Makes sense. Thanks, Judy. Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 8:51 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Two ^p's? Hi Christina, You've got it exactly right. One paragraph mark is just a new line, but not a blank line. For the sighted reader, printed books do not have a blank line between paragraphs. However, they do have a blank line between page numbers and text because that makes it easier for the eye to scan and sort of ignore page numbers without interruption in the flow of the text, while still having them there if you need them, if that makes any sense. Hmm, how to translate that into something that sort of makes sense... how about this? Putting a blank line between a page number and the contents of a page is sort of like the pause in music between the main verse and the refrain. You really don't pay attention to the pause, but it's there if you need it, and sort of helps your ear and brain distinguish the verse from the refrain. It maintains continuity without breaking up the flow or running them together. Judy s. Christina wrote: > Hi, Mayrie. > Thanks for the info. > > So, one paragraph mark is just a new line but not a blank one then? And > two are an actual blank line? > Think I've got it now. > Thanks. > Christina > > > ----- Original Message ----- > *From:* Mayrie ReNae <mailto:mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> > *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > *Sent:* Monday, September 21, 2009 6:01 PM > *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Two ^p's? > > 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.