Mar 3 2011 

Hardcover: Color side sewn (generally under 250 pages)
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Currently, our standard color hard cover offering on our quotation sheets is 8½x11″, very economical machine-sewn, and square backed – up to 3/8″. If you prefer an alternative, contact us for custom quote.

Side Sewing: Method of attaching signatures or individual pages together by sewing the entire text block, along the binding margin, in a single pass by machine. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/hb/color/sidesewn.html
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March E-Zine V10 #3 – Design Thursday, Mar 3 2011 

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Begin by being comfortable: It is recommended that a manuscript preparation individual learn as much as they can about the chosen method of manuscript preparation. Don’t handicap yourself from the start by knowing just enough to get by. Even if your computer system is all you have available, so the choices seem to have been made for you, it’s important to feel comfortable with your system. The first hurdle for a non-computer user author is to feel comfortable turning on (booting up) the system. From there, take a class, utilize online help and forums, and build your list of friends you can call for help, or even just check out a few “Dummies” books at the library to begin. It may surprise the writer how much being familiar with their tools actually strengthens their finished book.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design

March E-Zine V10 #3 – Define Thursday, Mar 3 2011 

*Tail: The bottom edge of a leaf, board, or bound volume; that is, the surface on which a volume rests when shelved upright.

Milling: The spines of books and periodicals can be cut away on a milling machine to prepare them for oversewing. A machine clamps the text block, spine down, and moves it over rotating blades, cutting away (grinding) approximately 1/8 inch of the binding margin, allowing for a clean edge to bind. For rebinding, this removes old adhesive, thread, and/or folds of signatures. After milling, all text blocks are comprised of loose leaves.

While differences in word usage may occur, hopefully these listings will give an idea, to the new author, of what some general terms mean. Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.  All other terms are defined as used in our business plant and offices.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand?  Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!