I'm just working on The Big Bam, a new Babe Ruth biography. An excellen read, by the way, baseball fan or not!, any of you validators! There is a series of about 10 pages of photographs. The captions all scanned real nicely, and I do as Katie suggests, to delete the jibberish characters. Doing that really enhances the reading, I think. A Suggestion: what I do is to consistently insert this in front of each of the captions: [PHOTO CAPTION] I actually just copy that text to the clipboard, and paste it in for each caption, so it works pretty well and I think as a reader myself, it helps to hear the term before the caption, and you know it is not part of the text narrative. Hope that is a useful idea. Something else -- Sometimes these pages of the book are part of the page pagination and sometimes they are not. If they are, I have put in a page number if there is not one. In this current book I'm working on, they are not part of the page numbering and the next page with text is the page after the last page before the photos. One thing I did one time was that I found there was only like one more page of a chapter remaining after a set of pages with photographs. I chose to go ahead and move those captions to after that last page of the chapter. It sure makes it nice to not have the chapter interrupted by the captions. Thanks. Rik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Katie Star Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:53 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Submission HI Alexis, This is common for the OCR software to do with pictures or illustrations. IT may pick up a word or so but it is mostly odd symbols. The best thing to do in this case is keep the caption and delete the gibberish. The other option would be to have sighted assistance and put a description of the picture but not required. Katie Hill Miracles happen not in opposition to Nature, but in opposition to what we know of Nature. -St. Augustine ________________________________ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alexis Read Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 6:35 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Submission Just submitted a book entitled "The Little Book of Hugs." There are many pictures in the print version that didn't scan. When the OCR was applied to the text, the pictures converted to letters and symbols that didn't make sense. I'm not sure if this will be difficult for the volunteer who validates it or not. Most of the pictures have captions that scanned decently. Alexis Alexis Read alexisread@xxxxxxxxx "Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." John Cotton ________________________________ Sneak preview the all-new Yahoo.com <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=40762/*http:/www.yahoo.com/preview> . It's not radically different. Just radically better. 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.