Ergonomics and other stuff….

Yes–I’m back on the subject of overuse injury–again, or maybe still–so expect stuff on medial epicondylitis and the like since I’ve been made acutely aware of how much keying SKY Index really eliminates with autocomplete function and keyboard shortcuts! Right now I’m working on a project that requires the editing and indexing to be done directly…

SKY Index Pro 8.0–trial run.

I just finished a pro bono index (a cookbook) using the public preview of SKY Index Pro 8.0 (and downloaded the update that was issued today). As a happy user of SKY Index Pro 7, I’d say that awesome software just got even more awesome. If you are a SKY 7 user, the transition is easy–stuff is…

SKY Index Professional 8.0

I’ve just had an email via the SKY users group on Google Groups that the public preview of SKY 8.0 is available although the “for sale” version will not be available until after the preview ends in April. I’ll definitely be up-grading from SKY 7 to SKY 8.0. This would be a great opportunity to…

Adobe CC 2014 issues, too!

I’d posted just a few days ago that I had issues with CC-2015. After Adobe tech support “regressed” me to 2014 which did export .indd files from unindexed documents to .idml, I went back to work. Unfortunately when I sent the index file for the microbiology chapter, the compositor was unable to open it–even though…

Adobe CC 2015 file issue with index

I’ve just spent hours on the phone with Adobe tech support! As tech support sessions go it was good–the support person did not make me redo all the things I’d done before to try to find out why documents indexed in CC 2015 will not export or save as .idml files for backward compatibility with…

Hiatus

After finishing the index for the European Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs, I’ve had a hiatus–though two small projects did not materialize–but I’ve used the time to (try to) tidy up the office, write about kohlrabi, and continue playing with TExtract, enjoying fall (though there have been a lot of damp, grey days that make it…

TExtract, continued

Despite insomnia last night which gave me a late start this morning, I started working with TExtract again this morning and now I’m wondering why I’m tired. I’ve  used it on different document types. Some very cut and dried with well-outlined sections, but littered with acronyms, numbers;  another was that more prose like, but dealing…

TExtract play day

What does an indexer do over a break from writing indexes? I’ve been fortunate to have a hiatus in indexing.  My schedule that I thought was reasonable turned into something  very hectic and almost heroic.  I’ve more incoming, but I’ve used the time between work to research kohlrabi, to hive and tend the bees, write,…

Anticipation…

After starting the morning with computer hassles, the day has improved!  Computer problem solved thanks to a good neighbor who is a real whiz with computers. Then to further improve my day, I got confirmation that the author has finished the rewrite on the next edition of the motor disorders book that I’ve been waiting…

software, learning curve for new….

After a lot of thought, cogitation, and serious deliberation, I’ve done it–just installed SKY Index 7 (SI7).  Now I’m working my way through the accompanying manual to be sure that I can get the best out of SI7. While I’m waiting for the final on the 3rd edition of a book on motor disorders, I’ve…

Index for “The Polar Times”

It’s a relief to have a cat-proof computer as I’m now editing/proofreading scanned excerpts from The Polar Times for a 75th anniversary publication.  The excerpts are coming to me as MS Word documents.  I’m doing some formatting and checking for OCR errors, and preparing an index. My indexing software, CINDEX®, is making the embedding easy!  It’s a…