Mine are always submitted with spaces in the file names, but no other punctuation except for the . before the three extension. BBut I always label my files with the title of the book, would never be able to find them if I didn't. Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller ----- Original Message ----- From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 11:49 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book upload I routinely upload books with spaces in the filenames to Bookshare with no problems. No apostrophes, of course. I always replace the underscores with spaces in the filenames of the books I download from Bookshare. They just look more natural that way on my Pac Mate. I was not aware that other operating systems have problems with spaces in their filenames. I suppose I could get used to looking at, and putting in, underscores or dashes in my filenames; just like I got used to the cramped style of eight characters for filenames back in the DOS days; but I'm not going to bother unless I have to. Hopefully, someday, other operating systems will catch up to Windows with respect to being able to create more natural looking filenames. <grin> Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 8:21 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book upload > Hi Dave, > > No, this is *not* the issue. <smiling> Now I'm beginning to sound like > E., God bless her. The issue, for the hundredth time, is that the control > which comprises the edit field and the browse button, is only truly > visible to users of Jaws. If you use WE, you see this control as a double > edit box. It does not show up at all in System Access. I realize that a > good eighty percent of you use Jaws so the issue doesn't apply to you, but > it is most definitely one that needs to be addressed. It is not, as I said > in my former post, a bookshare issue. It is an issue with all sites of > this kind that have this control. It is a general, pervasive, important > issue concerning web accessibility! > > As for file-names, I couldn't agree more! In fact, one of the things in > the proposed Wiki should be a note about file naming conventions. Dave > is right. A file name should contain no spaces, and no additional > punctuation like apostrophes or whatever. One should use either dashes or > underscores between the words of the file-name. Computers running > operating systems other than Windows have a hard time with file-names that > have spaces in them. Why aggravate yourselves? Get used to writing > file-names properly all over your computer, and you won't have any more > trouble. > > Ann P. > > -- > Ann K. Parsons > Portal Tutoring > EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.portaltutoring.info > "All that is gold does not glitter, > Not all those who wander are lost." > > Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit > www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. > 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. -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.22.1/1348 - Release Date: 3/28/2008 10:58 AM 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.