On JT's instructions, made some edits to the intro and rebuilt.
I've implemented everything on our plan, and sent the results to JT for checking:
- Running headers have been reworked to match their requirements.
- The list of contributors has been moved to the end, before the index.
- The TOC is followed by a List of Illustrations.
- After the Index, there is:
- a List of Colour Plates
- an empty landscape page for each colour plate, with a caption
- an empty page for each monochrome image (figure), with a caption (all landscape except one).
As far as I can tell, I've followed the publisher's guidelines and examples on page size and text positioning exactly, but JT will to check that. For the landscape pages, I've assumed that the area of the page which is used for text in portrait mode is also the area that would be used in landscape mode, so the centred captions for "Colour Plate 1" etc. are centred relative to that page area, not the page as a whole.
- I've used "colour" rather than "color" throughout -- the publisher may wish to change spelling, but if so, it would have to be done comprehensively through the whole volume, which follows Canadian spelling.
- We're still missing the ISBN number on the title page verso. We mustn't forget that.
This is my list of tasks along with their status as of today. I will need to break down the remaining tasks into smaller items which will each need a bit of research (for instance, for 39 of the 40 images I need to render the caption in landscape mode, which I think will have to be done using the XSL:FO
reference-orientation attribute on
<fo:simple-page-master>, but I've never used that before so I'll need to do some reading first).
DONE 1. Check the intro text in the master doc is in fact the latest (from the docx file). DONE: 2. Create a batch file to expand the master with xincludes. You're better off working with the complete, expanded document, because figures now need to be numbered sequentially through the volume, rather than in individual articles. DONE: 3. Check that we have only 39(?) figures in the whole document. Max 40. DONE. 4. For each image in the XML, identify it as colour or not by some appropriate mechanism. DONE: 5. For Agust's text, remove the first image, because it's going to be the cover; 3 and 5 are monochrome; and the rest are colour. Add "From the collection of Ísfilm. Used by permission." to each caption. Source should be tagged up so it can be rendered in smaller text. DONE: 6. Lindqvist's images are both colour. Add at the end of the article: [For images from the films Härlig är Jorden and Sånger från andra våningen see colour plates xx and yy]. NOTE: PRESUMED BY POSITION THAT THESE WILL BE COLOUR PLATES 6 AND 7. DONE: 7. For Lund and Smith, add the new captions, followed by "Used by permission." For Smith, just ignore the multi-image captions completely. For Lunde, add "Frame enlargement from the 35mm print of the film at the Norwegian Film Institute. Used by permission." to all of them. DONE: 8. For Smith, change any images which are going to be colour to ImageLinkColour. There should be five. NOT TO BE DONE: provide programmatically. 9. For monochrome images, add an identifying prefix ("Monochrome Plate 1", etc.) to the beginning of all of their captions. JT will decide what it should be. DONE: 10. Identify all references in the text to any image, and make sure they point to the correct identifying term. DONE: 11. Figure out a way to identify the orientation of each image, and encode that information. DONE: 12. Write an XSLT template to generate the List of Colour Plates. DONE: 13. Write XSLT to generate a List of Illustrations page to appear at the end of the TOC. The TOC template can call this template before exiting. 14. Create two new page layouts, one portrait and one landscape, with caption boxes appropriately positioned, based on the example documents from PS. 15. Write XSLT to generate each individual page; for BW this should include the full caption and source, and for colour it should just say "Colour Plate X".
In the process of acting on my own instructions, the number of instructions has expanded from 10 to 14, because of requirements we didn't anticipate. I've now finished 7 of the 14, and am nearly done with the editing of the actual text; after that it's just XSLT and FO. Waiting for responses from JT on some issues which we neglected to decide, and full details on which of the Smith images will be BW and which colour.
Met with JT and worked through all the issues, compiling a list of tasks, and figuring out the publisher's instructions more carefully. We sent a couple of questions to the publisher too. I'm in a position now to go ahead with the document editing.
This proved more time-consuming and complicated than I thought, because of the proliferation of page-masters and sequences over the years. Some simplification wouldn't go amiss on the codebase.
Entered editor's proofing corrections to intro.
These things are fixed:
- Missing quotes in intro (due to markup using
- First letter of a para in the intro chopped off by bad copy/paste.
- Running titles in intro (they were using Review titles rather than Article titles as desired).
- Position of running titles (they were not exactly lined up with the text margin).
- TOC page header (now says "Table of Contents" instead of journal title).
- Position of contributor index bookmark in PDF TOC (I had moved the actual contributor index in the document, but not adjusted the PDF bookmark).
Got a new introductory article from JT, which has now been marked up and included, along with many changes to the title pages, pagination, and order of items.
I've now got the PDF down to 429 pages, by expanding the text area of the page a bit closer to the page number and the running title, and moving the page number down a little. I think we're still within the page limits they prescribe.
I've also fixed the drop-capital problem. The main fix was to uncomment the commented-out
line-height: 1 setting.
So this is what remains to be done:
- Creating a title for the book, and reworking the title page.
- Rewriting the front matter, possibly eliminating the French version, and perhaps removing HT as review editor (I presume, since there are no reviews in the book, although she should definitely go in for proofing and editing).
- Getting a new ISBN number.
- Deciding whether we keep the current copyright declaration or rewrite it.
- Rewriting the introduction.
- Checking all the graphics in the articles to make sure they're placed appropriately. Articles with graphics:
Other things to consider:
- Should we start page-numbering earlier in the volume? (It currently starts with the Introduction, but it could also appear on TOC and author information pages.)
- Should we keep the Keyword Index? Alternatively, do we want to create a proper index? (This involves some markup work, although Find should help with a lot of it.)