Grace, This is a great idea! I had a folder entitled Tech Tips but unfortunately, when I deleted some unwanted folders that one was deleted. It was tips I was collec ting that people put on this list.. Tiffany Jessen is a good source for tips as well. Maybe she would resubmit some of her tips on JAWS and Word. <smile> Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 7:00 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in K1000 > HI Sarah: > > I have a suggestion, why don't we create a list of tips for best scanning > results as well as validating. I will ask Rui to post it on his > booksharescans page and perhaps Jake won't mind posting it on his page as > well. So if you want to write something you can. If you'd like we can work > together on it also. > > If anyone wants to write tips you can send it to me and I will make sure > that posted on Rui's page. I think I still have Donna's post on scanning > with fine reader. I will include that too. > > So what does everyone think? Comments? Suggestions? > > Grace > > silvara@xxxxxxx > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 3:23 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in K1000 > > > > Different software is not needed. It is only necessary for people to > > leave in the page numbers when submitting a book, so a validator is able > > to confirm that page breaks and page numbers occur as matched pairs. > > Submitters also need to set their software for two page scanning when they > > are scanning books by laying the whole book flat on the scanner. Scanning > > software does not ordinarily leave out page breaks, and it has already > > been determined that the bookshare tools recognize section breaks, like > > those used by Fine Engine, as page breaks. They can be changed for a > > validators convenience to page breaks, but leaving them would be fine as > > far as bookshare is concerned. As Gerald pointed out, they are not the > > same as soft page breaks, which don't exist at all in the saved file. They > > are only a product of your Word processor's imagination, or it's printer > > margin settings if you prefer the technical explanation. :-) > > Page break loss is usually caused by someone saving the scanned book in > > TXT format, but it does seem to occasionally happen for some other reason > > that no one has been able to explain. :-) > > > > More than anything else bookshare seems to need to provide a section of > > website for their volunteers. They need to collect resources explaining > > how to supply bookshare with high quality scans, and how validators can > > insure what they review is acceptable. Currently bookshare only provides > > a very short document explaining what is acceptable, but giving no hint > > about how to go about checking those things. > > > > I'd be happy to help with that project, but I don't think I am willing to > > take the responsibility for explaining standards and techniques on my own. > > I could write up some tips and put them on my webpage, but there may be > > those that would disagree with what I said. I also don't know how people > > would ever know to look there when my page has nothing to do with > > bookshare. > > > > I know bookshare doesn't have the time to provide these resources, but > > they might at least consider accepting tip pages written by volunteers and > > be willing to post them if they find the content of those pages > > acceptable. Again, I don't know who to suggest this too, and I am far from > > the first person to express these thoughts. > > > > Sarah Van Oosterwijck > > Assistive Technology Trainer > > http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity > > 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. > > > > > > > > -- > > No virus found in this incoming message. > > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > > Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.12.4/146 - Release Date: 10/21/2005 > > > > > > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. > Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.12.4/146 - Release Date: 10/21/2005 > > 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.