[bksvol-discuss] Re: So what did we decide?

Hi:
rtf is a standard format, anyone who is using, word, wordpad, k1k, openbook,
and probablly almost anything has the ability to submit in rtf.

Having bookshare   automate the conversion  on their end would probably not
achieve the purpose, because by then the pagebreaks would have been already
stripped by the original .txt so the resulting rtfs would also have no
pagebreaks.



-- Rui
 Bookshare.org Unofficial Volunteer Scanning Page
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 2:08 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: So what did we decide?


> I agree, and that seems to be the general consensus. I
> don't know why people submit in txt, but maybe
> bookshare can find a way to convert all txt to rtf
> before putting the book on the download list. The
> request,nay rules, I think, has always been for
> submissions to be in rtf. It may be that some people
> don't have that capability.
>
> Cindy
>
>
> --- Rui Cabral <rui@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > regarding .txt files.
> >
> > I ran a test using word 2003 and no it did not
> > retain pagebreaks in .txt
> > format.
> >
> > I know k1k retains them and am fairly confident that
> > at least the last
> > couple of versions of openbook do as well.
> >
> > Beyond that i can't comment.
> > What i would like to know is, what is the compelling
> > reason to submit in
> > .txt since an rtf is only 20 to 40% bigger depending
> > on how much formatting
> > is preserved?
> >
> > Even for someone using a dialup connection, this
> > should not present a
> > substancial burier to submission and or validation.
> >
> >
> > -- Rui
> >  Bookshare.org Unofficial Volunteer Scanning Page
> > http://members.cox.net/booksharescans
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: <socly@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 1:13 PM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: So what did we decide?
> >
> >
> > > The problem, Rui, seems to be that the hard page
> > breaks aren't retained in
> > txt files. I have no problem putting them in, but
> > when I tried putting them
> > into a txt file I was validating, when I openedit
> > again to work on after
> > having saved it, with hard breaks and italics where
> > they were supposed to
> > be, neither was retained. Have you seen txt files
> > with hard page breaks?
> > Have you yourself been able to validate one and put
> > in hard breaks that are
> > retained? Maybe it's just my machine. I have a
> > suspicion that, though I'm
> > working, or think I'm working, on the txt document,
> > the machine might
> > automaically be using Word, though it doesn't say so
> > --it says plain text.
> > If I used something other than Text Only, such as
> > Text with Line Breaks or
> > MS DOS Text or MS-DOS Text wiht Line Breaks, or
> > Unicode Text, would that
> > make a difference? I thought when I asked once a
> > while ago I was told to use
> > the Text Only, but maybe that's the problem. I can't
> > remember if I tried any
> > of the others recently
> > >  , although I did the very first time and it
> > didn't make a difference -- 
> > but that was when I'd validated in word and
> > converted back.
> > >
> > > Cindy
> > >
> > >
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