[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member

Lissi,

I think you did an excellent job of explaining as well.  It's exactly what
I've heard other volunteers say they do.  The nice thing about this
approach?if everything's done properly?is that the Stripper will strip the
line you inserted, and, as far as I know, it will not strip the line that
Mike suggested inserting.

Another method that works very well for books where the page numbers are at
the top of the page is to use the page number in place of where you said to
use the word chapter.  You'll want to delete the page number at the bottom
of the page if the publisher happened to place it at the bottom of the page
instead of omitting it, though.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Estelnalissi
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 9:57 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member


Dear Jenny and Volunteers,

Welcome Jenny. The volunteers here are practical, caring, enthusiastic and
helpful. You'll be amazed at the range of their interests and abilities.

Fun is had here.

Work gets done here.

If you happen to love books, everything about them, then this list is as
fascinating as being back stage during a concert or Broadway play. You'll
get sneak peaks at what books are being prepared and how they are tweaked to
arrive, in tact and accurate for excellent ratings and approval. Pretty soon
you'll be associating names with personalities, reading and volunteering
preferences and individual talents and we'll get to know you, too.

I've learned to validate books here and I love doing it. Though I have far
to go, I'm enjoying the journey. Don't worry about elementary questions.
Mine were positively preschool! I didn't even realize I had Microsoft Word
and had no concept of the significance of file extensions. Sometimes I
worried that my next question would be one too many, and the list would
collectively ask me to come back in a few years when I knew how to use my
computer. That never happened. The help was always there.

I'm going to venture to tell you how I format headers and page numbers. I
delete the book title and author's name that appears on all of the pages.I
make sure all pages are numbered consecutively and that no page numbers are
skipped.  On every page I make sure there is a blank line above and below
every number. I also make sure chapters are labeled as they appear in the
book. To prevent chapter names from being stripped, I put the word Chapter
on a line by itself above the real chapter name with a blank line above and
below it. My hope is that the stripper will remove the extra word, chapter,
that it sees first, and leave the real chapter name below it alone.

OK, everyone. This is my first time answering this question. Please set me
straight before I cause Jenny to do it wrong.

Always With Love,

Lissi



----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Hovas" <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 7:48 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member


> Hello Jenny,
>
> Welcome to the list, and we're happy to have you as a volunteer.
>
> What you're describing with the title and author at the top of the page
> are
> running headers.  You'll find that your validation instructions talks
> about
> normalizing them (making them consistent) in order for a tool we call the
> Stripper to be able to find page numbers in them and strip the rest.  It's
> often easier to strip them manually rather than normalize them, so many of
> us do just that.  Remember to leave the page numbers there if they're in
> the
> headers, though, since the Stripper attempts to find and process them in
> order to make navigation in the DAISY books easier.
>
> BTW, we're practically neighbors.  My wife and I live in east Richardson
> around Jupiter and Arapaho.
>
> Gerald
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jenny Wood
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:39 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New Volunteer/Member
>
>
> Greetings all!  My name is Jenny, located in Sachse, TX. (near Dallas),
> and
> I am a new volunteer as of last night. :)  I have already submitted two
> books I managed to finally get scanned within the last week, but
> unfortunately, I submitted them before I had a chance to actually sign up
> as
> a volunteer.  I just downloaded my first book for validation last night,
> and
> admittedly, I probably had the "deer in the headlights look" as I skimmed
> through the first chapter. <grin>  I have read through the instruction
> pages
> for validating thoroughly, but find that I am still incredibly nervous.
> Please excuse my glaring ignorance as I may ask questions that seem
> hopelessly elementary.
>
> One question that came to mind almost immediately, and this also occurred
> to
> me as I was scanning, but is it preferrable that the chapter title or
> author's name remain at the top of each page, or should I remove this
> heading from each page?  For instance, in the first book I scanned, the
> book
> title was present on the top of every other page, and the chapter title
> was
> present on the rest.  I certainly don't mind removing these headings, but
> do
> not want to do so if it should be left alone.
>
> So far, this appears to be a great list, and look forward to learning a
> lot
> over the coming weeks!
>
>
> Jenny
>
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