February 2017 E-Zine Tuesday, Feb 7 2017 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Paper Grain: The direction most of the fibers within paper generally lie, corresponding to the direction of their flow on the papermaking machine.

Paper Opacity: Nontransparent property which prevents or reduces “show through” of printing from the book side of the next sheet.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.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!
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Design Inspiration
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Via digital watermark consider adding monograms, coats of arms, or book subject/part wallpaper designs to some, or all pages.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Too much of a good thing: While technology exists to jam pack content on a page, and layer it with digital watermarks, don’t use it in such a way that it splits the reader’s attention too much. You don’t want readers feeling like they have a puzzle book that is hard to read.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Marketing advice
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When using book content online (marketing or sharing), do Copyright protect yourself by placing information in a watermark on each page/image. Visit a few examples on our website: Alexander Index (PDF), Green Index (PDF), Chute Cover (JPG)

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Genealogy ideas
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Did you know the Library and Archives of Canada is digitizing (and making available) WWI soldier information: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx

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Computer aid!?!
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Looking for other ways to have your manuscript “at hand”? A tablet may be a better compromise between a desk or laptop and a phone. Again, Android users can download MS Word app for free, while Windows users can access MS Word for free, while online. Many of today’s tablets can also attach keyboards, mice and wireless printers with ease while having robust memory (both speed and capacity).

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October 26-27 Retreat Basic Schedule Filled Monday, Mar 11 2013 

Times are yet to be confirmed and there may still be surprises, but here are the 11 learning opportunities on tap for package attendees at this time:

  • Movie Night
    Comic look at the pros and cons of stereotypes in research

December 2012 E-Zine (V11#12): Computer Thursday, Dec 20 2012 

Did you know that MS Office 7 has made it easier to learn programs you may not have used before? If you can make something happen in Word, more than likely the same process will work in PowerPoint, and perhaps Publisher or Excel!

August E-Zine Note Saturday, Aug 4 2012 

The August issue of our E-Magazine is now available through our website. We will not be breaking it out this month. Thank you, in advance, for understanding and clicking!

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Computers Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Did you know that you can use the Microsoft Office combination of Excel and Word to produce individual items up to, and including, postal bar codes? When desiring postal bar codes, the computer system will need the bar code font installed. Also, double check with your printer specifications to be sure it is capable of producing USPS readable codes.

May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Computer Monday, May 7 2012 

Be prepared during large software updates for any computer to “run” slower than normal. If you are on a limited or “fair share” internet connection, it may be a good idea to let the update run without placing any other usage demands on it until download is complete. Above all – try not to be frustrated.

January 2012 E-Zine (V11#12): Define Thursday, Dec 29 2011 

What’s It Mean? – Writer’s Lingo
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Desktop publishing: The use of a personal computer to bring together text and other elements (photos, graphics, etc.) into a camera-ready manuscript without using other resources (typesetter, paste-up, etc.

*Desktop publishing (2): The use of a personal computer to produce multiple copies of a manuscript to be bound in some method as books.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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

May 2009, V8#5: Computer Tuesday, May 5 2009 

Do I need a Web Presence?

If you are an author or genealogist, the short answer is a shouted YES. Whether it be a Facebook or MySpace page, Twitter account, blog (Blogger, WordPress, etc.), a dedicated website with your own domain, or combinations of the above, being on the internet is becoming as standard as business cards, letterhead, and post office boxes for professional and hobbyists alike. You need to “get out there” to be found, just be careful how much you reveal. I always suggest using a post office box for an online address. If you want to talk to folks on the phone, but are worried about giving your permanent information out, buy a pay as you go phone. They are like disposable email addresses, if the account becomes a problem, discard it.

July 2003, V2#7: Define Sunday, Jan 11 2009 

E-book: Any book or manuscript that is reproduced for distribution electronically on the Internet or movable storage (i.e. 3½” floppy or CD, etc.).

November 2006, V5#11: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Check with your local library, even if they don’t have a large genealogy section, to see what online services they offer. Don’t stop with your hometown library! Check other libraries that neighbor your “home” library’s service area. Not all library’s are aware of what other near by library’s offer. It may be worth a trip to get a library card for the services the offer from their website that you can take advantage from your home computer.

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