[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question about paragraph formatting

I suggest we simply follow what is on the original printed page.

G.

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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.
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Guido Corona wrote:
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> I suggest you leave paragraph indentations alone.  They are visual 
> queues that can be useful to some low vision / dyslexic reader.
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> G.
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> Guido Dante Corona
> IBM Research,
> Human Ability & Accessibility Center,   (HA&AC)
> Austin Tx.
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> Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Web:  http://www.ibm.com/able
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> ". . . 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]
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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.
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> 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?
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