Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Blog Legal

A friend has told me how to do neat things like create italics on your blog. Had I known this kind of thing, my last post could have distinguished between "Neptune's Reach," my 1986 novelette, and Neptune's Reach, the novel in progress that it inspired. (Did that come out right?)

Soon I will be blog legal, and able to negotiate these mean streeets without having to consult my cooler friends on matters of punctilio and technique. (Yesterday my publisher sent me a PDF of the cover proof of my forthcoming novel, Arabian Wine. My moderately cool friend Maureen has a cover proof of her forthcoming book up on her blog, so I asked her how to upload one. Turns out I have to convert the PDF to a jpg, which requires more geeky expertise than I possess. (I lack in both coolness and geeky expertise, and perhaps should be taking supplements.)

Fortunately, I have lots of cool friends. Or rather, all my friends are cooler than me. How did that happen?

18 Comments:

Blogger Ken Houghton said...

Knowing more technology does not make them cooler.

E-mail me the PDF (work e-mail, not this one) and I'll send you back a jpeg.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Well, if I was really cool, I could have converted the pdf to a jpg, right?

Thanks Ken, for a bit of geek chic.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

No, Maureen, if you had more geeky expertise you would have been able to convert the files. Geeky expertise and coolness are definitely not identical, and it's a rare person who manages both, because I think they tend to get in each other's way. (Pause here while we all contemplate examples of this from personal acquaintance.)

Ken, thanks. Will do so.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

FYI. Easiest method of conversion (fine for the web):

1) Open Doc in Adobe
2) When full cover shows on screen, take a screen shot
3) Open Paint (Accessories)
4) Select "paste" from Edit menu
5) Select the cover with the Select box
6) Select COPY from Edit Menu
7) Open a New paint file (file menu)
8) Select Paste from Edit menu
9) Select "Save As," and select JPEG from the Save As Type menu (choose appropriate name)

You now have an uploadable JPEG.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Obviously, to keep up with the Cool Kid, I'll have to find my jpegs of PoH (mass market) and PT and put them up. I know they're somewhere on my desktop, but buried under who knows where.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Ken, thanks for the offers, which I tried to take you up on. Bear.com sternly rejected the e-mail I sent you ("Not all recipients of your letter were accepted by bear.com"; you were the only one) and while I tried to follow your instructions, I can't understand anything past the first step. How does one "take a screen shot"? What does it mean to "select Paint" (I can find neither Paint nor Accessories available to me on the Adobe toolbar)?

I'm afraid that not only do I lack geeky expertise, I don't even possess the minimum daily requirements.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

Solved it the easy way: home now, with Photoshop Elements and the link you posted. See your e-mail.

Screen shots are taken simply by holding down the Shift key and hitting the PrintScreen (PrtSc) button. Paint has been a Microsoft "accessory" for years (though I admit not having checked my old 386 or 486 with W95).

6:11 PM  
Blogger Ken Houghton said...

Sorry; Paint and Accessories aren't Abode; they're available from the Programs on the Start Menu.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Hey, I've got jpegs, but when I tried to upload one, I read something that said I needed to find a host site for it elsewhere. This sort of thing utterly intimidates me, and I decided to go lie down.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Gregory Feeley said...

Ken, I didn't realize that for Paint and Accessories you had to take two steps back; I was still thinking in the context of Adobe.

Thanks for the conversion. Maureen (who knows how to stick the thing up online, as I do not) will bravely place it up among the constellations, then I will do the link. I bet she would do the same for Mad.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

I just stick them on my website. I'll happily stick yours up, too, Mad. Just email them to me.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Thanks, Maureen. Actually, I have the art up on my website too (well, not the jpeg for the mass market edition of Point of Honour, but everything else. Do I just refer Blogger to that address? I really must learn how to do all this stuff.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Mad, you need a jpeg that 50k or less, but yeah, just go to edit profile and plunk the link to a photo and ta-da!

If you want to do it in a post, when you are composing, click on the tab that says HTML and it will let you hand edit in HTML commands. I had to go back and look at the source code for my own web page to remember how to do it.

5:12 AM  
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