SPUG: Minimal Perl web site & notification requests

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Sun Jun 12 14:06:06 PDT 2005

On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 11:35:11AM -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> >Like it or not,
> >standards are important, and MS-Word is the current standard for the
> >publishing industry.
> That doesn't say much for the publishing industry as MS-Word isn't
> particularly suited for production of large documents . . .

That's certainly true, and FWIW, and I don't think many (if any)
publishers actually /use/ Word for their layout, because it's
clearly not up to the job.

To clarify my situation, and my previous postings, Word is
the standard format for /manuscript submission/, but AFAIK
most publishers (like mine) import those Word documents into
more sophisticated ones for doing the actual page layout,
such as Quark Express and FrameMaker, and use output from
those for printing.

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