[bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions

Sarah, I'm editing on a Braille Note. How do I make a bullet?
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: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 9:30 PM
Subject: [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 around 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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