Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-21 Thread Helge Hafting
Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: It can take an amateur like me almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-21 Thread Helge Hafting
Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: It can take an amateur like me almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-21 Thread Helge Hafting
Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: It can take an amateur like me almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort & uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Pavel Sanda
Rich Shepard wrote: pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as the are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:15:28 am Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: It can take an amateur like me almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:17:17 am Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as the are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel I

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring words (shouldn't be too much in tech documentation) and then run some script mapping it back into the

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel, Now I am. However, I make heavy use of pdftk for a wide range of purposes so I'm quite familiar with this tool. Rich -- Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D. | Integrity

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Pavel Sanda
Rich Shepard wrote: pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as the are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:15:28 am Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: It can take an amateur like me almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:17:17 am Pavel Sanda wrote: Rich Shepard wrote: pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as the are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel I

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring words (shouldn't be too much in tech documentation) and then run some script mapping it back into the

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: are you aware of insert-external material-pdfpages? pavel, Now I am. However, I make heavy use of pdftk for a wide range of purposes so I'm quite familiar with this tool. Rich -- Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D. | Integrity

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Pavel Sanda
Rich Shepard wrote: > pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf > files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as the are you aware of insert->external material->pdfpages? pavel

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:15:28 am Pavel Sanda wrote: > Rich Shepard wrote: > > It can take an amateur like me > > almost as long to prepare the index as it does to write the text. Like > > just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to > plain text, sort & uniq all

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Thursday 16 July 2009 06:17:17 am Pavel Sanda wrote: > Rich Shepard wrote: > > pages, and publication/copywrite page. I'd save those as separate .pdf > > files, then assemble the entire book using pdftk. Horses for courses as > > the > > are you aware of insert->external material->pdfpages? >

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: just an idea - couldn't be this a bit automatized? something like export to plain text, sort & uniq all words by alphabet, manually delete the boring words (shouldn't be too much in tech documentation) and then run some script mapping it back into the

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-16 Thread Rich Shepard
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Pavel Sanda wrote: are you aware of insert->external material->pdfpages? pavel, Now I am. However, I make heavy use of pdftk for a wide range of purposes so I'm quite familiar with this tool. Rich -- Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D. | Integrity

LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, It's time for me to put the front matter in my new book. This work is time consuming and frustrating, second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. I have to put my cover art on the front, with a list of my other books following, followed by the title page,

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. Steve, Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I made it my business

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Dotan Cohen
 Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I made it my business to quickly learn how and to do the best darn job of it that could possibly be done. As far as I'm concerned, a technical

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Tuesday 14 July 2009 01:26:24 pm Rich Shepard wrote: On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. Steve, Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Dotan Cohen wrote: Please excuse my completely OT post, but that was very insightful. I love to read, especially coursework (yes, I am a nerd) and I never realized how much effort must go into the index. I simply never thought about that. Thank you for the insight into that

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread John Coppens
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:33:44 -0400 Steve Litt sl...@troubleshooters.com wrote: Yes, I didn't want to imply otherwise. What I was trying to get across is that it's as DISTASTEFUL as working in a sceptic tank. And, as you bring up, it's also as NECESSARY to do well as it is necessary to fix a

LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, It's time for me to put the front matter in my new book. This work is time consuming and frustrating, second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. I have to put my cover art on the front, with a list of my other books following, followed by the title page,

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. Steve, Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I made it my business

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Dotan Cohen
 Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I made it my business to quickly learn how and to do the best darn job of it that could possibly be done. As far as I'm concerned, a technical

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Tuesday 14 July 2009 01:26:24 pm Rich Shepard wrote: On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. Steve, Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Dotan Cohen wrote: Please excuse my completely OT post, but that was very insightful. I love to read, especially coursework (yes, I am a nerd) and I never realized how much effort must go into the index. I simply never thought about that. Thank you for the insight into that

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread John Coppens
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:33:44 -0400 Steve Litt sl...@troubleshooters.com wrote: Yes, I didn't want to imply otherwise. What I was trying to get across is that it's as DISTASTEFUL as working in a sceptic tank. And, as you bring up, it's also as NECESSARY to do well as it is necessary to fix a

LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, It's time for me to put the front matter in my new book. This work is time consuming and frustrating, second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. I have to put my cover art on the front, with a list of my other books following, followed by the title page,

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic tank. Steve, Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I made it my business

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Dotan Cohen
>  Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that > Springer would not hire a professional indexer and I had to do it myself, I > made it my business to quickly learn how and to do the best darn job of it > that could possibly be done. As far as I'm concerned, a technical

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Tuesday 14 July 2009 01:26:24 pm Rich Shepard wrote: > On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Steve Litt wrote: > > ... second only to indexing, which I equate with working in a sceptic > > tank. > > Steve, > >Perhaps that's a reflection of the book's contents? When I was told that > Springer would not hire

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Dotan Cohen wrote: Please excuse my completely OT post, but that was very insightful. I love to read, especially coursework (yes, I am a nerd) and I never realized how much effort must go into the index. I simply never thought about that. Thank you for the insight into that

Re: LyX is a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest among alternatives

2009-07-14 Thread John Coppens
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:33:44 -0400 Steve Litt wrote: > Yes, I didn't want to imply otherwise. What I was trying to get across > is that it's as DISTASTEFUL as working in a sceptic tank. And, as you > bring up, it's also as NECESSARY to do well as it is necessary to fix