[bksvol-discuss] Re: Two ^p's?

Most books indent paragraphs, but once in a while you find one with blank
lines in between instead of indents between paragraphs.

HTH!
Valerie

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> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
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> 
> Then do all books indent their paragraphs?
> 
> Bob
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> From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 7:51 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
> >>
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