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       Hoping that company thanks you for all your hard work fixing their

From: john Culleton <>
Date: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: Reproducing doc files
To: anne-ology <>

On Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:33:43 -0500
anne-ology <> wrote:

       Curiously wondering if you're saying
that changing the font will change the meaning
of the text  ;-) surely I've mis-read this
message  ;-)

From: john Culleton <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:15:08 -0400
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Reproducing doc

In general I use anything in preference to KDE
Office apps, but a recent instruction received
from a publisher in doc format was read more
accurately in Calligra Word than in Libre Office

Specifically italic type was reproduced in
oversized sans-serif bold face in Libre but was
reproduced in oversized slanted type in
Calligra. I misunderstood the publisher's
desires until I used Calligra. He wants italics
which is what I normally would have used in the
particular situation in an index.

Also in Libre certain bold face passages were
interpreted as larger sans-serif type
which caused some text to over print other text.

Neither program scored 100% but Calligra came
closer. So I will give it a closer look.

Doc format is not my favorite choice of course
but some customers insist on it.

Copies of the original doc file are available on

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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Ok the product I am producing is an index. the
publisher wants a crazy format with lines like

maximizing the difference of @@ 1.8 2.28

bald eagle. See American bald eagle; endangered
1.8 and 2.28 are paragraph numbers that the
publisher will convert to page numbers. This
is about three times as much work for me.

 The word See was in larger sans serif font. so when I did my index
that is what I used. but what was needed is the
normal practice, italics for the word See.

The word processor I use, Libre writer, had made
a font substitution in the doc file.

After I get paid for the index I will suggest to
them that:
a. the crazy format increases the amount I must
charge for an index.

b. Their instructions should be distributed as a
pdf with fonts embedded to avoid the kind of
error I made.

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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