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The perils of preparing web-downloads

I am attempting, for the third time in my life, to have slightly more useful information and stuff available on my very under-utilized web-space.

Some of this involves putting up first chapters of various published novels on-line for download or .html perusal. But...the only file formats I have for these chapters are the ones they were submitted in. So I'm opening up what was a working file, and I'm reading it and trying to make sure that it more or less matches the later line-edited, copy-edited published version.

And because I'm doing this, I'm looking at sentences that I wrote fifteen years ago...and I'm trying, desperately, not to revise those sentences now. Or some of the paragraphs. Normally, when looking at a book, I don't have this impulse (I may, on the other hand, have the usual despairing but I could do this so much better now ones, but those are natural, I think, for anyone who is looking at work that is fifteen years old). But since I'm looking at a file...

An intervention may be required.

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msagara
May. 11th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
I have them all, but I don't have a scanner *rueful g*. Any covers I've scanned in so far I've sent with my husband to work, and he's emailed me the .pdfs.

We will get a scanner (I'd like an industrial laser printer that does scanning and photocopying as well as printing), but probably not in the immediate future -- although it occurs to me that what I want is a hand-held scanner, not a flatbed one, because cracked spines make me weep.
estara
May. 11th, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Ah well... maybe you could borrow one from DAW in the name of website pr for the books ^^.