[bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice

That's good then. I was wondering about that evaluation period being up. I know 
someone that's had that program for years and is still using the evaluation 
version. She does sometimes have to go through contortions to get the 
evaluation option to come up, but it never seems to expire.

Evan

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Devorah Greenstein 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 7:05 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice


  Well, I just re-downloaded, using Natasha's instructions, and sure enough it 
deferred to Winzip, but it worked fine. I put it on my desktop, and I'm ready 
to go.

   

  Thank you everybody. 

   


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  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of EVAN REESE
  Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:03 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice

   

  I'm only guessing, since I have never had WinZip installed; but I think you 
will probably have to uninstall WinZip before Windows XP will unzip a file. As 
it is now, Windows associates zipped files with WinZip. So whenever you try to 
unzip a file, Windows automatically invokes WinZip. I presume that if Windows 
works the way I think it should, that when you uninstall WinZip, then when you 
try to unzip a file, Windows will do it on its own. If for some unknown reason 
it doesn't, you never know with computers, <smile>, the worse that will happen 
is that you will need to reinstall WinZip and (hopefully) get a new evaluation 
period. There may be a simpler way of changing Windows' bahavior with respect 
to unzipping files, but I don't know what it might be.

   

  Just go to the context menu and click on the Extract option. Or, if the file 
is in a folder, click on the folder and select the file; the Extract option 
will probably be in the file menu instead of the context menu in that case. At 
least, that is what I have seen with my own computer. Since you are only 
getting one file in the case of a Bookshare book, it probably won't be in a 
folder, so just go to the context menu and hit enter on the extract option.

   

  HTH

   

  Evan

   

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Devorah Greenstein 

    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:43 PM

    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice

     

    How do I unzip a file without Winzip? Yes I have Windows XP. What command 
do I use?

    Thanks!

     

    Devorah

     


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    From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of EVAN REESE
    Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 4:32 PM
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Newbie looking for advice

     

    You can just go to step two and release the book. Then, go back to step one 
and download it again.

     

    As for WinZip, you don't need it, not if you have Windows XP at least. 
Windows XP will unzip books without the need for any additional software. I've 
been validating for two years and unzipped dozens of books without installing 
WinZip or any other third party unzipping program.

     

    Evan

     

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Devorah Greenstein 

      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:22 PM

      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Newbie looking for advice

       

      I'm a very new volunteer. I validated two books successfully, studied the 
volunteer manual, read the books, etc. and I loved doing it, I am hooked on 
this validating thing; but two nights ago I had a weird and awful experience 
downloading a book for validating. I lost a book. I, junior, remedial Bookshare 
volunteer, have lost an entire book, misplaced the whole rtf file, it is gone! 
I have searched all over my computer and I can't find it. 

       

      First of all, it was too late at night for me to be doing anything 
purposeful, so I can't really tell you what I did, it seemed right at the time. 
Second of all, I just noticed this minute when I tried once again to find the 
file, that my Winzip file unzipper that I have been using in the free 
evaluation mode, just told me my evaluation period is up. Did Winzip eat the 
book because I haven't paid the $29?

       

      I have searched my hard disk by file name and key phrase. I have searched 
in Recent Documents. I have searched in Winzip Wizard. Not anywhere. The first 
two books I had validated were found by the Winzip Wizard, but not my third 
book. I feel distraught, embarrassed, and, well, I guess the word humiliated is 
not too strong a word. How could I have lost a book? Is there any other place 
on my computer that I can look that it might be hidden? I can't think so, if 
the Winzip Wizard didn't find it. 

       

      Do I re-scan this book and submit it? Do the wise people at Bookshare 
keep a back-up copy so incompetent people like me don't destroy submitters' 
hard work? Fortunately the book is short. It's called An African Prayer Book by 
Desmond Tutu. I was really looking forward to reading it and validating it. I 
am looking for advice, help, direction. Should I go to the library and get a 
copy to re-scan it and submit it for someone else to validate. Has anyone ever 
lost an entire book? 

       

      Thanks for any advice. Feeling awful in snowy Minneapolis.

       

      Devorah

       

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