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Re: TAMEd XY4: Right fonts, wrong place
- Subject: Re: TAMEd XY4: Right fonts, wrong place
- From: Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:22:16 -0800
Okay,I have to admit that I'm using Word now to finish the writing of my book.
It is still a royal pain, but I like the onscreen look. I tried NB 8, but
still found it susceptible to crashes and there was the problem of not
being able to use the alt keys as I'd like to.
Just got a notice from them of the pre-release of NB 9. Looks like the only
upgrade is in features I haven't been using. I.e., improvements to ibidem
Also, are you using the ability to show bold, italics, underline, etc. as
they are (i.e., in actual bold, actual italics, etc.)?
No, Harry. I didn't fully set up TAME for colors and underlining etc.,
just used XY's native screen conventions. Truth is, I have not gone under
the TAME hood in a long time. I've been using NB for a while now because
it's a lot less trouble to move back and forth with RTF for student work.
Also it took a lot of time to translate my most recent book from XY to
Word; my fault because I'd never really learned Word formatting
conventions. A while back Robert suggested that NB was the future of XY,
and now I agree. They're working on a 32-bit version so the program can
run on W7-64. Also Robert's NB on a stick made it easy to work on any WIN
machine anywhere. I still have the toes of one foot in the XY pond, but
I'm getting deeper and deeper into the other program.