[bksvol-discuss] Re: prohibiting kes and arc formats

HI Barbara, 

 

NO, unfortunately you can't open them. 

 

 

Katie Hill

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 12:17 AM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: prohibiting kes and arc formats 

 

Does anyone know if I can download ARC files in my Kurzweil 11 software?

Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

I didnd't say that the newsletter should prohibit ARC
or KES submissions--just that it suggest that they
should be submitted in rtf if possible--which has been
suggested before ("or to the
instructions for volunteers it could be added that
books should be submitted in rtf") True, I didn't add
"if possible," but I did add "unless it can't be
done."

On the volunteer page, underneath the list of
acceptable formats, is this paragraph: 

"Rich Text Format (RTF) is the preferred file format
for book submission to Bookshare.org. RTF enables us
to produce the most consistent content output. This
file format may be generated by using the "save as"
feature in most word processors, and it is a file
format that is available on all computer platforms. "

All I was suggesting was that this be put in a
newletter or in the volunteer acceptance information.
Of course, as I suggested, or asked, and as you
eplained in a previous post, if a person can't convert
to rtf for any reason then he/she can't, and people
like you and Grace and others who can validate in ARC
and KES and do those books. Possibly if the message on
the volunteer home page were more widely disseminated,
more people who had the option of converting to rtf
would, and more books would be available to a wider
group of volunteers.

Cindy

--- "E." wrote:

> I am just a bit concerned when i hear somebody
> suggest that the newsletter 
> put out by bookshare ask that kes and arc formats
> not be used. The fact is 
> most of the books on step 1 are in fact submitted in
> more universal format 
> such as rtf. I know some people cannot use kes or
> arc formats. I also 
> know some cannot use doc because they do not have
> word. I know we need all 
> the submitted books we can get and I hesitate to
> restrict formats for 
> suvmitting them too much in case that cuts down on
> the number of books 
> submitted.
> Please let the list know about particular kes or arc
> books which anyone 
> wants worked on and I am sure someone will do their
> best to get to them.
> 
> 
> E. 
> 
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