I have to submit my 230 page book, (which i crazily designed in Corel ) to the publisher this week for editing and copyediting. They do not work with Corel and they need to be able to copy the text into MS Word for editing. I formed my pdf embedding the fonts (the pdf looks perfect) and did a test to see if i could copy and paste from the pdf to a word processing program. All worked fine except for the words I used in small caps. These came out as nonsense symbols. I tried changing under Document in my pdf setttings to Asci 85 but same result. All works well except for words that are in small caps. ( i have small caps in all my chapter openings);.I noticed in Corel X5 there is an option when publishing to pdfs under the Objects tab in the pdf settings for UNICODE ( as opposed to Asci). I did a small test with this in x5 and it worked fine - Small caps that were copied and pasted from the pdf appeared perfect. My problem is getting this result in X7 as I don't see this option in x7s pdf settings. Am I missing something? it is hard for me to imagine an upgraded version would allow for less options.I could in theory save all my x7 files as version 15 and work from x5 but that might cause unnoticed screw-ups and besides it is difficult to work in Windows 10 with x5.Any advice ( need quite urgent) how to get these results in x7?Thanks in advance
Bobby Henderson said:Book publishers have centered their manuscript work flows around MS Word for decades.
Yes, I know.
I am sympathizing with the OP because, although I use Microsoft Word regularly, I have no love for it.
It's the MS Word coding that gets used by the plug-ins in Quark, InDesign and FrameMaker that's important to the publisher.
In my experience for content control the Word files for a book are broken into files that are segments of the book, then those segment files have code entered to format the layout by freelance editors
Those files are simply flowed into a desktop publishing application with the required plugins.
No one copy editor has the entire book, all transfers can be handled by secure online transfer. The only copy of the entire book is in control of the publisher in the desktop application format of their choice.