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RE: RE: Oracle replication book

From: Andy Liles <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 12:25:27 -0500
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Hi All,

I'm Andy Liles, Production Manager for Rampant TechPress. I have been reviewing some of these threads concerning our books. We originally printed these books in large fonts because some of the older DBA's (Mike Ault and Don Burleson) don't like to have to use their bi-focals. These guys suggested that a larger font might make the books easy to read. [We're still trying to figure out how Don can use our book as a cane!]

Anyway, we are a new publisher and learning as we go. For all of our next printings, we have widened the page size and reduced the font size, while still making the content readable.

As for Stephen Lee, please send me an e-mail to, and I'll send you free copies of the three books you returned, in the new format.


Andy Liles
Production Manager

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RE: RE: Oracle replication book
From: "Ron Rogers" <RROGERS_at_xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <oracle-l_at_xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:24:23 -0500
Subj: RE: Oracle replication book

I for one am pleased with the fonts in the Rampant books. I have to use a 1024X screen to enable the applications to display all the info and my eyes are tired by the time I get to sit and read manuals. The larger than legal document print is quite welcome for this old fartttt. Ron

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From: Stephen.Lee_at_xxxxxxxx
To: oracle-l_at_xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:03:23 -0600
Subj: Oracle replication book

I was so disgusted with the Big Chief tablet books that it's possible they put me in a bad frame of mind, so that I might not have given the third book
-- which was in a normal font -- as fair a consideration as I maybe should
have. As best as I can remember the Big Chief books were: Mike Ault's Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts Oracle Utilities: Using Hidden Programs, Import/Export, SQL*Loader, oradebug, tkprof, & More
I'm not 100% certain, but about 98% sure these were the two books that made me ask: What are these guys thinking?!
And for those people not familiar with the "Big Chief" thing: It is (or was) a common brand of pad of paper used by school children learning to write. The Laddie pencil is a type of pencil, bigger than normal and painted blue, used by these children.

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