[bksvol-discuss] Re: ark files waiting validation

Ooops. I should have read further in my mail before
answering your other post. Thanks for the info, Jake.

Cindy


--- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey Cindy,
>     ARK files are the propprietary format used by
> OpenBook. It's similar to
> KES, which is Kurzweil's proprietary form. You'll
> need OpenBook or Kurzweil
> respectively to deal with the files.
> 
>     Stephen said a while back that Kurzweil had
> provided a command line
> application to BookShare which could be used to
> batch convert KES files to
> RTF when uploaded by the submitter, but BookShare
> hasn't chosen to employ
> that technique yet.
> 
>     So no, it isn't possible at this time for
> someone to download an ARK
> file, convert to RTF and then put it back on the
> step 1 page. (You could do
> it by rejecting the ARK book and then submitting
> your RTF copy. This however
> wouldn't be right as the original submitter wouldn't
> receive the
> credit/recognition of their effort.)
> 
>     All files are returned as RTF excepting BRF,
> DAISY and sometimes TXT,
> which of course can go back as either TXT or RTF
> during validation.
> 
> HTH,
> Jake
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 10:21 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ark files waiting
> validation
> 
> 
> > - My question is,
> > > could I download an ark
> > > file from the step 1 page and convert it to rtf
> and
> > > then put it back on the
> > > step 1 page so that someone else might validate
> it?
> > >
> > > Scott
> > >
> > >
> > Good question, Scott. I've never tried downloading
> an
> > ark book. Can ark books be converted to Word or
> rtf
> > as the txt files now can be? I was under the
> > impression that they could only be done in ark, in
> > which case the submitter should validate them if
> no
> > one else has in a while.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
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