Well, if you're reading the book you're validating and the text continues logically, you know the page break and page number are o.k. If suddenly the next page doesn't make sense--something seems to be missing (except some of the weird sci fi Amy's been working on--grin) either a sentence or two or a page or more is missing. Likewise, if the page repeats, you know the page has been scanned twice. That can happen to the best of us--likewise, pages can be skipped either because the scanner loses concentration or pages stick together. When I scanned books and prevalidated afterward, before submitting, I discovered I had both duplicated and skipped pages. If pages are missing and you can't get the book or read it, then you'd probably prefer to release it was a note, such as you've seen here, so someone who can get the book can validated it. HTH Cindy --- Nan Hawthorne <hathorn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Question: how do you know whether the page breaks > and page numbers are > correct if you aren't comparing the download to the > print copy? > > Nan > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On > Behalf Of Grandma Cindy > Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:08 AM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: feedback for the > manual > > > Mayrie, > > I think you steps are excellent, only I do them in a > different order. If one reads the book correcting as > one goes, then the first six items on your list are > done while doing the last two, i.e., reading and > enjoying oneself. When I've finished, I do a final > spell-check and, like someone else mentioned, I > usually find a scanno I've missed; and I do a final > page-number check. I've found that sometimes I get > so > involved in the story that I've forgotten to put in > a > page break or page number or repeated the number. > smile > > Cindy > > --- Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > Hi Nan, > > > > I noticed your message when you posted > it, > > and have been > > pondering it. When I started volunteering for > > BookShare, I almost > > made for myself the kind of check list that you > are > > talking > > about. Early on, I always felt as though I had > > forgotten to do > > something. So, I'll give you a list of the things > > that I try to do > > with a book to make sure that it is in the best > > shape that I know how > > to make it. It is likely that others will either > > add to, or subtract > > from this list. I'll try to be concise, as a > check > > list should > > be. If you would like more detailed instructions > > for any of the > > steps, just ask. I'm absolutely positive that > folks > > will help > > you. They did me. The order in which you do > things > > is completely up > > to you. This is just an idea. I hope that > perhaps > > it will help you > > a little. Now, watch, I'll forget to put > something > > on the list, just > > as I am always afraid that I'll leave some step > > undone. My list will be below. > > > > Peace, > > Mayrie > > > > Check that all copyright information is present > and > > legible. > > Check that all pages of the book are present. > > Remove headers. > > Protect page numbers. > > Protect chapter titles. > > Seek out common scanning errors and correct them. > > Do some sort of spell check. > > Sit back and read, fixing as you go anything wrong > > that any of these > > steps missed. > > Enjoy yourself!!! > > > > At 06:46 AM 8/16/2007, you wrote: > > >Something I would find quite hellpful is some > sort > > of checklist for > > >validation.. something easy to refer to. I am > sure > > that would be helpful > > >for scanners as well. There is nothing wrong > with > > how this is presented in > > >the manual now, but offering it in an extra neat > > little package would be > > >wonderful. > > > > > >Nan > > > > > > > > > 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. > > > > > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________ > ________ > Looking for a deal? 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