This isn't going to be helpful, Judy, when when faces with that situation I do indent the paragraphs. I change "first line" in Paragraph in the Format whatever-it's-called to .2 and then just hit return when I come to the end of paragraph. This does mean that when the first line of a new page isn't supposed to be indented I have to go back and change "First line" to None and then rechange it to .2 for the next paragraph, but I don't suppose changing it to none would really be necessary. I've validated a couple of books where two sentences in the middle of paragraph are together without any spacing. I've learned, from checking the print books, that that's because there should be a new paragraph there; somehow the paragraph indication was deleted, perhaps by someone doing a global delete. G.Cindy --- "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Guido, and thanks for your thoughts on this. > > Many of these books don't have paragraph > indentations. So leaving them alone > actually leaves out the visual cues a sighted reader > uses. On the other hand, > adding in the indentations is a pain in the butt > because it messes up paragraph > formatting over page breaks that then has to be > corrected by hand. > > So, the crux of my question remains: Is there any > agreed-upon standard > paragraph format regarding indentation for > bookshare? smile. > > I have full vision and personally prefer > indentations, but I'm one of only a > handful of sighted bookshare members. I have no > idea what impact, if any, > paragraph indentations have on braille readers or > printed braile. > > Judy s. > cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > Guido Corona wrote: > > > > I suggest you leave paragraph indentations alone. > They are visual > > queues that can be useful to some low vision / > dyslexic reader. > > > > G. > > > > > > Guido Dante Corona > > IBM Research, > > Human Ability & Accessibility Center, (HA&AC) > > Austin Tx. > > Phone: 512. 838. 9735. > > Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx > > Web: http://www.ibm.com/able > > > > ". . . Maybe it was only those who were most > certain they were right who > > were guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just > maybe, those who > > questioned the most were in the end those who came > closest to being wise." > > [David Poyer, The Command] > > > > > > > > *"Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>* > > Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > 01/17/2008 10:47 PM > > Please respond to > > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > > > > > To > > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > cc > > > > Subject > > [bksvol-discuss] Question about paragraph > formatting > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I'm using Word to validate rtf files that I'm > downloading from step 1. > > Some > > scans I've downloaded come through with paragraphs > all the way through > > the book > > that have zero indentation. Other scans have each > paragraph indented > > anywhere > > from .2 to .5 inches. > > > > Is there any preferred way, or required way, that > paragraphs should be > > formatted > > in regards to indentation when it comes to > cleaning up a scan during > > validation? > > > > Judy s. > > cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > 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. > > WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs 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.