With my version of duxbury, if you want a blank line to show up, you have to put three blank lines. Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller ----- Original Message ----- From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 4:45 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Page Numbers, Chapter Headings and Scene Breaks It's better to put the asterisks in between changes of scene for another reason: The braille translator seems to remove all blank lines from books, so braille readers won't get them in their versions. I have yet to see a blank line in a brf version of a Bookshare book - even where I know they were in the file I submitted or validated. So if you don't put the asterisks in, braille readers will not see the blank line that a print reader would see indicating change of scene or passage of time. I have found that some books put them in even if the scene changes in the middle of a page. For those that don't, I now put them in myself. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 5:05 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Page Numbers, Chapter Headings and Scene Breaks >I am *so* glad that I waited to reply to Eric until I > finished reading all my mail. Thank you, Mayrie, for > answering him so promptly and accurately--and Eric, > you made it relatively easy by figuring everything out > correctly. > > And actually, your last paragraph will help me to do > better validations. Where there are asterisks in the > print book, I put them in, but where the are double > spaces to indicate change of scene, I've been putting > double or triple spaces. Noting that you say that that > is confusing and asterisks make it easier to > understand, henceforth I shall do that with a line > space before and after. Thank you for the information. > > G.Cindy > --- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> Hi Eric! >> >> You're awesome! You've got it all correct! >> Surround both >> page numbers and page breaks with blank lines. So, >> your pages will >> look like this: >> >> Page break >> Blank line >> Page number >> Blank line >> Text on the page >> Blank line >> Next page break. >> >> You are absolutely right, the concensus is >> that page numbers >> at the tops of pages makes navigation easier. >> Putting them at the >> tops of pages is not required, but many of us do >> move them there when >> they appear at the bottom. >> >> Inserting asterisks to denote scene changes >> is just what >> many of us also do. It's terrific, and thoughtful. >> >> Now, as for chapter headings. I'll try not >> to wax terribly >> verbose on this. When page numbers appear at the >> tops of all pages, >> your chapter headings will not be deleted. Though >> it may not be >> perfectly in accordance with the printed book, when >> just a numeral >> indicates a chapter heading, I add the word Chapter, >> as you >> stated. I do this so that an inexperienced >> validator won't >> accidentally think that a single character on a line >> is a scanning >> error and remove it. >> >> If, for some reason, you have a book in >> which the page >> numbers appear at the bottoms of pages, and you do >> not feel inclined >> to move them, you can still protect the chapter >> heading from being >> stripped. Just insert the page number at the top of >> each page >> containing a chapter heading as well as leaving it >> at the >> bottom. Chapter headings need, also, to be >> surrounded by blank >> lines. A page containing a chapter heading should >> appear like this: >> >> Page break >> Blank line >> Page number >> Blank line >> Chapter heading >> Blank line >> Text on the page >> Blank line >> Next page break. >> >> When you treat chapter headings as I have described, >> the page numbers >> at the tops of the pages that you inserted to >> protect the chapter >> headings may well be stripped. That's okay, because >> the page number >> is as you left it at the bottom of the page, and >> your chapter heading >> will remain. >> >> Just to be thorough, in case you choose not to move >> page numbers at >> the bottoms of pages, a page containing text and >> page number at the >> bottom should look like this: >> >> Page break >> Blank line >> Text on the page >> Blank line >> Page number >> Blank line >> Next page break. >> >> Sorry this was such a long note. Now that you've >> gotten through it, >> the short of it is that you have EXACTLY the right >> ideas about how to >> handle the things that you asked about. Carry on! >> And I just love >> to work with folks as conscientious, and careful as >> you are! Thank you! >> >> Peace, >> Mayrie >> >> At 01:01 AM 1/18/2008, you wrote: >> >Hi. My name's Eric Troup. Some of you may >> remember me because I >> >used to frequent the Bookshare mailing list. >> > >> >I've been looking over the submission guidelines >> for volunteers and >> >have a couple questions. >> > >> >First, regarding page numbers: I understand that we >> have to keep the >> >page numbers sequential to match the book. I >> assume, therefore, >> >that although headers ought to be removed (page >> headrs, I mean), the >> >page number itself should remain. Is this correct? >> Furthermore, if >> >the book has page numbers on the bottom of each >> page, oughtn't we >> >put them at the top instead, for ease of reference? >> > >> >And while on the subject of pages, when I look at a >> .rtf document >> >using Wordpad, there's only a line break between >> the end of one page >> >and the beginning of another. No real page break >> at all. (I >> >currently don't have Microsoft Word, but if memory >> serves, it did in >> >fact let you know when you moved onto a new page of >> an .rtf >> >file.) Should we be putting a blank line above and >> below the page >> >number at the top of a page? >> > >> >My next question concerns chapter headings. Once, >> I had occasion to >> >read the copy of a book I'd submitted after it'd >> been posted to >> >Bookshare, and found to my slight annoyance that >> the chapter >> >headings were missing. Now, in this book, the >> chapter heading >> >consisted of a number. That's it. Just a line >> with a 1 or 2 or >> >what-have-you. Those lines were, apparently, being >> deleted >> >automatically because I made sure I put them in. >> (The book as >> >scanned had no headings at all either, but I know >> having read other >> >books in the same series with an Optacon that the >> chapter number is >> >there, it's just enclosed in a graphic which the >> OCR software can't >> >usually read. In my recent submissions, I solved >> this problem >> >thusly: if the chapter heading was "1," I'd write >> "Chapter 1" in its >> >place. If the heading was "One," I'd wrie "Chapter >> One" >> >instead. Should I stop doing this? Is that >> considered editing an >> >author's work? >> > >> >My final question involves scene breaks which are >> normally >> >designated with a double-space in printed material. >> Reading >> >Bookshare books, I've sometimes found it jarring, >> trying to figure >> >out what's going on. Obvoiusly, context usually >> shows me that a new >> >scene has started, but sometimes that takes a >> paragraph or two, >> >particularly if the previous scene ended with >> dialogue and the new >> >scene begins with dialogue. I noticed that in >> printed works, when a >> >scene ends at the end of a page, the scene is shown >> to be ending >> >with three asterisks on an otherwise blank line ("* >> * *"). So, I >> >took it upon myself to simply insert these >> asterisks into a book >> >where there was normally a double-space between >> scenes. I find >> >that, for myself, this makes the experience of >> reading a book with a >> >speech synthesizer much easier, since I don't have >> to distract >> >myself from the story long enough to figure out why >> what I'm reading >> >doesn't make much sense. Similar to my question >> about chapter >> >headings, is my inserting the asterisks considered >> editing the >> >author's work? Should I stop doing this in my >> Bookshare submissions? >> > >> >Thanks. >> > >> >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject >> line. 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