Thanks Steve:

   I was thinking of the mechanistic aspects but thanks for broadening my
   horizon!


   Greg Thompson
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     From: Steve Rickaby <srickaby at wordmongers.demon.co.uk>
     To: "Greg Thompson" <greg_ontheroad at hotmail.com>
     CC: framers at FrameUsers.com
     Subject: Re: Looking for books on Frame template design
     Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 13:39:04 +0000
     >At 20:21 -0800 28/1/07, Greg Thompson wrote:
     >
     > > I have decided to take the plunge into learning template design using
     Frame.
     > > Any suggestions on books/tutorials to get out of the land advanced
     > > intermediate/user I have been stuck in for sometime? :)
     >
     >It rather depends on what you mean by 'template design'. This has [very
     broadly] two aspects:
     >
     >. The mechanistic material to do with using FrameMaker to create page and
     book designs
     >
     >. The artistic side of good typographical design
     >
     >For the former, I know of no more comprehensive book than 'FrameMaker 7,
     the Complete Reference', by Sarah O'Keefe and Sheila Loring. This has now
     been republished as 'Publishing Fundamentals: FrameMaker 7':
     >
     ><http://www.amazon.com/Elements-Typographic-Style-Robert-Bringhurst/dp/08
     81792063/sr=1-1/qid=1170077923/ref=sr_1_1/104-8255701-7763916?ie=UTF8&s=bo
     oks>
     >
     >For the artistic bit, there are probably zillions of books on good
     typographical design. I do not own it, as it was out of print when I
     wanted it, but 'Elements of Typographic Style' by Robert Bringhurst is
     highly spoken of:
     >
     ><http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881792055/qid=1138270535/sr=8-
     1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-0443455-9144419>
     >
     >To paraphrase Artur Schnabel: 'The text I handle no better than many
     typesetters. But the spaces between the text - ah, that is where the art
     resides.' ;-)
     >
     >--
     >Steve

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