[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Kurzweil and fonts

Reggie, it's not required. It's just one method to alert the Bookshare
stripper tool that there is a chapter heading. It's one method among
several. You could just as easily put a page number and then a blank line
above your chapter heading. Or, if the line contains the word chapter, as in
the phrase "chapter seventeen," the stripper won't remove it. I find it
easier to do the fonts on the computer either before or after proofreading
with the Pac Mate, but the Pac Mate can adjust fonts pretty easily too. What
model is your Pac Mate? If we have the same model, I'll show you how to do
it in case you want to try it. It's not required though, so it's up to you. 

I do the fonts now both because I figure sighted users will appreciate the
visual cue that a new chapter is starting and because I know the stripper
will recognize the change. That's a personal choice though, not a Bookshare
requirement. We have a lot of partially sighted members and members with
various learning disabilities. After Judy graciously explained fonts to me
last year, I have begun going out of my way to make sure books look ok and
that sighted readers can easily spot chapter headings.

Monica Willyard
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Reggie & Brooks
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:55 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Kurzweil and fonts

Are we now supposed to change the font for chapters and headers? I mostly
work off a Pac Mate.  If this is required, can someone please help.  I do
not want to totally go through the 2 books I am working on currently, but
after these 2 books if someone can tell me how to do this both in Word and
on the Pac Mate I guess I will do it if it is required.  Thanks.
Reggie
 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E.
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 12:21 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Kurzweil and fonts

Please re-send the message having to do with setting chapter numbers in one
font and the text in another in kurzweil. I am dealing with a on again off
again technology situation here and have missed some list traffic.

E.

At 12:17 AM 4/20/2009, you wrote:
>Monica,
>
>It came through, and I have it archived, so anyone who needs it only
>need ask and I'll forward.
>Courtney
>
>On 4/19/09, Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > E, it would very definitely affect chapter headings. Unless you're going
to
> > go back and fix those, using select all would mean that you'll make
> > everything the same size, including chapter headings. Did you receive my
> > post from last week about how to adjust or change fonts in Kurzweil?
It's
> > two pages from the manual, and it shows how to make the chapter headings
> > bigger with just a couple of keystrokes. I posted it to this list, but I
> > wasn't sure it came through since I don't see my own posts. I'll send it
> > again if it didn't come through or if you've accidentally deleted it.
> >
> > Monica Willyard
> > "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E.
> > Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 2:38 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about Kurzweil and fonts
> >
> > In Kurzweil, if I use control-1 to select everything in a file and
> > then go to the font menu and set the font for the whole document,
> > won't that mess up the chapter headings being in a font larger than the
> > text?
> >
> > E.
> >
> >
> > At 11:17 AM 4/19/2009, you wrote:
> >>Hi Bob!
> >>
> >>     Yes, you can do this in Kurzweil.  In the edit menu is a
> >> "format" thingy in the list.  If you hit enter on that, you will
> >> see font and paragraph as you arrow up and down.  If you select the
> >> text that you want to change the font of, just follow the prompts
> >> in the "font" dialogue.  Do you know how to select text?  For
> >> example if you want to select the chapter title, say it is "Crazy
> >> Woman Gives Strange Instructions, Place your cursor just before the
> >> first letter on the line, press shift plus end and your text is now
> >> selected.  Then whatever you tell the font dialogue to do, it will
> >> do to the selected text.
> >>
> >>     There are other ways to do this, but I can never remember the
> >> simpler ones.  I've got a crummy memory and am menu-dependent.
> >>
> >>Good luck!  and ask if my Sunday morning never-enough-coffee brain
> >>has befuddled you.
> >>
> >>Mayrie
> >>
> >>"
> >>
> >>
> >>----------
> >>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
> >>Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:56 AM
> >>To: bookshare volunteer discussion
> >>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question about Kurzweil and fonts
> >>
> >>I have a book that generally has decent fonts.
> >>
> >>However, the first part of the chapter headings are in times new
> >>roman 16 points, and the chapter names are in times new roman 62
> >>points. As I understand the new program's actions, this will create
> >>a bookmark 1 at the chapter title, and a subbook mark at the chapter
name.
> >>
> >>What I'd like to do is set everything in the book to times new roman
> >>12-point. Then go in and manually manipulate the chapter headings and
> > names.
> >>
> >>I could probably do this in word with some references to it's
> >>god-awful help system. But my question is: can I do this in Kurzweil
> >>v10? If so, how?
> >>
> >>Thanks.
> >>Bob
> >>"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
> >>committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is
> >>the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead
> >>
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