Hi Cindy,The whole font thing, and lots more is not required. Bookshare has really very few requirements. Some of us do much more than is required because we know how awful the results can be, but are not destined to be, when only the minimum requirements are met. I'm sure you've already read the volunteer manual. It talks about what is required for both submission and validation. And that really is very little.
What you're experiencing here is the struggle between the desire of some to make books as absolutely readable as those offered to the non-print-disabled community, and those who feel that any material that can be read that wasn't available until someone did a raw scan is enough and ought to satisfy. It is really each volunteer's choice where along that spectrum to work.
Just my thoughts. Sorry for going on. Mayrie At 03:38 AM 6/2/2008, you wrote:
You know, I didn't realize we had to do all of this stuff--change font sizes and all that. I really thought all we had to do was have accurate scans. Maybe I'm not going to spend any time doing this anymore because, gads, if it is all required, I don't have the time. I don't know if the last book I validated even got up cause I never heard. Guess I should check. Anyway, since my job is proofreading 35 hours a week now, I may not have time anyway. Or maybe the problem is just that I don't have time to read this thread and am just issing something important? Cindy Lou Cindy Lou Ray. Each day is a new adventure. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:07 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size I'm not positive that I understand your question, but I'll try. One can change font size and type in Word, and I do for chapter titles and places where the print book has enlarged type, e.g., for store signs in one book I validated, or newspaper headlines in another. But my scanner doesn't convert to the exact fonts that are in the book. For some of the validations I've done I've had to make enlarged fonts smaller because they don't fit on the page. I was told in the past that some don't fit properly on people's Braille readers or whatever they're using to read, also. I seem to remember, and hope I'm not wrong, that a size of 36 was the largest that would fit. Of course that would depend on the font style, because some are smaller than others, but to be safe I don't enlarge anything more than 36. G.Cindy > From: NANCY M HILL <girlyscream@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008, 10:36 PM > Is there a place where you can adjust font size? Would you > adjust the font > size for any reason other to help you proof or validate the > book if you had > useable vision? > > Nancy > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Amy Goldring Tajalli > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:12 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: font size > > > Curtis, > > K1000 scans the print of the book at the size of the > print - which I > cannot read most of the time. When I first learned the > program, the Kurzweil > tech showed me how to set the size by magnification and I > did not even > notice the font or font size. Magnification does not change > anything at base > except what the scanner sees. It does not effect the final > size which is > what the book is in. All the corrections show up within the > original text in > the places I put them. If there is a problem, I ask that > the > editor/validator double check but most of the books I have > submitted have > been accepted as they were without going to step 2. If I am > really worried, > I make a note to have something checked for me so it will > go to step 2. If > not, I down load it when it is in the collection and double > check there. > Only once have I requested that the final form was bad > enough that I want it > sent back for rescanning and will be doing that soon. > > Amy > oms m > < br>If it be now, 'tis not to come, > If it be not to come, it will be now, > If it be not now, yet it will come. > The readiness is all. > William Shakespeare. > > -------------- Original message from Curtis Delzer > <curtis@xxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- > > 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 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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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