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Gregath Publishing e-zine 
Volume 8, Number 1
January, 2009
Helping writers, genealogists and computer users of all kinds
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Please note that while an effort to generalize much of this text has been made, some references to "we, our, etc." still occur and much of the information provided applies to The Gregath Publishing Company and may not with other printer/publishers.  ALWAYS double check with your printer/publisher on every detail.

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Table of Contents
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What's It Mean?
Design Inspiration
Book Manufacturing Concepts
Marketing Advice
Genealogy Ideas
Computer Help

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What’s It Mean?
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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.

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For other printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossary at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html
Run across a word that you don't understand?  Try us -
e-mail 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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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 8.5x11" 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:

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/layout.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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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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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/hb/deluxe/buckram.html 

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Marketing advice
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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.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketingfreeadvertising.html
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Genealogy ideas
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Have a tip? 
e-mail us
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Computer aid!?!
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working with templates in Word (see also V5#5 and #11)
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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.

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Have a question or tip? 
e-mail us We may be stumped, but either way you'll get a personal reply.
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About this e-zine
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