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6 posts for 2012

When The Iron Lady Ruled Britain

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There's an excellent article in The Observer by Robert Chesshyre on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher on today's Britain, and how little has changed in so many ways. It's already generated a healthy load of comments, which is what you'd expect from such a sensitive topic. The book, which we reissued…

Killing Runts in InDesign with GREP

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There's always been a certain degree of confusion as to the definition of "orphans", "widows" and "runts" in typography. Runts are occasionally referred to as orphans, which does not help matters. And they are sometimes (mistakenly) called widows, too. So let's just clear this up once and for all: Orphans are,…

Images and Captions in InDesign CS5.5

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One problem we've come across repeatedly is how to get an inline image to sit between two paragraphs with an even space above and below it. You can always try doing this by eye, but we feel that it's best to use a technique that allows you to get it exactly right…

Open Atrium

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We’ve been tossing up between two options for open-source project management: ToDoYu and Open Atrium. We wanted everyone to be notified of changes to a project as they happen, rather than insisting they check the project website constantly, and this didn’t seem to be easily possible with ToDoYu after some…

At the London Book Fair

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A brief note to let you know that Alex and Bryan of Tetragon will be attending the London Book Fair, from the 16-18 April, at stall G830. We're sharing a stall with some of our clients: Alma Books, Tindal Street Press and Pushkin Press. Please drop by for…

Introducing...

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Welcome to the brand-new Tetragon website. We designed and developed it in-house, and it tries to make full use of the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3, something we hope to do more work with in the near future. Tetragon was founded in 2010 because we felt that there was a need…