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Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 21:19

Did you add Hartlepool into wildcats?

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Aug 5 2007 21:19

also, should add at end that there will be future issues when and where appropriate, so possibly some aimed at civil servants during their ballot/strikes, etc.

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 21:20

It says "for the next issue" in about us - that's enough I think. And the header has "issue #1" on it.

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 21:27

Nice!

Couple of small things:

"discuss" should link to pay-2007 rather than royal-mail I think.

work to rule has "back log" and "backlogs" - have to pick one. Also should add Burslem in - they've been doing it since December apparently.

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 21:29

distro: there's a CWU rally 21st August - I can't get to that one but might be worth doing.

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Aug 5 2007 21:48

work to rule - hartlepool's doing as well. i think we should just say several offices...

ok it's mostly done, trying to fit last few bits in and keep it nice.

if we use that postie logo, he looks a bit stretched horizontally... also the circle could do with being a bit thicker - maybe double? could you sort that?

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Aug 5 2007 21:53

nice use of white space, dunno how you've fitted it all in cool

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 22:11

postie's been put on a diet - new png up now. Can upload SVG (vector graphic, resizes without any loss in quality) if that's better

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Aug 5 2007 22:54

new draft up. few bits don't quite fit but will sort when we put final text in

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 23:04

Looks good to me. You got back page as well?

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Aug 5 2007 23:08

yeah, you need to d/l it to see i think.

there's some space on back page too. could put some extra shit there - mail address @ freedom say? little logo for the bulletin? like the libcom star in b&w?

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Aug 5 2007 23:21

needs mention of linking post office struggle with it... but i gotta go to bed. will continue tomow... we can have a finalish one up and still improve if some others are handed out...

Mike Harman
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Aug 5 2007 23:43

Be good to have something printable/usable for tomorrow then we can always change little bits here and there. If a few people in London want to distribute we should try to get some bulk copying done during the week one way or another in time for Wednesday/Thursday.

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Aug 5 2007 23:55

Reported this week; "... on Tuesday, staff working behind post office counters went on strike to back their colleagues. Workers at the Hampstead post office in Hampstead High Street manned a picket line and told shoppers why they were taking action." - Camden New Journal.
Any room left to add a mention of counter staff action, or is it already referred to?

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Aug 6 2007 00:01

Not in yet but I think John is making/leaving space I think. Not sure whether it should be in wider public sector, or a small insert/section by itself.

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Aug 6 2007 06:21

the 'royal mail's strategy ...' big quote on the back cuts off before the end (expand the text box thing?) - but looking good

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Aug 6 2007 09:41

yeah jos back quote's different now.

post office thing could go in roundup...

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Aug 6 2007 09:49

jos - could you make the red and black libcom star into a white and black one? (i.e. not greyscale) just for on the back, small

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Aug 6 2007 10:12

i'm at work so no can do sad

can you do it in publisher? i think word has a black and white option as well as greyscale - or at least you can set a transparent colour, which could be red

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Aug 6 2007 10:27

i can try - but don't have a star pic here - am at gf's house. i'm sure there's one on the site somewhere but can't find it. balls.

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Aug 6 2007 10:31

if it's only little can't you use the one from the top left of the site?

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Aug 6 2007 10:37

no worries i made on from scratch

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Aug 6 2007 10:39

hippy

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Aug 6 2007 10:58

right it's finished, with text as of now anyway. i added about post offices. i also had to edit down the back page essay slightly, but not very much. i think in future we should try to keep things shorter. but hey not bad for a first effort!

can anyone turn MS publisher files into PDF? all i can do here is TIFFs, sorry. will save PUB file in email account in drafts, will upload tiff to draft document now

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Aug 6 2007 11:04

i can (probably) print the tiff to a pdf at home. if i download and install publisher i can do it directly from there. won't be until about 10pm at the earliest though so if anyone else can do it that'd be great.

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Aug 6 2007 14:40

nice!

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Aug 6 2007 15:06

a version is pretty much done - it could be improved. maybe envelope graphic, and getting rid of hyphenated words at end of lines - particularly in 318 box.

http://libcom.org/library/dispatch-public-sector-pay-dispute-1-august-2007

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Aug 6 2007 15:26

the sub-headers like 'doing the job as it's meant to be done' are a bit hard to read when printed with the bolding - increase the spacing between letters or something?

Mike Harman
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Aug 6 2007 15:28

I don't think the envelope graphic looked that great on it first time 'round, obviously I'm biased towards my prole rip-off though.

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Aug 6 2007 15:42

if someone has publisher - DOit! orig in email a/c