[Sca-cooks] Sugar production
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Aug 1 23:11:47 PDT 2006
Jadwiga replied to me with:
<<< Have you considered putting it up as a PDF file? >>>
I have a number of articles that have been submitted to me in PDF
format which I want to get online. However, while some can be
searched, I don't think google and such are set up to do this. Also,
before I put a file into the Florilegium I like to convert it to a
format that is similar to the other files in the Florilegium with the
appropriate notices and preferably the links to similar files in the
Florilegium and such. I've gotten a program that supposedly converts
PDF formatted files to Word format, but I haven't had time to
investigate it. And it runs only on a PC and right now my PC seems to
not be operating.
For this file, PDF format may be one alternative.
However, looking at the file again, I noticed that it was sent to me
as a 2.9 Mbyte Word file. Pretty big, but still useable compared to
the 220 Mbyte size it expanded to, after I'd done some of my editing
and wrote it as an RTF format. RTF format is what most of my files
are in, so that folks don't have to deal with different incompatible
versions of Word. However, perhaps for that file I may use a Word
format, along with the usual HTML and text versions. It may take a
bit of tweeking with the final HTML code or other non-standard
methods in my index file.
So, I doubt I can get much done on this before Pennsic as I'm rather
frantically trying to get things done for leaving for Pennsic early
next Tuesday morning. But I will redouble my efforts on this upon my
return. For those interested in period sugar production, I think you
will find it worth the wait. Gavan has produced a nice paper on
period sugar production.
In the meantime, I will get the Word version of this file, as
submitted to me, to those who sent me requests by email.
Also I do now expect to be teaching my class on the Florilegium early
in the second week of Pennsic, although I've not gotten a date, time
or tent number yet. I'm hoping that some of you will be interested in
attending, and I will post the schedule info for the class to this
list, when I get it.
> <<< Have you seen any paintings or drawings by artists in period
> which might show the production of sugar? >>>
> Several months ago I got an excellent paper on period sugar and sugar
> making by Gavan MacBane. The only reason it isn't in the Florilegium
> is that, due to the number of pictures included, it is 220 Mbytes in
> size. Yes, 220 Megabytes in size, in RTF format. This is larger than
> the rest of the Florilegium combined. So I've tabled editing that
> file until I figure out how to handle it. I'm sure he'd be willing to
> let me email it to you since he sent it to me for the Florilegium. Or
> maybe I can figure out if and how I can get it online, although that
> will have to be after Pennsic.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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