[bksvol-discuss] Re: lines and page numbers

Dear Lissi,

I've come across the exact same problem in several
books. I know no way of deleting those spaces except
doing it the way you're doing it. There is one thing I
may have tried that worked better, in the sense that
it prevented me from losing lines--but I'm not sure I
remember correctly. I think I went down to the first
line beyond the blank space, put the arrow to the left
of the first word, and hit delete, and kept hitting it
until I got up to the previous page. But it was a
while ago so I'm not sure.

Good luck. 

Cindy

--- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Bud,
> 
> Rules aside, it's very considerate of you to insert
> the blank lines above 
> and below page numbers. There's no shortcut for
> doing this that I know, but 
> if it hasn't been done by the scanner, I always take
> time to enter those 
> blank lines. I don't mind doing it at all, but
> having it done for me is 
> certainly a treat. I rarely grasp the technical
> reasons we do what we do, 
> but have heard from braille readers that these blank
> lines help ensure that 
> the actual page numbers appear in the braille/brf
> downloads.
> 
> Like many of the volunteers who have been scanning
> and validating much 
> longer than I have, I keep finding new quirks as I
> take on new books. In one 
> of the files I'm working on now a strange phenomenon
> has cropped up.
> 
> At the end of each page is a huge expanse of blank,
> space that looks like 
> solid white on the computer screen. It takes several
> page downs for me to 
> reach the start of the next page. If I'm careful in
> finding the top of that 
> next page, I can delete the empty space by
> highlighting with control up 
> arrow and and then delete,. twice. My eyes see that
> when I do the control up 
> arrow the first time the whole screen turns solid
> black. The next time I do 
> it, a thin ribbon of black appears vertically up the
> left margin. These 
> highlighted areas disappear with the deletes but
> sometimes I lose some lines 
> at the top or bottom of one of the pages. I try
> placing the cursor 
> carefully, but can't see that I've highlighted some
> of the print by mistake.
> 
> Has anyone used Microsoft word while validating to
> delete these blank 
> expanses that seem as vast as shopping mall parking
> lots? I love this book 
> and wouldn't give up on it for anything, but it's
> slow going. I'm a third of 
> the way finished so your help could save me several
> hours. Thanks for any 
> ideas.
> 
> Always with love,
> 
> Lissi
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bud Schwab" <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 11:20 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] lines and page numbers
> 
> 
> > Hi Gang,
> >
> > I'm trying for the first time to make sure that
> the page numbers are  one 
> > blank line above the text and a blank line above
> that at the top of the 
> > page.  I find this very time consuming and figure
> there might be a better 
> > way than I am using.  I'm just going from page to
> page and doing it all 
> > mannually.  Is this the way the validators do it? 
> I've spent about two 
> > hours so far and olnly have 100 [pages finished. 
> I suppose there's no 
> > magic machine at bookshare that does it
> automatically.  Maybe I'm just 
> > slow and will pick up speed as I go along.
> > Thanks for any suggestions.
> >
> >
> > Bud Schwab
> > W 6 Z Y P
> > Malibu, California
> >
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