I was wondering about how to turn the .doc files for the Eusebius and Origen books into something printable, with properly kerned text, etc. An email suggested that I might like to look at the Classical Text Editor. So I pulled down the demo and had a play.
Unfortunately all you are presented with on start-up is a blank screen. This is not very helpful. I tried importing a word document, and it did import. But it wasn’t at all clear what the benefit was, once I had done so. Possibly the output to print is better — but in the demo version this is disfigured every inch with a logo indicating that this is an unregistered copy, so I couldn’t be sure.
In short, I found it baffling. The help suggested using templates; but none seemed to be supplied as default. Like most people I edit in Word. What does this tool give me?
Probably it is a good tool. But without a guide, it’s useless. I would imagine that most people using this have been shown how to use it by someone else. That must limit the take-up. I couldn’t find anything useful online.