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Jacci Howard Bear

Fun Little Things and Software Issues

By December 1, 2012

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For the most part this month's new additions focused on fun little bits you can use in your desktop publishing.  For fun with words and pictures we beefed up the glossary with tittles, nittles, and the ever popular rebus. And to print those fun bits, discover the pros and cons of a local printer vs. a network printer.

Also this month, readers continue to sound off on what they like (very little) and don't like (almost everything) about PrintMaster and other desktop publishing software. While Corel Ventura users continue to add their praises for this aging but still able software with comments such as:

"As far as I'm aware, the still unique feature of Ventura is that it can accept coded ASCII .txt files - that is, Ventura instructions like and for indexing and footnotes."  Michael S.

"So glad to see I am not the only one still in love with Corel Ventura. I use an even older version (v5) but still love it." Gail C.

"Great to find Ventura loyalists like me. I am also a diehard fan of this wonderful product. I have been using this great product ever since 1993 and now I am using Corel Ventura 10." Sandeep A.

"Long Live Ventura!
I still use it because Indesign CS6 (yes, Indesign CS6 in 2012) can't make me productive as I am with Ventura 10." tony

And some recent user opinions added this month on the use of one space or two after ending punctuation (these come down on the side of two spaces):

"Eliminating wide spacing between sentences was most likely a cost-saving decision with most publishers. The shift to word spacing coincided with the industrialization of printing." Tom

"I believe that the incessant use of run-on sentences is exacerbated by the use of the one space rule." KC77

"Who started this war on two spaces?" Molly


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