Maithe, if this is indeed a security problem, please understand that u can still transmit files while making your computer secure. The firewall should not be removed--all u need do is unblock whatever it is the firewall's blocking. I transmit files to bookshare routinely while my computer is behind both a software firewall & the firewall active in my router, which, btw, since no1 explained it 2 u, is the piece of hardware u likely use 2 connect 2 the internet if u have a broadband connection. When I had a problem w/my synopsis, it did tell me that--u do have to scroll down the message in order 2 c wussup. At any rate, it would appear by your address you're in the southeastern United States, which, depending on how far east, would put u 2-3 hours ahead of me--3 if you're in the eastern timezone, as I suspect, or 2 if in central. I could call & talk w/yall at about 3 my time, which would b 6 eastern or 5 central & we could hopefully get 2 the bottom of this once & for all & get u able to submit. Remember that the short synopsis is 200 *characters* (not words) & that includes spaces. I just use the filenames bookshare gives, both in the rtf & zip versions. Let me know if you're unable 2 resolve this by yourself & we'll track it down. Actually, let me know if u resolved it also so I can take it off the to-do-question mark list lol. On 9/29/07, Susan <slumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Lori, > > That's exactly what I do as well. > > Susan, Another Cat Lover > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Castner > Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 12:21 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I give up! > > Hi, Maithe, > > This thread has been so extensive that someone may have made my suggestion, > but here goes: > > The first time I submitted, I had a lot of trouble and found that only one > way of submitting works for me. > > When the form comes up, I fill in the author copyright info, choose format > and press the browse button to find my file on the computer. When that file > name has been selected, I tab to the title edit box and the name from the > file that I have selected by browsing is there. I then tab to open, select > that and continue with the form. > > When I simply typed the file name in the title edit box and did not browse > for the file on my computer, I could not open the file. > > Maybe this suggestion will help; I certainly hope so! > > Cat Lover Lori > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <talmage@xxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:02 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I give up! > > > > Hi Maithe, > > > > I think you're barking up the wrong tree looking at security settings. If > > > you were able to submit 3 books on different days it would indicate that > > the security settings are fine unless something has changed since you were > > > successful. > > If you are willing to give it another shot ... > > 1. If you have MS-Word, open you're RTF file, go to the file menu and > > select Save As, enter a file name of > > c:\try.rtf > > make sure RTF is the format, and click Save. > > If you don't have MS-Word, do the same thing as stated above, but do it in > > > you're copy of Openbook. > > Make sure to include the BackSlash. > > > > 2. Go to the Bookshare submit form and fill in the title, author, > > copyright info. > > Leave the ISBN and synopsis fields blank. > > Make sure the file type of the submission is set to RTF. > > In the file to be uploaded field enter- > > c:\try.rtf > > > > Then try to submit and see what happens. > > > > My bet is either you're synopsis is too long, it doesn't like you're file > > name and can't find it, or the ISBN is out of whack. > > The file name you give it for the upload is irrelevant, as Bookshare's > > computer is going to give it a new one anyhow, and simple is best as it > > cuts down on inadvertent problems cropping up. > > As you are just at the submit stage, the validator can always add the ISBN > > > and you can send them the synopsis if you wish, but it eliminates them as > > possibilities if you leave them blank. > > If you're patience is limitless give it a shot. Remember though, even if > > you send the books to Bookshare on a CD, you're still stuck with not being > > > able to upload new scans until you figure out what's causing you > > difficulties. > > > > HTH > > > > Dave > > > > At 12:43 AM 9/29/2007, you wrote: > >>I cannot submit any of my books. I had 15 books to submit and I was only > >>able to submit three on two separate days. I have changed the file names, > > >>taken away all punctuation, given the file name an rtf extension, > >>shortened the file name...I give-up. I know all the information is > >>correct as I made sure to go through the whole submission form when it was > > >>bounced back to me. I honestly don't know what else I can do. For now, I > >>am not going to waste more time fighting with it. I am going to continue > >>to scan and I will hopefully find another way to submit. > >> > >>Yeah, I think it is time for more caffeine. *L* > >> > >>Maithe > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. 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