Hi, Valerie. I know how to fix split paragraphs in Word but I have no idea how to catch the paragraphs that run together, aside from the lines of dialogue. Sorry. I'll let you know if I figure anything out regarding this. Christina ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Maples" <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:50 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] problem noted across books and proofers and software engines I don't want to stir up a hornet's nest, and my guess is it is virtually out of our control, but I am routinely noticing a problem across books and proofers and software engines when I proof with book in hand. Some will be caught by extremely alert proof-readers, but many would not. The big problem I am seeing even from the best scans, quality scanners and good prep, combined paragraphs and separated paragraphs are a fairly common occurrence. Obviously it has little impact on the many who convert to audio, but it is a big issue for people who read text visually, especially dyslexics like me who get cues and attribution of quotes by paragraphing and develop continuity of ideas in its presentation. The only run together paragraph suspect that is easy to identify is if you see a quote mark/space/quote mark since that is usually two sets of quotes that should have a carriage return between them. Am I (and others who produce high quality scans) missing something we can alter in our settings to prevent this from happening. And, are there other easy ways besides my current paragraph by paragraph matching to identify other run together paragraphs? Split paragraphs are easier to pick out, but they are an issue at times, too. I am a numbers geek and at first thought It was just me getting confused as I read, but then I realized it was happening. I sampled three good scanners work and saw as few as 20 occurrences in a 130 page book to a high of 88 in a 257 page book. That can really muddle the mind of a struggling learner, especially when quote attribution becomes ambiguous. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Valerie 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.