[bksvol-discuss] Re: Blank pages

That's great to know about the brf files keeping page numbers.  Sorry if
I'm behind on that, and probably the books I've been reading have been
older than that so didn't realize they'd fixed that problem.  Thanks for
telling me!

Charlene

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerald Hovas
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:29 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Blank pages


Charlene,

Blank pages are usually being dropped when converting from ARK to RTF or
KES to RTF.  I think there's a setting in both to keep blank pages when
scanning, but the one in OpenBook still drops them during conversion to
RTF. Actually, I take that back.  I'm converting to DOC to do my clean
up, then converting to RTF before upload.  So the blank pages are being
dropped during conversion to DOC, not RTF, though it's possible that it
happens for both.  Also, sometimes they're just missed by the OCR
software due to confusion by the software when scanning in 2 page mode.
There's also probably some other software which drops them as well.  The
way I get around it in OpenBook is to write Blank Page on the page
before converting from ARK, then remove it when I come across it when I
read through the book during clean up.

BTW, sounds like you're behind on the issue about page numbers in the
BRF books.  It's my understanding that books approved after mid-December
have the print page numbers instead of the Braille page numbers.  If you
know of an example where this isn't true, then the Tech Advisor Group
would like to know since this problem is supposed to have been resolved.

HTH

Gerald


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charlene
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:11 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Blank pages

I'm curious about the blank pages thing.  I just scanned a book that
often has blank pages before the chapters so chapters begin on an
odd-numbered page. This problem brings up an old issue that we'll all
probably wish I hadn't brought up again.  If we painstaking scan and do
a fairly decent job of saving indexes in long books, if you dump the
blank pages, you mess up the page numbering.  Of course, that's no issue
with the brf copy because all print page numbers are trashed
unfortunately so the book can't be used as a reference.  So guess my
question is why are blank pages being dumped?

Sorry if I'm stirring the pot again!!!

Charlene


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica
Willyard
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:54 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Just Released


Hi.  I just released The Believer's Conditional Security back to the 
step 1 downloads page.  The book is structurally sound and is in rtf 
format.  I released it because there are a bunch of blank pages in 
the file, and my copy of M.S. Word chokes at the size of the 
file.  Openbook will let me edit it, but it won't save the file 
properly.  A Kurzweil user could load it and just knock out the blank 
pages and have a nice validation.  There are little scannos as in any 
book, but the book can be rated as good as it is right now.  Most of 
the words that would pop up on your spellchecker are Biblical names 
and places.  The copyright info is present on copyright.gov, so that 
part is smooth sailing.  The print book is around 800 pages in 
length, and the unwanted blank pages all occur within the first 200 
pages of the scan.  I've learned a lot from reading this book, and I 
hope someone else can make the validation process work.


Monica
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