Re: Dragging binding to the top

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Posted by Maureen on October 31, 2002 at 04:20:06:

In reply to: Dragging binding to the top posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 30, 2002 at 23:33:33:

What I find useful is a hard copy of a book that stands as it is as a
reference. If it doesn't open flat and is manageable in size like
most TDL books, I just go to a copy machine and make me a work copy
of it. I don't want my "good" copy in the hands of most folks who
will finger through it and leave finger smudges. Nor do I want
my "good" copy too near me when I have henna paste on me. I have a
book now with stains of henna cause by me and a complete hand print
of a customer who forgot she had henna on her hand and laid the hand
on the page. So to be used most effectively by me, it just needs to
be in a form that I can make copies of the pages again whenever I I
have sufficiently worn out my working copy.

I haven't found either of the binding types to prohibit me from
making the copies that I need. I then put the copies in binders that
meet my purpose. I especially wanted and needed a working copy of
Erfan's book. I wanted a copy of only the pictures and wanted the
pictures enlarged so that I could see the detail better.

I personally find the ebooks to require a lot of ink but also and
probably more problematic for me, they take a lot of time to download
and print out given the speed of my computer and printer.

The combination that I would love to see would be a hard copy book
with the spiral binding that has a companion CD. The CD would only
need to contain the individual text. The CD would need
to have the designs on it in a way that allowed individual designs
rather than a page to be selected, put into an application to be
manipulated and then printed out. And by manipulation, I mean be
enlarged/reduced as needed. I would love to have the flexibility to
pick design 21 and design 52 and design 66 and be able to put them
together in whatever order I needed them to be, for the purpose I
needed them, at a particular time. I have a number of CDs of designs
and patterns that I draw on for inspiration in just that way. Rather
than working from five books, I would rather be able to choose some
designs from the various companion CDs and print just those specific
and few designs out to have before me to work from.

The book and companion CD would provide the presentation the authors
want and need with the book, and the flexibility some artists would
want with the CD.



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