September 9th, 2012


too many miles

I have, with no particular intent to do so, walked in the region of 65 miles since the beginning of the month. I am a little sore from all this walking, and would like a hot bath and a massage. *looks hopefully at the world*

I’ve been idly searching for the blank book in which I wrote half a dozen children’s book manuscripts. It wasn’t anywhere I thought it should be, but fortunately, in rescuing toy train parts a couple of days ago, I glanced into a box and there it was, safe and sound. This is a considerable relief. :)

Is anybody out there a master of Open Office? Because it seems to me that I should be able to take a Office file which has been formatted with stylesheets, and change the margins and page sizes in the Default and other necessary settings, and have the file reformat to the new page size. It does not, however, seem to actually work, and I can’t convince myself it’s not user failure. (Part of the reason I can’t convince myself of this is because I really don’t want to have to learn a real layout platform.)

Speaking of learning new platforms, I am dipping my toes into Scrivener. The only reason I’m doing this is I’ve got a large-scale project I’m eyeing, and Scrivener has these…post-it-notes…which keep a running tally of characters, places, whatever you like, really, at the side of the screen where it can be instantly and easily accessed. My impression thus far is it’s going to be *huge* amounts of time-consuming set-up, but given the size of the project, I think it’s going to be very useful.

Let’s see, that’s four things to make a post, so here, let me add one more, a picoreview behind the cut for exceedingly minor spoilers for Anna Karenina…

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(x-posted from the essential kit)