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Popup Footnotes in iOS

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If you're hoping to create eBooks in the ePub 3 format with popup notes, you might have been plagued by some issues getting iOS to work happily. There are instructions in a few places detailing how to do this, but there isn't much help with the various glitches you find using…

Page Numbers in InDesign appear as "Variable" in PDF

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I've just come across a problem I haven't seen in InDesign before. When opening a file from another typesetter, the page numbers appear as "variable", rather than the actual number, on export. This doesn't happen for every page, and the page numbers show up fine in InDesign. Turns out the problem…

Change of Address

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I'm delighted to announce that Tetragon has recently been accepted as a member of the Camden Collective, a hub for the arts in Camden. Our new address will be 37 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE. It's a short walk from home, there's a ping-pong table and it's pretty much…

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,…

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…