[bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions

Text books can be a real pain in the butt can't they?  Sometimes you can put
the text in order, but other times I have found material that just couldn't
be put together to make sense because there are just too many boxes and
toppic threads woven together.  Putting in a note to say where the current
toppic continues is a great help.  I think although it is annoying, text
book readers are going to have to put up with the mess until and if text
book creators decide that spreading everything arround isn't cool anymore.
:-)

Why not just use bullets for bullets?  Stars are a somewhat acceptable
substitute, but they are usually footnotes and might not be great if they
are used for bullets in a book that has footnotes.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity


----- Original Message -----
From: "Merrill Louise" <STARBASEWILDGOOSE@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 3:50 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions


The bullets are used in lists of instructions so I'm replacing them with
asterisks--at least for now.

I've run into another formatting question though:

The book is formatted in three columns per page. It begins with background
information. So far, so good. Somewhere in the third column there's a box
that starts the instructions. Turn to page 2. The background information
continues and when it's done, the instructions continue. If I clump the
background material together, I've violated page breaks. Likewise with the
instructions. I personally find it disquieting when I break off in the
middle of a sentence to find different material and then the thought is
picked up several paragraphs later. I suppose I could put (continued on page
2) or whatever the correct page number is, but that's an insertion in the
text and not part of the text. Opinions? Suggestions?
Merrill Louise, Pastor
The Judson Fellowship
Jamestown, New York
cell/office 716.969.2840
"With all my heart   I praise the Lord, and I am glad because of God my
Savior. (Luke 1:46-47)
----- Original Message -----
From: Jana Jackson
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 3:45 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions


Hi, Merrill! you might want to replace the bullets with an asterisk if they
are used to denote something important.  Or if they aren't in the way of
anything, you can just leave them as is.  One page at a time... What a
project! <Smile>

Jana

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Merrill Louise
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 1:29 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Conventions


  I'm scanning a book  for a class which I hope will end up on bookshare
when I'm done. It makes great use of bullets which turn up as zeros or other
strange scanner interpretations. My question is: what should they be
replaced with or not replaced at all?

  Secondly, this book has handouts -- the kind that are supposed to be
photocopied for a class. I would think I would just present the text for the
print disabled user and not worry if they could be recreated as handouts for
sighted people. You could buy the print book for that purpose. It's still in
print.

  Oh yes, and the book is big and has to be scanned one page at a time.
Yuck!
  Merrill Louise, Pastor
  The Judson Fellowship
  Jamestown, New York
  cell/office 716.969.2840
  "With all my heart   I praise the Lord, and I am glad because of God my
Savior. (Luke 1:46-47)


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