Orkraider wrote:Also, do we have a size standard for pages?
8.5 x 11 to be accommodated by off-the-shelf page protectors and binders.
I love the idea of a bound copy for our library but I think the aluminum 3-ring binder(s) will be the road dogs.
No real objection to providing "help" to those who want to roll their own but I also don't want to go out of the way to provide "change for the sake of change". (I can provide years of "desktop publishing" as evidence to back up my thinking).
Minimize production. Maximize content.
As I see it we should provide a fill-in-the-blanks template that produces a PDF page (and possibly a web-ready page too) Anyone who has the desire to go custom probably has a specific idea in mind and can apply or recruit the skills necessary to create the page. The only restriction being no larger than 8.5x11 (portrait orientation) and with strong encouragement that it follows the general layout of our template OR is designed in such a way that the relevant information is easily identified.
If they can't provide a PDF for the archives (handmade page?) we'll scan the original. I'd suggest the original be filed foruse in the bound book—or framed and hung on the wall— and we use copies in the road volume(s).
On a side note, if I had to use GIMP for anything, or Inkscape for more than a simple vector conversion I'd stab my eyes out (with an acid dipped nail) and swallow the barrel of my gun. But that's just me.
Hope to see a good group tonight. Let's keep it tight.
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