[bksvol-discuss] Re: Marie Brennan Books

Would be very nice if there was. It would be nice if it was universal as well.

Sent from my iPhone

On May 29, 2012, at 10:04 PM, Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Actually, you cannot save a document in Pages in RTF at this time; I was very 
> upset since I bought my original iPad and Pages for that purpose after 
> extensive discussions with tech support before buying.  You can read RTF, but 
> only save in DOC, PDF, or Pages formats on my last working, so I would then 
> have to resave on my computer in RTF to submit.
> 
> Rumor has it there may be a Microsoft suite for iPad this summer and maybe it 
> will support RTF.
> 
> Hope this helps!
>  
> Valerie
> 
> From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tue, May 29, 2012 8:21:43 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marie Brennan Books
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> It'd be interesting to find out whether proofreading on the iPhone would be
> possible.  Just, please, before you take on the task, be very clear what is
> necessary to be retained in rtf files, all paragraphing, all page breaks,
> the ability to assess and insert if necessary bold, italics, and font
> sizing. There are other attributes to be preserved and removed but those are
> the big things.
> 
> Just be sure that whatever software you are using to edit has the same
> capabilities as Microsoft Word, or Kurzweil 1000. At this point, those two
> packages are the most effective proofreading software.
> 
> Good luck giving the iPhone a try!
> 
> Let us know what you experience.
> 
> Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ixchel, Jackie
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:43 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Marie Brennan Books
> 
> Hi,
> I'm really sorry to hear that, at least you're doing something you want to
> do--not school work. :) Do you have Pages on your phone? If so, you could
> definitely proof from there, I think.
> Also, off topic, (if you want, you can write me offlist) is it easy for you
> to use your iPhone with voiceover, it's kind of hard for me so I just wanted
> to get a second oppinion on whether it's just me.
> I'll try my hardest to see if I can get a scanner and since school is
> winding down, I might try and locat e abook and try to do it but I'm not
> sure, I'm pretty busy. Like I said, I'll try to get a scanner.
> Jackie
> 
> On 5/29/12, Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Sure. This was why I brought up the question of possibly developing an 
> > app so that people like me who don't always have access to their 
> > computers but do have fairly constant access to their phones could 
> > maybe do scanning and or proofreading through the phone?
> > Alright, I note that you don't know me none of you do but seeing as 
> > we're all volunteers together you may as well know what started this. 
> > I  have leukemia. I've been trapped in the house for months wondering 
> > what in the world I was going to do and remembered that I've always 
> > wanted to do volunteer work with bookshare but never had the time 
> > because of my overly full life. it is a rather obvious that my life is 
> > no longer full of things to do or to be for that matter except bored. 
> > So now after five months of being trapped in the house working on 
> > schoolwork when I can and not when I can't I'm bored I want out and 
> > this is about the best way I can think to do it. Not to mention I want 
> > to make books accessible to others seeing as I'm deaf blind as well.
> > Jackie I think it is now a question of which of the two of us can get 
> > hold of a scanner at first. But quite frankly I would be more than 
> > happy to do that if that were in the equation. The thing in question 
> > is obviously a scanner.
> > Thanks,
> > DR
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > On May 29, 2012, at 4:32 PM, "Ixchel, Jackie" 
> > <starsandhearts2@xxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> Since we apparently can't proof one book together, maybe once we get 
> >> a scanner, I can do one and you could do one if you like.
> >> Jackie
> >>
> >> On 5/29/12, Dasha Radford <dasha95@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> That's good to know but does this not extend to single chapter as 
> >>> well depending on whether single chapter or 10% is larger portion of 
> >>> the text?
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>> On May 29, 2012, at 4:17 PM, "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi Dasha,
> >>>>
> >>>> Currently, you can't share content in the way you're suggesting.  
> >>>> Only one person can be the proofreader of a book at a time.  
> >>>> Bookshare hopes to change that in the future, so books can be done 
> >>>> a chapter at a time.
> >>>> Currently, the 10% limit is the amount of material that can be 
> >>>> passed at a time directly from a person who has scanned a book and 
> >>>> submitted it, and the person who has checked it out and is 
> >>>> proofreading it. That happens when, for example, the person 
> >>>> proofreading the book discovers that part of a chapter is missing, 
> >>>> and the scanner can then send the proofreader those missing pages 
> >>>> directly. Sometimes when a page is missing, and the original 
> >>>> scanner can't get the book again or isn't available, a volunteer 
> >>>> other than the original scanner will find the book in their 
> >>>> library, and scan it for the proofreader. But other than those 
> >>>> kinds of situations, volunteers cannot share scanned or proofread 
> >>>> material with each other, because of the laws that govern 
> >>>> copyright.
> >>>>
> >>>> What you might ask for on this list is if someone will scan a short 
> >>>> book for you, like a middle-school level, or a short children's 
> >>>> first chapter book, to proofread. Then you can dip your toe into 
> >>>> the proofreading waters without something that feels overwhelming. 
> >>>> smile.
> >>>>
> >>>> Judy s.
> >>>>
> >>>> On 5/29/2012 10:14 AM, Dasha Radford wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I do appreciate the help it's true. Unfortunately, we still need 
> >>>>> somebody
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