Thursday, January 20, 2011

Three Back

Yesterday I got an email from the place that's scanning my books.  It said that the 3 I sent were ready to be d/l. It also said:

1. Please be sure to unzip the file first before opening the contents of
the archive (we recommend using WinZip or 7zip, as the built-in Windows
utility sometimes has difficulty with multi-gigabyte files)
2. Please also be sure you have the latest service packs/updates
installed for Word.

I immediately started the d/l.  It took a very long, long time even though at the start it said 39 minutes.  I'd directed it to be saved on my desk top.  When it finally got there there was nothing in it.  My fault. I started over and this time I marked it to be saved in WinZip. It came in about 40 minutes and everything opened in the window of WinZip. I copied them all into a folder on my external drive. Also I put them on a CD RW and then I clicked on the first one. It opened in Word.  But I have Word 2003. Once again not paying attention to the directions it looked odd.  I realized I'd have to get Word 2007.  On to Amazon to buy it.

The thing about the scan is that it's in page form when it has to be one long document to u/l it to Amazon.  I didn't know how to get it into one document.  I called my Guru today.

I sent her the doc of the shortest book as she requested.  She found a way to make it into one long doc.  But we're not sure it can work that way.

My software should arrive tomorrow or Saturday. When I find a way to make it one long doc I'll have to start proofing.

I don't know why but I feel hysterical.  Maybe that's too strong a word.  Anxious.


Then there's the cover problem which is not solved.  I tried to do it myself but it didn't turn out correctly.  That's because I don't know what I'm doing.

So far this is costing me a lot of money.

Yeah, anxious.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I feel hysterical just reading this. It will all be easy some day--but we may not be here to see it.