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Classical Documents

Businesses and self-published authors greatly benefit from outsourcing document editing, design, and typesetting. Rather than wrestling with a word processor, have BD Tech Concepts LLC organize and format your work for you, using an advanced programmable document-typesetting system.

See how Technical Editing can improve your book in general grammar and spelling, and structural organization and cross-referencing.

Book & Monograph Design has a technical book design, formatted for tablet use. A properly formatted PDF file has advantages over the EPUB format when complicated math and diagrams are involved.

Technical Documents has samples of a more technical nature. Traditional book samples are below.

The following sample documents were sourced from HTML format and processed in multiple stages into the document system for layout of the final printed pages. Processing included an automatic document conversion, replacement of left-over artifacts of the conversion process, and extensive custom-designed algorithmically-controlled processing to convert multi-level HTML index reference links to proper page references for the final printed index.

McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader, by William Holmes McGuffey

The full book: McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader — 6 M PDF

A school child’s reader from the 1800s.

Being a collection of works, a macro was developed to automatically generate a chapter heading with title, an optional lead-in with the author’s name and an optional suffix, and birth/death years if given, plus a table-of-contents entry with author, and an index entry sorted by last name. Likewise for illustrations. (See tocdata package.)

Also demonstrated are the advanced typesetting of verse, dialog, and essays, special sections for remarks, exceptions, and examples, and the use of diacritics for phonetic symbols.


In the public domain.

Figure 44: From McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
Great Astronomers, by Sir Robert S. Ball

The full book: Great Astronomers — 10 M PDF

An interesting and highly-readable survey of historic astronomers and their work.

Typeset for a 6 × 9" double-sided page. 270 pages, including portraits, photos, and several diagrams.

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In the public domain.

Figure 45: From Great Astronomers, by Sir Robert S. Ball
Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott

The full book: Rob Roy — 3 M PDF

An historical novel.

Typeset in the style of the original, for double-sided letter paper. 500+ pages, including historical notes and research.

Updated 2016-03-07: Now includes a glossary and additional edits.

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In the public domain.

Figure 46: From Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott
Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott

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In the public domain.

Figure 47: From Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott
A History of Art for Beginners and Students

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In the public domain.

Figure 48: From A History of Art for Beginners and Students, by Clara Erskine Clement