Monica, this is very interesting. I have been removing extra spaces by hand because they annoy me. I've also seen places where spaces are at the beginnings of lines of text. Will the stripper also remove them? As for page numbers, I have some books here with them at the bottoms of pages. I'm just going to leave them that way to see what happens when I submit them. Granted, the proofer may move them, but we shall see. I'll also watch a book when it has them at the bottoms of pages when I am proofing instead of scanning. -Alyssa -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 10:10 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing chapter headings Bob, we'd be miserable if they took away the stripper. It does a lot of things for us that would make reading even more uncomfortable if we didn't have it. It doesn't only strip headers. Did you all know that if you put chapter headings or story titles in a larger font than the normal text, the new stripper will recognize them as chapter or story titles and will make them sections that can be navigated in the daisy files? It makes moving by chapter or finding something in the table of contents much easier. The new stripper also recognizes the word "chapter" on the first line of text and is coded so that it won't strip that line. So you don't have to use a line of asterisks or write the word chapter and then write chapter 1 on the next line. You can just write chapter one on the top line. The stripper removes excessive spaces between words in our books, strips out extra blank lines, numbers pages for daisy navigation, and converts the odd quote marks that Openbook makes into standard quotation marks. I agree with Mayrie that it's a pain to work with when you have a book with page numbers at the bottoms of pages or where the first page of a story has no number. That's why the ability to recognize a larger font or the word "chapter" was put in place. I generally go ahead and number the page in question to make sure it's processed correctly since the stripper would just number it anyway. If all of our proofreaders were as careful and thorough as Mayrie, Jill, and others we wouldn't really need a stripper. Without Braille access, there's no way a proofreader using speech could remove the extra spaces, lines, and other formatting scannos by hand. Even using Braille, it takes forever. Kt's not perfect, but it's much better than the tool we had before. The staff are open to input too if there is a way to make the stripper better. Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker 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.