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• I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren t really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 1:23 PM
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I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan
• Hi, Susan, The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline. The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That s about 4-1/2 wide by
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 1:55 PM
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Hi, Susan,

The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline.

The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That's about 4-1/2" wide by 7-1/4" deep.

Hope this helps
Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan

• Thank you, Mary. That does help. How did you figure that out? I m sure it will come up again, and I want to be able to figure out myself next time. Susan
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 2:01 PM
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Thank you, Mary. That does help. How did you figure that out? I'm sure it will come up again, and I want to be able to figure out myself next time.

Susan

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

Hi, Susan,

The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline.

The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That's about 4-1/2" wide by 7-1/4" deep.

Hope this helps
Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan

• I m a recovering typesetter, Susan. 9/12 is a common way to state font size and leading, shorthand for 9 pts (type) over 12 pts (lead). There are about 6 Picas
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 2:17 PM
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I'm a recovering typesetter, Susan.

9/12 is a common way to state font size and leading, shorthand for 9 pts (type) over 12 pts (lead).

There are about 6 Picas to the inch. Divide Picas by 6 to get an approximate inch measurement.

27 / 6 = 4.5

It's not exactly 6 to the inch, but you'll get close enough for your purposes.

Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

Thank you, Mary. That does help. How did you figure that out? I'm sure it will come up again, and I want to be able to figure out myself next time.

Susan

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

Hi, Susan,

The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline.

The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That's about 4-1/2" wide by 7-1/4" deep.

Hope this helps
Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan

• I hope I didn t set your recovery back too far.  ________________________________ From: Mary Hazlewood To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com Sent:
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 2:57 PM
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I hope I didn't set your recovery back too far.

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

I'm a recovering typesetter, Susan.

9/12 is a common way to state font size and leading, shorthand for 9 pts (type) over 12 pts (lead).

There are about 6 Picas to the inch. Divide Picas by 6 to get an approximate inch measurement.

27 / 6 = 4.5

It's not exactly 6 to the inch, but you'll get close enough for your purposes.

Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

Thank you, Mary. That does help. How did you figure that out? I'm sure it will come up again, and I want to be able to figure out myself next time.

Susan

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

Hi, Susan,

The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline.

The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That's about 4-1/2" wide by 7-1/4" deep.

Hope this helps
Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan

• Hi everyone, I just wanted to interject that I was very happy to see Susan and Mary s exchange on the GGASI list. The national lists can get a little rough
Message 1 of 6 , Dec 1 5:32 PM
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to interject that I was very happy to see Susan and Mary's exchange on the GGASI list. The national lists can get a little rough sometimes, and I think this is a wonderful use of our supportive local group as a resource!

Amy

From: Susan Storch <susan_e_storch@...>
To: "GGASI@yahoogroups.com" <GGASI@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

I hope I didn't set your recovery back too far.

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

I'm a recovering typesetter, Susan.

9/12 is a common way to state font size and leading, shorthand for 9 pts (type) over 12 pts (lead).

There are about 6 Picas to the inch. Divide Picas by 6 to get an approximate inch measurement.

27 / 6 = 4.5

It's not exactly 6 to the inch, but you'll get close enough for your purposes.

Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

Thank you, Mary. That does help. How did you figure that out? I'm sure it will come up again, and I want to be able to figure out myself next time.

Susan

From: Mary Hazlewood <mlhazlewood@...>
To: GGASI@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [GGASI] typesetting question

Hi, Susan,

The type is 9 point with 12 points between lines, baseline to baseline.

The type page is 27 Picas wide by 44 Picas deep. That's about 4-1/2" wide by 7-1/4" deep.

Hope this helps
Mary

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Susan Storch wrote:

I asked an editor about index length, and he said they aren't really concerned about it for this book, which is a very good thing because I think I have exceeded what he told me he would normally want. When I asked about the length, I also asked about the margins and font size. This is what he told me, but I need some help with interpretation.

"The type page is 27x44 picas, and the index font is 9/12 Aldus."

I'm sure the solution to the margins involves some simple math, but I have never been very good at that sort of thing. I have also never seen a font size described that way before. Does that mean 9 point?

Susan

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