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 > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of > Cindy Rosenthal > Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:42 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > 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 > > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE > COLLECTION)IS > AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > > > 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.