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Date:      Tue, 22 May 2001 17:31:07 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Annelise Anderson <>
To:        Ted Mittelstaedt <>
Cc:        ML Duke <>, Bruce Harding <>, freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Introductory Book on FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101c0e2e0$2b00d380$>

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On Tue, 22 May 2001, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> You can look at the pdf to see what was used to produce it,
> worse than MS Word though is Adobe. ;-)
> >[mailto:owner-freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of ML Duke
> >Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 11:16 PM
> >To: Annelise Anderson
> >Cc: Bruce Harding; freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG
> >Subject: Re: Introductory Book on FreeBSD

> >
> >I sent the URL to your book to my Unix Mentor because you mentioned
> >that, in the book, you spend more time with vi than other options
> >as editors.
> >
> >So he has a look, says basically "not bad for a draft," and then
> >says you did it with $mswurd!??!
> >
> >What kind of statement is _that_?
> >
> >You do a book on FBSD, and use $ms tools to produce it?
> >
> >Tell me he is mistaken.

No, he's not mistaken--Word 97, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat Distiller.

But I don't like to debate this sort of issue, so in my own defense
I offer only this, from the Colophon to _Unix System Administration
Handbook_, Third Edition, Evi Nemeth (a wonderful book, even
for newbies):

"We produced the first edition of this book with the UNIX troff
package.  For the second edition, we used a MacIntosh.  We
produced this third editon entirely on Microsoft Windows 95,
98, and 2000....We used Adobe FrameMaker for layout, with Adobe
Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for graphics and illustrations.  We
also used Adobe Acrobat throughout the production process.  It
allowed us to distribute chapters and graphic files to many different
people without worrying about fonts or application compatibility.
We delivered the final manuscript as an Acrobat file, too."


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