Getting johnstonia Documents in Microsoft Publisher Format

If you want to use a text from johnstonia as a class book or read it at your leisure, you might prefer to produce the document in the form of a small booklet, rather than to read it off the screen or from a printed version of the web pages.

Those who would like to print off a johnstonia text in the form of a booket (5.5 in. by 4.25 in.--a folded quarto page) should carry out the following steps.

1. Contact Ian Johnston by e-mail, requesting a Publisher file for the document.  You will receive back an e-mail with the Publisher file attached.  Note that the file will be in Publisher 2000.  Obviously, you will have to have Microsoft Publisher 2000 or higher available on your computer.

2. Open the attachment and check the document on screen carefully to make sure the format is acceptable.  You may have to make minor editorial changes (e.g., in footnotes).  In most cases, such changes should not be necessary.  If you wish to make editorial changes (e.g. adding or deleting footnotes, removing line numbers, and so on), feel free to do so.

3. The Publisher file is ready to print as is (after Step 2 above).  Those new to Publisher should not be concerned if there are one to three blank pages at the end of the text.  The reason for this is that, in order get the pages arranged correctly, Publisher requires a total page number divisible by 4.

4. Print the Publisher document as a booklet.  

5. Photocopy the pages of the booklet so that the text appears on both sides of the page (i.e., going from originals printed on one side to copies printed on two sides).  Depending on your photocopy machine, you may have to reverse (i.e., turn upside down) every second page in order to make sure that in the finished booklet the pages are all oriented the same way.  If you're not sure whether you need to do this or not, try photocopying the first two pages and inspect the result (Is the text on the back oriented in the same way as the text on the front?).

6. Collate the pages, fold each collated set, and staple the individual copies together along the fold (or if your print shop can do it, cut the pages and use a thermal binding).

7. Note that the Publisher file contains a title page and the text.  It does not include a separate page for the outside cover.  If you wish to have that on the booklet, you will have to produce it yourself.

8.  There is no charge for this service, nor do you need to send any details about the number of copies, or seek permission to make additional copies.  I would, as a matter of personal interest, appreciate learning about any copies used for a dramatic production.

Important Note About Combining Booklets

Some longer words consist of more than one booklet (e.g., the Oresteia consists of separate booklets for each of the three plays; the Iliad consists of a separate booklet for each of the twenty-four books; the Genealogy of Morals consists of a separate booklet for each of the three parts and the Prologue).  However, the page numbers are organized so that the booklets can be put together into a single volume and the page numbers will be correct throughout.

If you are putting two or more booklets together into a single bound text, however, you will sometimes need to remove the blank pages at the end of some of the booklets so that you do not have pages with duplicate page numbers.  If you wish to keep the booklets separate, you might want to change the page numbers in all booklets after the first (so that each booklet starts with page 1).

If you need any advice about such procedures, please consult the Help menu in Publisher or contact Ian Johnston.


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