SKY Index v.8

Software can wonderful–especially if you take the time and make the effort to learn what I really can do. That applies to SKY indexing software as much as to any other software. It’s always good to read instructions–like the user’s manual.  (I admit to being a compulsive manual reader–and I keep a shortcut to the…

Indexers Rock!

I’ve just had a look at the program for the 2018 conference in Cleveland. There are so many good presentations on the program schedule. It’s going to be a hard decision what sessions to attend when you really want to attend everything. Just a few of the things you’ll find on the program: Pilar Wyman and Katharina…

Some days are like that…

…and today has been one of those days!  It’s been a hell of a day–or should that be a day in hell so this is a bit of a rant and some venting. Maybe you should stop reading here. It began early (before breakfast) when I knew I had to reboot the computer because Office 365 was…

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…