[bksvol-discuss] Re: Please check something for me

Thanks, Mayrie.

I must admit that I don't understand why setting the margins doesn't work. 
Making first lines indented works, or doesn't it?

I did plan to use the hard return at the end of lines and asterisks between the 
verses. I was thinking of setting the margins initially, or first lines 
indented at 5 and then the words that are at the left-hand margin flush left. 
Or making the word that's at the left-hand margin Bold or caps and on a line by 
itself. If you think neither will work I'll use the dashes, but isn't that 
annoying, or can Braille and Daisy be set to ignore them?

Cindy
> 
>       Here is what I believe will work, and the only thing that
> probably
> will to preserve the placing of poetry on the page where
> the author placed
> it.
> 
>       To indicate blank lines, place an asterisk on the blank
> line.
> 
>       For a line that is not flush left, I'd place a dash to
> fill up each
> space on the line that is blank before the beginning of the
> line.  A hard
> return at the end of every line will preserve the end of
> the line.  I would
> use a dash for this and not an asterisk because an asterisk
> in braille takes
> up two spaces and that would throw off the simetry of the
> poem.  I suggest
> dashes because we know they translate properly to both
> daisy and brf files.
> 
> I'm positive that my suggestion will work to preserve
> the placement of text
> on the page.  
> 
>  Mayrie
> 
> 
> 
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> Cindy Rosenthal
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Please check something for me
> 
> Dear Booksharians (thanks, Lissi).
> 
> Would someone PUhLEESE download Alphabestiary by Jane Yolen
> for me and look
> at the poem Ant Song and tell me where it is on the page? I
> didn't know,
> then, that line spaces were deleted, so all the verses of
> all the poems are
> no doubt run together, but I need to know if my resetting
> margins so that
> some poems are flush left and others, like Ant Song, are
> placed in the
> middle of the page.
> 
> In a while I'll be validating Identical. I've
> looked at the book, though I
> won't be able to get to it until I do a couple of
> others (Jill, there's no
> hurry), and I have several ideas what to do, but one of
> them involves
> changing the margins for parts.
> 
> Cindy
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