[bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing chapter headings

Thank you Monica for that information. I am going to have fun playing with this feature. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>

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Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 11:37 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing chapter headings


Hi Jill. You're right. Sometimes scanning programs make text that's in very
weird fonts. Here's some info from the Kurzweil manual about working with
fonts. I think you'll like the keyboard tips toward the bottom of this
explanation.

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When you scan in a document, Kurzweil 1000 recognizes the document's
formatting information, along with the text. You can keep that formatting,
correct it, or replace it entirely with choices of your own.
If you are creating a document in Kurzweil 1000, it's a good idea to think
ahead about the different formatting you may want and need, then apply these styles consistently throughout. Consider using standard conventions such as
putting book titles in italic characters, or using left and right aligned
paragraph format for full quotes.
Kurzweil 1000 provides both character and paragraph formatting.

Font Formatting
Each character in a document is displayed and printed using a font, which is
a named collection of shapes for characters. Each character has a style,
used to emphasize particular words or phrases. Styles can be regular, bold,
italic, both bold and italic, or underlined.
Each character also has a size, expressed in English points (there are
roughly 72 points to an inch, and the point size describes the height of an
average character in a font).
When you are typing, the editor uses the system default character format, or
the format of the last character before the cursor, or a format you
specified specifically for the current text you are typing.
For scanned documents, Kurzweil 1000 normally displays the character font as
it exists in the underlying document, but you can modify that formatting.
You should be careful not to enable the Single Font setting when you want to
modify character formats.

Changing Font Formatting
You can change font formatting properties for selected text or for text you
will type at the cursor. The font formatting features are in the Font
dialog, accessible from the Edit Format submenu.
Open the Edit menu, select Format, then select Font from the Format submenu,
or use the mnemonics ALT+E, then O, then F.
The Font Format dialog opens with your cursor in the Font Name box. The
system tells you the font name of the selected text.
In the dialog, press the TAB key, or the mnemonics to go to any of the
following controls:
Font (ALT+F). Use the Up/Down arrow key, or type the first letter of the
desired font style to make a selection from the list.
Bold (ALT+L). Use the Up/Down arrow key to select Enabled or Disabled.
Italic (Alt+I). Use the Up/Down arrow key to select Enabled or Disabled.
Size (ALT+S). Use the Up/Down arrow key to make a selection from the list,
or type the desired size.
Underline (ALT+U). Use the Up/Down arrow key to select Enabled or Disabled.
Note: Any of these lists may contain an item called Mixed if you have text
selection that contains a mix of font,  styles, and/or sizes.

To change font options:
1. With your cursor in the desired location or with text selected, open
the Font dialog (ALT+E, then O, then F).
2. Go to the desired control by using its mnemonics or the TAB key.
3. Press the UP/DOWN ARROW keys to make your selections or type the
first character of the desired selection.
4. Press ENTER.
The font for the selected text changes to your new specification. Or, if you
don't have text selected, the new font selection applies to text you type
beginning at the cursor position.
Note: You can apply format changes across multiple pages, using either
CONTROL+M for multipage selections, or CONTROL+A to apply font properties
across an entire document.

To change font style:
Press CONTROL+SHIFT+F to hear a description of the format. You'll hear only
unusual attributes, not defaults, such as a regular font style.
Press CONTROL+I to switch between italic and regular text.
Press CONTROL+SHIFT+B to switch between bold and regular text. This is the
same as CONTROL+B in other word processors. Kurzweil 1000 uses CONTROL+B for
the Insert Bookmarks function. If you prefer to use CONTROL+B for bolding
text, change the Shortcuts setting in the Reading Settings tab. Refer to
Chapter 12, Working with Settings for details.
Press CONTROL+Left Bracket to make the font size one point smaller. Press
CONTROL+Right Bracket to make the font size one point larger.
Press CONTROL+U to switch between underline and regular text.

Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jill O'Connell
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:09 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing chapter headings

That's also a little scary because sometimes the font used is so large that Kurzweil can't read it. In that case I fill it in. Should I learn to enlarge

the font in that case. If so, can someone please tell me where to go to
change that setting on a temporary basis.  Jill
----- Original Message ----- From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:05 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing chapter headings


This is good to hear. I guess they did get a new stripper after all.
Perhaps
the book Mayrie was talking about didn't have larger fonts for the chapter
titles. This new stripper does sound like a significant improvement over
the
old one. Good news.

Evan

----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 10:09 AM
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

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