Good morning folks,
I asked a question a couple months back about getting a very large (900 11x17 size pages) document bound, I think i learned a lot then about the binding process, and after a several month hiatus, I am back and ready to continue the process.
Firstoff, im looking for a printery so i can get my document printed up on nice paper with proper imposition. I live in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Virginia area and a local one would be better, but im willing to ship out if thats not an option.
Now heres the step im a bit stuck on. I have my document in a .doc format, from working with it, ive determined that microsoft word is pretty horrible for large files and proper formatting and im assuming a printery might think the same thing.
#1) Whats the best digital format for me to have my document in in order to make the printerys job easy?
My document contains some text boxes (blocks of text surrounded by a line) and some inline pictures, this may affect what formats i have available
#2) Anyone know a good printery in the area i mentioned? It would just be a single printing, one copy of the manuscript
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance folks