# A LyX success

John Kane jrkrideau at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 17:17:57 UTC 2020

```Congradulations Les.

On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 at 12:32, Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at lyx.org>
wrote:

> On 7/24/20 11:55 AM, Les wrote:
> > My memoir "Blizzards and Broken Grousers -- a Year of Antarctic
> > Glaciology" has been accepted in its final form for publication by the
> > Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
> >
> > The form in which it has been accepted is a single 348-page PDF file
> > containing all of the book except the cover and a title page, ready for
> > printing. I requested this, because I did not want to scour proofs
> > someone else had typeset, taking into consideration 110 figures, a
> > five-page glossary, and an 18-page index.
> >
> > The PDF is generated from LyX.
> >
> > I used the Memoir class, adjusting text layout to match exactly the
> > specifications SEG supplied. This required quite an extensive preamble,
> > and some TeX within the document. The most difficult parts were getting
> > the chapter pagestyle exactly as requested, and getting  the
> > bibliography format exactly as requested.
> >
> > I have a Master document and eleven Child documents. The figures
> > include scanned paper originals (PNG), photographs (JPEG), graphs
> > (Grace), and maps (PDF generated using Generic Mapping Tools).
> >
> > The editing process involved me sharing my PDF on Dropbox. The editor
> > marked corrections (using Adobe, I think) and I changed the LyX files
> > to make the corrections, and generated a new PDF. She was particularly
> > grateful that I could use the correct symbol (\textminus) for  negative
> > temperatures. Apparently most authors settle for an en-dash. The last
> > correction made was replacing a non-standard degree symbol I had
> > included in a quote copied and pasted from the Australian Antarctic
> > Division website.
> >
> > Initial approval of the book was determined last December. I
> > reformatted it to the SEG specification I sent the first reformatted
> > PDF the first week in January, and received the first corrections in
> > March (with an apology for delays due to the pandemic). I have received
> > two more sets of corrections, and sent two more revisions, before
> > receiving the publication agreement for me to sign on Monday.
> >
> > I have been using LyX for about twenty years, and am extremely grateful
> > to the volunteers who have made it what  it is today.
>
> Congratulations! I've also produced two books in roughly this way
> (though minus Dropbox) and am in the process of producing a third such.
> It certainly is nice to have such fine-grained control over the
> appearance of one's own book.
>
> What font did you use?
>
> Riki
>
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John Kane