[bksvol-discuss] Re: Part 1, Chapter 1 and Point Size

I do it pretty much the way you do it, Lori. I was testing out Ann's suggestion, and reporting how it worked on my system, and why it wouldn't work for Bookshare's tools.


Melissa


Lori Castner wrote:
Hi, Melissa,

I guess I take the long way around the barn when setting up the font sizes.

I select the part, chapter, section, whichever then go into the font menu (alt+O) then tab to the size column and make my choice. It takes a bit longer but works for me; I guess I'm just used to doing it that way.I use MS Word 2003.

Lori C.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 10:42 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Part 1, Chapter 1 and Point Size


Well, the problem with this, on my system at least is 2 fold. First, there appear to only be 3 heading styles. When I press control and and alt with 1, 2 or 3, I hear that heading style 1, 2 or 3 respectfully has been applied. However, 4-6 do nothing. Secondly, the font changes that are made do not reflect what we've been told by engineering. Engineering says that there needs to be at least 2 points between font sizes to recognize them as headers. Style 1 is in aerial 16 point bold, style 2 is in aerial 14 point bold, and style 3 is aerial 13 point bold. So, style 1 and 2 will work, but nothing beyond that. Now, if you were able to define your own heading styles so that style one would be 20 point, style 2 18 point, style 3 16 point and style 4 14 point, this would be a really useful tool. Engineering says that only 4 heading levels can be recognized, so anything more than that wouldn't count anyway.
Thanks,

Melissa



Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi Melissa et al. This is a good question.


Original message:
Ann,
If chapter headings are in 14, how can you mark sections within chapters
to navigate to them? For instance, if you are working with a recipe
book, and need to be able to navigate to each recipe. A recipe book
might have a part on main dishes, within that, there might be chapters
for meat, poultry, seafood, etc, then you have the individual recipes
within each chapter. Using 16 point for the part, and 14 for the
chapter, you don't have anything left for the individual recipes.

That's why I like to use Word for editing. All the header styles are predefined, and there are six of them. Header 1 is the largest size and boldest text and is for the biggest sections. Style 6 is for the smallest changes above plain text. You can do this manually by determining how many different sections there are in a book and making the text conform accordingly. You may just have chapters. That would be just header 1. You may have sections, chapters and sub sections in which case you'd need three different header styles. It's like writing an outline, in fact it is writing an outline because you are defining the various sections and levels of your book, which is, after all, the strength of the DAISY mark-up language.

Ann P.


Melissa



Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Actually, Part I is supposed to be in header style 1 and Chapter 1 is
in header style 2. That means the parts are the biggest sections and
the chapters are the next section down. It is important to mark these
headers properly so that the DAISY converter can do its work. Header
style 2 should be in fourteen point not sixteen. In Word, it is very
easy to accomplish this by selecting the line and then adding the
header style with alt-ctrl-1 through alt-ctrl-6.

Ann P.

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.


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.

Other related posts: