[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about paragraph formatting

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>*
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> > 
> > 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.
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