O'Reilly book production (was Re: Wine applicability)

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Fri Dec 28 18:41:30 CET 2001


In article <a0i8qg014dn at enews2.newsguy.com>,
Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:
>"Cameron Laird" <claird at starbase.neosoft.com> wrote in message
>news:200112281642.KAA24897 at starbase.neosoft.com...
>>Alex: 
>>>
>>>that's my primary need -- Word with O'Reilly customized macros &c,
>>>as that's what I'm required to use for one of the books.  So, I
>>
>> O'REILLY MAKES YOU USE WORD MACROS?!??!!?
>> I've got to talk with those boys.  That strikes me as an atrocity.
>
>"makes" is probably an overbid.  The Cookbook I'm doing in XML with a
>custom DTD, and that's just fine - I get to use VIM:-).  But for the
>Nutshell, that wasn't an option.

Really?  May you explain why?  (I'm still hoping to do a book with
O'Reilly and I *really* don't want to use Word.)
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