[bksvol-discuss] Re: font size

Fascinating, every book I've read using K1000, for some reason, I did not pay attention at all to the font or it's size. hmm! :) Maybe I'm getting ... what? forgetful? or .. what? :)


Curtis Delzer

At 08:44 AM 5/31/2008, you wrote:
The stripper leaves the font size as is. 8 is the smallest that I can read comfortably. Most books that come through are size 10 or 11, with titles usually being bigger - 20 or whereabouts. Any of the standard fonts are fine - Courier, Arial, Times New Roman, etc. Just occurred to me, I don't know if the stripper leaves the font alone or not. I'll check the next book that comes through with different fonts, to see if the stripper changes the font to be the same throughout the book.

Carrie

----- Original Message ----
From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 6:13:04 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] font size

Huh! I always thought bookshare changed everything to a standard size and so, although do change fonts for various reasons, I thought it didn't really matter.

I'm copying Carrie, who seems to be our de facto liaison now, to ask what font is too small and what fond the main text of books should be in. I had the impression that it was Courier New 10, but I leave the books I validate in whatever font I download them, usually, using the magnification feature of Word to make it easier for me to read and validate.

G.Cindy


--- On Fri, 5/30/08, E. <<mailto:thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: E. <<mailto:thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Expectations
> To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Friday, May 30, 2008, 5:56 AM
> I notice that a book on step 1 got sent back there because,
> among
> other things, the font size needs to be enlarged.
>
> Perhaps the newer tools engineering comes up with will be
> able to
> change font size.
>
> Seems like the kind of thing a automated tool may be able
> to do in
> the future rather than leaving it to volunteers.
>
> Changing smart quotes to normal quotes might fall into the
> same category.
>
> Thank you for the below message. You say what I expressed
> better than I have.
>
>
> E.
>
>
> At 08:28 AM 5/30/2008, you wrote:
> >My paying job is as a programmer for a large hospital.
> When one of our
> >programs is not working as expected, we take steps to
> fix it.  We don't
> >invent more and more complicated work-arounds for the
> ordinary users to
> >follow manually.
> >Bookshare seems to have the opposite idea.  Why pay an
> engineer to fix
> >something, when you can add yet another thing for a
> volunteer to look for?
> >  This seems bass-ackwards to me.
> >I agree with Elizabeth--with the smart quotes thing, we
> go from trying to
> >get around the stripper, to besides having to get
> around the Daisy
> >converter.  What next?  Can't something be done
> programmatically to make
> >these so-called tools work better?
> >
> >Further, things are just too hodge-podge.  I, a
> volunteer with many things
> >to do, am supposed to read the manual, check Jake's
> site for tips, read
> >this gigantic email list, and what else?  I don't
> think so.  And it's much
> >worse for the "process" supposed to prevent
> duplicate submissions.  There
> >must be 4 or 5 places to check for that.  Please!!
> >
> >There are plenty of volunteers who are not on this
> list.  I don't blame
> >them; it takes a lot of time, and I don't read
> every message, either.
> >It seems much more logical to me to set things up so
> that they work well
> >for the average person doing the average job, rather
> than expecting
> >everyone to know about every little thing, and to spend
> hours looking for
> >and fixing niggly little things.  Some people will, and
> plenty more won't.
> >So make the tools work for the most people, not just
> the compulsive ones.
> >Tracy
> >
> >
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