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A program add-in is a collection of macros that
run in Microsoft Word, making it do any number of things it couldn't ordinarily
handle, such as finding and replacing multiple items, cleaning up common
editorial problems, and extracting embedded footnotes. All of our programs
include batch processing, letting you do in minutes what used to take hours.
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NEW, NEW, NEW! Editor's ToolKit Plus 2014
Editor's ToolKit Plus 2014, our premier
program, includes Editor's ToolKit, FileCleaner, QuarkConverter, NoteStripper, ListFixer, MegaReplacer, QuarkConverter, and InDesignConverter, all in one integrated program. This comprehensive editing suite gives you the tools to take a publication from raw manuscript to finished files ready for typesetting. Also includes the new MacroVault, which automatically makes your personal macro collection easily accessible from a dropdown menu and accompanying shortcut keys.
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Editor's ToolKit Plus for Word 2003 and earlier, includes Editor's ToolKit, FileCleaner, QuarkConverter,
and NoteStripper, all in one integrated program. This comprehensive
editing suite gives you the tools to take a publication from raw manuscript to
finished files ready for typesetting.
Editor's ToolKit provides powerful
tools for editing in Microsoft Word, including the ability to show and stet
revisions at the touch of a key. Quickly transpose words, transpose characters,
change case, insert dashes and bullets, mark spec levels, change text to true
title case, and much more.
FileCleaner cleans up common
typographical problems in electronic manuscripts, including multiple spaces,
multiple returns, spaces around dashes, improperly typed ellipses, ells used as
ones, directly applied font formatting (while retaining character formatting
such as italic), and so on. Many of our customers say they can't live without this program.
NoteStripper strips embedded,
automatically-numbered notes as numbered text to the end of a document (while
retaining italics and other formatting), or converts text notes into embedded,
automatically-numbered ones! It can also strip notes inline with typesetting codes for Ventura, PageMaker, TeX,
fXT, and other typesetting programs. In addition, it can strip notes to and
from the ends of sections (as well as the ends of documents), and it provides a
variety of other tools to make working with notes a snap.
WordCounter counts the number of words,
pages, and characters in the active document, all open documents, or all
documents in a folder. If you bill by the page or just need to get a handle on
the size of your projects, you'll find this macro indispensable.
DEXter makes indexing in Word a snap.
If you're tired of messing with XE codes and bookmarks, you need
DEXter—the first truly professional indexing program for Microsoft Word
IndexLinker creates hyperlinks from index page numbers
back to the text to which they refer. If you're creating ebooks or PDFs with indexes, you need IndexLinker!
DEXembed embeds entries from indexes
created in SKY Index, CINDEX, or MACREX.
IndexDeconstructor converts a
back-of-the-book index into a tab-delimited file that can be imported into a
standalone indexing program such as SKY Index, CINDEX, or MACREX.
ScrIndex finds and indexes scripture
citations in a Microsoft Word document.
ListFixer converts automatic numbers
and bullets into fixed numbers and bullets—or vice versa—for lists
in the active document, all open documents, or all documents in a folder. It
also applies fixed numbers and bullets to selected paragraphs, so you can number
lists with real numbers in a
flash. If you're tearing your hair out over automatic lists, you need
MegaReplacer replaces multiple text
strings (characters, words, or phrases), text formatting, or styles in multiple
documents. The perfect tool for achieving complete consistency in a manuscript
or for cleaning up all kinds of errors in one fell swoop. Don't waste your time
making the same old editorial changes over and over again. Let MegaReplacer do
it for you!
MultiMacro automates repetitive tasks
by running a list of macros or Word commands on all open documents or all
documents in a folder. The ultimate in batch processing with Microsoft Word.
Puller copies delimited items (such as
parenthetical source citations or typesetting codes) from the active document,
all open documents, or all documents in a folder. It pastes the items into a
new document, sorts them alphabetically, and deletes duplicates, leaving you
with a comprehensive list of the delimited items in your project. You can use
the list to compile a bibliography, create a typesetting spec sheet, and so on,
depending on the delimited items you specified.
RazzmaTag finds Microsoft Word
formatting and tags it with user-defined codes—or vice versa—in an
open document, all open documents, or all documents in a folder. It's the
perfect tool for tagging Word files for typesetting programs such as
QuarkXPress, Ventura, or TeX—or for turning tagged files into formatted
QuarkConverter converts edited Word
documents into XPressTag files that can be imported into QuarkXPress while
retaining style names and character formatting such as italic and bold. Fixes
bad hyphenation and other typographical problems. Provides cross-platform
character conversion from PC to Mac or Mac to PC. Converts Word index entries
into QuarkXPress index entries, allowing editors to index in Word.
QuarkConverter may cut your typesetting time and expenses in half.
InDesignConverter converts edited Word
documents into InDesign tag files that can be imported into InDesign while
retaining style names and character formatting such as italic and bold. Fixes
bad hyphenation and other typographical problems. Converts Word index entries
into InDesign index entries, allowing editors to index in Word before typesetting takes place.
InDesignConverter could cut your typesetting time and expenses in half.
BookMaker automates typesetting and page layout in Microsoft Word.
WordSetter makes it possible to adjust
word spacing (tracking); insert crop marks; automatically style block
quotations, lists, and poetry; and (on a Macintosh) use ligatures in Microsoft
Word. It also includes other features and organizes Word to make typesetting and
desktop publishing easy.
LyXConverter converts Word Microsoft documents into LyX documents.
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Before the Book
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Berryville Graphics, Inc.
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Department of Environment, Perth, Australia
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The Finer Points
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Graphic Press Ltd
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Grid Typographic Services, Inc.
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The Happy Apostrophe
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Health Matters, Inc.
Health Technology Analysts
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The Home Office
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J. Paul Getty Trust
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The Little Red Pen
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Materials Research Society
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Modern Language Association
Modern Language Quarterly
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Multnomah Publishers Inc.
My Two Cents Editing
National Aboriginal Health Organization
National Ground Water Association
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
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New Mexico Historical Review
New York Botanical Garden Press
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Ohio State School for the Blind
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Sixteenth Century Journal
Slavic Review, University of Illinois
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Specialist Publishing Services LTD
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
State of Montana/State Procurement Bureau
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Studies in English Literature, Rice University
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Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea
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The Well-Chosen Word
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Doug Clapp, who makes wonderful books for Microsoft Reader at PocketPCpress,
posted the following unsolicited testimonial on his Web site. We blush to
We now interrupt this boilerplate stuff to praise Jack
Lyon [proprietor of the Editorium].
If Jack didn't exist, many of the books on this site
wouldn't exist. Oh, they might exist in time, but their creation would have
been much much harder. Maybe even "too hard"; I'm not sure. It's like
this. Turning text into a Microsoft Reader eBook usually involves lots of
formatting, editing, munging and messing with text and punctuation. It's often
a sweaty three-way bout between me, the text and Microsoft Word.
I usually win the match (not always, but usually) thanks
in large part to tools that Jack Lyon makes. Jack is quite simply the Microsoft
Word Jedi Master. Obi-Jack.
Jack creates and sells (very reasonably!) collections of
macros that automate tasks in Word that would be hard to do "by
hand"—and in some cases, just flat out wouldn't be possible to do.
Amazing things. Incredibly useful. Priced right. And really really fast.
His tools can be found on his quite civilized website:
editorium.com. If you use Word to do your job, like me, and have wished that
Word "could only do this or only do that" . . . check it out. And you
can also sign up for a free weekly newsletter of tips and tricks for Microsoft
Word. Betchallearnalot. Great stuff.
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