Thanks, Gerald, I will use that format for protecting chapter titles. ----- Original Message ----- From: Gerald Hovas To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 8:15 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Stripper Question Evan, I've wondered if the Stripper would accidentally strip a short line that is the end of a paragraph from the previous page, but I haven't had any problems with the few books I've worked on with page numbers at the bottom of the page. You'll need to add a false header above the chapter headings, though, to keep the Stripper from getting them. I've been using the title and putting it above the chapter heading with a blank line in between, and the books come out fine, despite all of the other pages having their headers stripped manually instead of trying to normalize them. Jim once mentioned that they tried to recognize chapter headings when Bookshare developed the Stripper, so I'm wondering if the stripping of the chapter headings is a side effect of that attempt. If I can find one of the books I've downloaded which has the chapter headings stripped, I'll look to see if they are stored in the NCX file along with the page numbers, or if they were completely stripped. HTH Gerald ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Evan Reese Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 9:07 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Another Stripper Question Dear Folks, I have a quandary that is perfectly suited to the collective experience of the people here. I have a book here with page numbers at the bottom of the page, not at the top. I am wondering if I should move them to the top. The book has no headers at the top of each page, and I would not be at all surprised if the stripper removed the first line of text from each page if it doesn't see something like a page number above it. I have seen it remove titles at the beginnings of chapters when there was nothing above the title, even though all the headers at the tops of the other pages were removed. I like to leave the book as close to the original as possible, but I don't trust that stripper as far as I could throw the computer it's running on. Clearly, it does not just look for repeated text on successive pages that would indicate the presence of a header. What do people think? Should I play it safe and move the page numbers? or can any of the more technically knowledgeable people here give me any assurance that leaving the page numbers where they are will not result in the first line of text from every page being removed if there is nothing above it except a page break and a blank line, which is the way it looks right now? Thanks for any guidance.