Ok, let me see if I can help you all help me be a better validator. E, I appreciate your candor. In the environment in which I work for employment I have had to learn to recognize concern over abruptness and the like and so I simply received your statements as attempting to help me do a better job. thanks for that. Ok, let's see... I use Microsoft Word as the editor to do my validating. I do not have any of the tools like OpenBook or Kurzweil. When I validate I do make a lot of spelling corrections if they are obvious. If there is any question I leave them as is. the 2 books I have rejected so far have had a large number of missing page breaks. I have followed Jake's tips and have looked for section breaks first Once it is clear that those are where page breaks should be I have converted them to page breaks. These books have had well over 200 pages but only approximately half as many page breaks. When reading through the text I noticed that between the existing page breaks there is nothing to indicate where a page break should be placed. I looked for things like page header/footers or page numbers or even multiple blank lines. None of those were found. In the books I have approved I also found many missing page breaks but they had page headers/footers and page numbers that I could use to know where the breaks should be located. those books also had approximately half the page breaks missing. When I am validating if I notice patterns of commonly misspelled words occuring repeatedly I do use global find and replace actions to fix all of those misspellings. Does this help? I hope I wasn't too wordy. Thanks all. Dan Beaver IBM Global Services Lexington outside: 1-859-243-3411 tie-line: 8-545-3411 "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 06/07/2006 05:46 PM Please respond to bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject [bksvol-discuss] Re: rejected "Flash Flood" by Diann Mills What are you using to validate books? I mean are you using Word, or k1000 or what? What you use tells us what tools you have. k1000 has a wonderful set of tools for dealing with scanning errors. Please let us know what kind of scanning erros you are encountering. Many can be fixed with careful use of find and replace commands. For instance cornmand can be replaced by command and cornputer with computer. "1 have" can be replaced with "I have" and so on. Often something which seems littered with error can be cleaned. The kind of errors and scanning problems which are much more troublesome to fix are repeated cutting off of ends and beginnings of lines while scanning. E. At 05:45 PM 6/7/2006, you wrote: >Wow! there are tools that will actually handle those kind of >probloems? Ok, one more ticki mark on the wall of things to handle >differently. > >Thanks for the ensight. > >Dan Beaver >IBM Global Services Lexington >outside: 1-859-243-3411 >tie-line: 8-545-3411 > > >"E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >06/07/2006 05:32 PM >Please respond to >bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >To >bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >cc >Subject >[bksvol-discuss] Re: rejected "Flash Flood" by Diann Mills > > > > >Please, if you find a book like that with a lot of scano typing errors, put >it back on step 1. A lot of correcting can be done on just those kinds of >errors with k1000. You may want to talk about your reasons for rejecting a >book on this list before actually rejecting it. Then, you may find you can >release certain books for others to work on who have access to tools you >may not have. > >E. > > >At 05:13 PM 6/7/2006, you wrote: > > > > I really hate rejecting books. > > > >I rejected this one because it has lots and lots of misspellings due to > >scanning errors. It also has lots of page breaks missing due to scanning > >double pages without being in double page scanning mode. there is no way > >to tell where those missing breaks should be placed. > > > >Whoever submitted it originally do so again and I'll be happy to validate > >it again. > > > >Thanks. > > > >Dan Beaver > >IBM Global Services Lexington > >outside: 1-859-243-3411 > >tie-line: 8-545-3411 > >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.