3.1276 desktop publishing (33)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Fri, 6 Apr 90 22:53:04 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1276. Friday, 6 Apr 1990.

Date: Friday, 6 April 1990 1707-EST
From: HUMM@PENNDRLS (Alan Humm Religious Studies U. of Penn)
Subject: Desktop Publishing

hcfidahl1UCHBUXA recently responded to a query about the publishibility
of output from desktop publishing programs with the correct observation
that at 300 dpi, most laser printers produce type suitable only for
certain less demanding requirements in humanities publishing.
Two points, however should be added. First, the new HP series III can
produce a pseudo 600 dpi, which may change this situation somewhat.
Second, and more to the point, what you should be sending your publisher
is probably not camera ready copy, but a Postscript or SGML version.
Almost all Desktop Publishing programs will produce Postscript (fewer
will give you SGML). In most cases your publisher can take your
Postscript and get the typsetter's 1200 - 2400 dpi without having
to go through the pain of re-entering the manuscript. In any case
you should give your publisher an electronic copy (and negotiate for
an electrinically published version).
Be aware, though that typesetting is an art and many self-respecting
publishers may not be happy with your amature typesetting. This will
be balanced by their appreciation for saving money.

Alan Humm (Humm@PENNdrls)
Univ of PENN