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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Language lessons...

Are taking up quite a bit of my day at present, probably not helped by trying to figure out what the Exercises actually want me to do! Still, progress, though slow, is being made...

Speaking of languages, I'm going through the Galley Proofs for a new book, Their Lordships Request and finding that the little gremlin built into Word for Mac or Microslosh Word has been a busy little beastie. It removes spaces between words and at the end of sentences on a completely random basis when you transfer a Word for Mac file (Office for Mac 2008) to a Word equivalent on a PC. It is random and so, when the publisher inserted my Word files into a Word Pagemaker program - guess what. Now I have to comb the whole document and mark up all the little gaps that have gone missing...

Oh what fun it is to be struggling to learn a new language and to have to deal with a difference in "computer languages" which messes up the format in such a subtle manner.

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