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Oh, right. by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 02:22:36 PM EST
I was going to tell the story my Dad told me atop the mountain. When he was in aero engineering school in the late 40s, one of his profs was working on jet engine performance at altitude, so he mounted an engine on a truck, they drove it to the top of Mount Evans (elevation 14,000 feet and change), ran it, and took data.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

I hate when they can't find my veins. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 02:29:41 PM EST
But honestly, if they get a vein in at least 3 tries, I'm happy.

I hope your bruise isn't that bad.

Making your own pdf is pretty easy, even on a mac. What program do you have your book in? Most programs have an easy 'print to pdf' option in the print window.

Hopefully that works for you.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

The text... by ana (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 02:34:26 PM EST
I wrote in Scrivener, using LaTeX to typeset it. That went fine, once I got the magic spells updated.

Toxicfur did the artwork in some kind of a painting program; I managed to up the resolution to 300 dpi for the front cover work.


"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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I have never used Scrivener. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 02:57:51 PM EST
But you are on a mac - which is what I use.

When you go to the 'Print' window, is there an option to 'print to pdf'? That would be the easiest way to go.

If not, then maybe there's an 'Export' options window, or even a 'Save as' option that would let you save your file as a pdf.

As for the artwork, it's just about impossible to up the resolution of any artwork. I mean, you can increase the file size, but the actual resolution of the art isn't going to really change much unless you use some fanceh program..

Once you've got the pdf of the text, take the pdf of the cover art and add it in Acrobat, or some online pdf merge site.

Do you have a pdf of the artwork?


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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At the moment... by ana (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:02:34 PM EST
the cover artwork is a jpg, but i'm pretty sure the painting program can save as a pdf, or print as a pdf. It's a mac, after all. The wordle thing is also a pdf. So yeah, I can make a bunch of little pdf's to paste together. I'll have a look at your pdf merging site. Also I think toxicfur has a copy of acrobat (all legal and everything, through her job) on the desktop iMac.

thanks for your help!

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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Acrobat will be the best way to put by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:05:31 PM EST
all the pdfs together. It should be pretty easy.

Then you can have funky page sizes and whatever else your heart desires. I've always gotten a kick out of pdfs with bc size stuff attached to massive size pages.

Good luck.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

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you can stitch together PDFs in preview by clock (4.00 / 2) #8 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:26:12 PM EST
on the mac.  drag, drop, done.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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i have... by clock (4.00 / 2) #5 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:02:14 PM EST
...on two occasions taken the needle from the phlebotomist's hand and done it myself.  I hate the digging sensation when they can't find the vein.  Fuck.  Just thinking about it makes me feel all oogie.  Gah!

I also hate being left alone.  I need adult supervision or I will sit on the couch and surf or play dumb games until it is far too late for any human to be up and about.  I salute your discipline and your plight!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

i was thinking by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:37:42 PM EST
of going to Philly for a weekend while your mom is here.  by myself.  does that count as "leaving you alone??"

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not really. i guess. by clock (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:38:46 PM EST
i thought you'd wait until mom was gone, but if you want to go while she's here that's cool too.  either way works for me!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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i'm itchy to leave town by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:41:35 PM EST
did you notice my PS email this morning?  i'd be happy to drive in the car 7 hours for a probable less than stellar time.

if it were totally up to me, i'd see aobut going next weekend.

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When I was a kid we had a dog who would eat by cam (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:38:31 PM EST
Rocky looooves lettuce by ana (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 03:43:21 PM EST
Or pretty much any other salad or vegetable item we give him. Carrots are his fave (and Rusti's with him on that; she hates lettuce, though, and only eats it to keep it away from Rocky, who actually likes it).

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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Our Samoyed loved carrots by marvin (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 04:04:28 PM EST
When I was a child, the dog would pull carrots from the garden by herself and eat them, leaving only the tops.

The first few times, my brother and I got blamed for harvesting the carrots early (as if we would do that - we knew where our mom stored cookies and other baked treats). Eventually, my mom figured it out, gave up on carrots for herself, and started to plant a row of carrots just for the dog.

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I'd forgotten he said that. by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 12:30:31 AM EST
I remember that week, too. I stayed at a friend's house.

Huh. My parents didn't take me with them, and promised me a Junior Year Abroad instead. Never happened, sad to say. Anyway, that's the trip that yielded the story of my dad vs. the Parisian cab driver. The cab driver didn't know my father spoke French.

Gad the Pup's okay, and the zoo is maintaining.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)