I'm cleaning up my own scans. I know the Bookshare tool will remove extra lines but I wanted to do it myself. Thanks. Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:57 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Two ^p's? Mayrie's right. Usually in print books the only indication of a new paragraph is that it is indented. However, sometimes there are line spaces, as Mayrie said, between section, or, as in one of the books I'm proofing, occasional paragraphs which change the topic more from what precedes it For bookshare when there is a space between sections or paragraphs we put an asterisk or two (or 3, depending what you want) as an indication. Are you scanning or proofing what someone else has scanned? Sometimes I've proofed files that seem to have a space between paragraph and I have to go to the print book and see if that's just the scan and the space should not be there. HTH Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Mon, 9/21/09, Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Two ^p's? > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Monday, September 21, 2009, 3:01 PM > > > > > > > > Hi Christina, > > It is not necessary > to have two paragraph > markers in a row. You are right that two in a row > creats a blank line > between lines of text. > > Not all books use a > blank line between > paragraphs. In fact, I think that most > don't. Generally, I think > that a blank line between blocks of text is reserved for > scene changes denoted > by white space, or between the running header and the text > on the page, or the > chapter heading and the text on the page. > > > To answer your question directly, > no, we do not need to have > blank lines between paragraphs in scans for > bookshare. > > Perhaps Judy and Valerie, and Cindy > can comment on what they > see in books and on their screens when proofreading scanned > books regarding > paragraph marks if it is different from my > experience. They deal with > printed text every day in its book format so would know > best what they > encounter. > > I can tell you > that scans done with Open > Book are more likely, in my experience, to have blank > lines, or two paragraph > marks between paragraphs than any other scanning and OCR > software whose scans > I've proofread. > > Mayrie > > > > > > From: > bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf > Of > Christina > Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 1:26 PM > To: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Two > ^p's? > > > > Hi, guys. > I'm confused about > something. > In Word, is there a need > for two ^p's I.E. > paragraph markers in a row? I know they're in the > print copies but do we > need them in our scans/proofread copies? > When there are two in a > row, it just looks like a > blank line to me. > So, my question is, how > are two different from > one? > Thanks. > Christina > > > 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.