[bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions

Shelley,

    I like your suggestion of noting the beginning and end of boxes. I may
try something similar, the next time I scan a book with lots of annoying
sidebars.

    I wonder if it would also be helpful to put a line of dashes or
something, above and below each box, to set it off from the rest of the
text. I believe something like that was done with braille textbooks, when I
was in school way back when (Smile).

Paula

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 4:22 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Conventions


> I use
>
> "Box begin"
>
> Box End.  and that way people know it is separated.  And is alas something
> the reader of said book gets to deal with.  As in the print edition the
> sighted person would look at the right side for the information.
>
> "box" or "caption" or "illustration" or "description" are o.k. things to
add
> to a book, as they tell about information that the general reader would
know
> just by looking at the formatting of the book.
> Besides they are things that NLS and RFB and D put into their books.
>
>
> Just my two cents worth.
>
> You could label them "Box 1, and number the instructions for different
> topics.
>
> Just a thought, but if it is formatted all the rest of the way, chalk it
up
> to textbooks and if it is too hard to fix, don't.
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
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>
> The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
> stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
>
>       -- Vance Havner
>
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