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Re: copy fitting question
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: copy fitting question
- From: Buckley Jeppson <serif@EROLS.COM>
- Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 23:16:56 -0400
- Message-Id: <199808150326.UAA16348@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Laura is right in pointing out the proper method. But DON'T DO IT! Sorry
for shouting, but with all respect I'd suggest another approach. Perhaps a
horizontal book with a smaller type size would be better. It would be quite
an interesting change from most miniature books. Or, pick another poem.
At 03:22 PM 8/14/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>I understand the proper way to indicate line breaks in poetry is
>And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;/And
>from that shadow that lies floating on the floor/Shall be lifted--nevermore!
>(with apologies if I'm mangling the text) --
>However that would look TERRIBLE in a miniature book.
>I would go with the smaller point size or find some other solution. Some
>lovers get irritated if you mess with the format (which is considered part
>art form of the work).
>Best of luck,
>Keith Berger wrote:
>> I am working on a miniature book of Poe's "The Raven". I would like to
>> to the original line breaks, but to make the lines fit the point size is
>> smaller than I would like. Is there a proper way to indicate a line
>> the original, such as an indent or hyphen? Is there a rule of thumb to
>> to break the lines? Any of your thoughts or experience on this subject
>> be greatly appreciated.
>> Thank You,
>> Keith Berger