Books. Libros

The books I have loved most have either taught me loads, made me cry or made me laugh. Or a combination of all of the above.

Los libros que más me han encantado me han enseñado mucho, o me han hecho llorar, o me han hecho reír. O una combinación de todas las anteriores.
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Letter to the Standard

A journalist from the Evening Standard has requested that a Christian linked with the occupation sends a letter to the editor. I thought all letters to the editors were spontaneous, but there you go. They request the type of person they want to send the letter, the theme and a word count.

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LibreOffice styles – for a “book feeling”

I wanted my book to look like proper, published book. Some published books have the title of the chapter on each page, and I find this quite useful.

It was rewarding but a royal pain to attain this with OpenOffice, then LibreOffice. I am not sure I will [even try to] achieve that for my next book (yes, there is another one), but here are some of the steps I followed.

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Standing out

The following is based on some one else’s thoughts. I have been referring to those so many times, and sometimes written them to friends, they deserve some space in the public realm.

Some people are so privileged in their intelligence and the capacity to do good work, they stand out wherever they get involved. But it can be frustrating for them to see that the rest of them don’t pull their weight, they don’t seem to “care”. What comes next may be useful for such people.
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The GIMP and CMYK

One big challenge I have found in the process of using only free software but at the same time engaging with people in the printing industry is how to create files in the formats and modes they require.

OpenOffice (now LibreOffice) kind of does the job for text. All I needed to do was to make sure that the fonts were embedded so instead of using the shortcut icon, I did File-Export as PDF and in the field PDF producer:
PDF/X-1a:2001.

Graphics are a different matter.
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