Hello it's me again. I spent some time making the changes suggested on my Mayor of MacDougal Book. All went well. And it is nearly ready to submit. But I have one issue that occurred somewhere in the process. And I wonder if you who may know these format codes might assist me. I have a section, several pages, in my book now where the text is off to the right, like it is in columns or something. It was not there before, as I checked back on my back up copy. And during this run of pages the text flows into a next page, since the margin is smaller and all that text does not fit on there. Is this a big problem? Can you suggest the instructions to say mark that section and remove the column formatting code? I don't quite understand the cause, except that these columns were not there before. The section starts somehwere near where there were a series of photographs and there were captions, and I think that is where k-1000 thought to make columns. Or it happened in the universal find and replace sequence. All the other changes went well. I could just submit it here and now but if I could fix this segment, I'd feel glad about it. I went point by point with the find and replace from the instructions on the manual page. I kept all my notes as I went along, to include in volunteer comments or to email to the proofreader if he or she thinks it would be useful. Thanks for any help, and for the encouragement in previous posts. Rik -------------------------------------------------- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:51 AM To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: is it of use to do the changes before submitting to Bookshare? Hi Rik, If you standardize the font, it does help. Scanning software, for some unknown reason, often makes books of varying and dismaying font sizes. This is awful for a sighted proofreader to deal with, and can hamper daisy navigation if not corrected before the book is added to the bookshare collection. So, if you standardize the font size, when you insert text, it will match the font around it. You will, however, have to enlarge and bold headings, that is, titles, and chapter headings by hand after you've standardized the font size. Hope that helps. Enlarging headings/titles by four points more than the text of the document allows daisy navigation by heading. If you don't enlarge the chapter headings and the title of the book on the title page, you won't be able to jump to those things using daisy navigation once the book is in the bookshare collection. Having done these things is something that you might want to include in the notes for the proofreader when you submit the book, so that he or she doesn't do them unnecessarily. Unfortunately, I don't think that many volunteers do these things yet, but I'm hoping that they will begin more and more to do them. Thanks for all of your effort and attention to detail. It does make a difference in the end to folks reading the books that you work on. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rik James Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 8:37 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: is it of use to do the changes before submitting to Bookshare? Thank you to E. and Evan for your replies. I have not yet finished in this endeavor, but did proceed with some of it and will continue with it before submitting. I don't know if I will do it for each book I submit, but to better myself and if it eases the process and helps to ensure a really good quality volunteer scanned book is in the collection, why then I'm all for it. And who knows I just may learn something! Indeed, I did make a backup copy of my book, and set about to do the changes doing the find and replace. I had already put the blank lines above and below each page number on each page as I was scanning and doing the book. So there were zero replacements made on all of those. But that long hyphen find all and replace all replacement was a really good thing to learn. I have long found that those are an annoyance. In my k-1000 the voice always runs together the words separated by only a long hyphen and no space. I had been doing a find all and replace all in k-1000 but I think having this code in word to do it is much cleaner. My next question for you is this business about the font size changing. If I understand the bookshare manual, it is saying to do this in k-1000, correct? I have noticed from time to time that my book scans, when I check them, do seem to have different font sizes. Say when there is a missing page number in the scan and I type it in, or there is a scanning error that I correct and I type it in. The typing text default font is probbably different style and size and I guess this is why. So, these universal changes will fix all of that, plus make the headings correct, yes? Any comments or suggestions, let me hear them. I will proceed to follow the instructions in the volunteer manual for now. And if one of you wants to proof this book, let me know, and I'll do that business of putting the text "hold for (your name here)" in the file name upon submission. Thanks. Rik -------------------------------------------------- From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 5:40 AM To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: is it of use to do the changes before submitting to Bookshare? As far as I know, the changes will be retained. And, if there are smart quotes in the book, changing them to regular quotes is important because those smart quotes are not handled properly by the braille translator. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: Rik James To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 2:09 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] is it of use to do the changes before submitting to Bookshare? I have just finished my scan of "Mayor of MacDougal Street: A Memoir" by Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald. It was a beautiful scan, and the ranked spelling is all done, and even yes, the index. I was thinking of trying for my first time to follow the Tips in the manual where you do the replacements etc Where you open the file in Word and do the search and replace all of the various things like smart quotes and such that I hear some of you have been talking about. Before I do it, though, I wanted to make sure it is desired. Or if really when I send up and upload it, and submit the RTF file of the book. Will those cnanges be retained? I guess before I spend the time to do the extra mile, I want to be sure that I am not doing it for no reason. Thanks. Rik James 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. 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.