HI Lissi and all, I've been doing some scanning here this weekend. I scanned a book call The Wild Island which is a British book. Gees, I thought I had lost my touch on scanning.... Well, when I got some sighted help to make some corrections I made a big discovery. It seems to make all the lines the same link there were a large number of lines that had words run together to make them fit and other lines that put extra dashes and spaces between the last word of a sentence and the punctuation. For example: AS I walked down the street I saw a large black cat . Or: As iwalkeddownthestareet-I saw a largeblackcat . The strangest thing I have seen since I started scanning. Katie Hill Miracles happen not in opposition to Nature, but in opposition to what we know of Nature. -St. Augustine -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 5:40 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] unique format, any suggestions? Dear Readers, I'm validating a memoir with a format I'm not sure how to adapt in an RTF file Using Microsoft Word. Paragraphs are deeply indented, but that's not anything difficult to deal with. What's unique is the dialogue. It is always preceeded by a double dash and indented way far in. This makes the first line of dialogue short and the second line is more indented than the paragraphs. It's as if the dialogue is short little paragraphs within paragraphs. Most of the time the dialogue is short bursts of only a few words on a single line. If I understand correctly Bookshare tools ignore tabs. Does this mean I should indent using the space bar? Will these indents disappear on portable braille reading devices? I'm asking so I can avoid too much empty space or confusing the reader. The Dashes before each quote are a good indicator, so maybe the deep indent isn't needed and I could indent dialogue like any paragraph and the double dashes will alert the reader. Oh, and to add to the mix, there are no quotation marks or apostrophes bracketing the quotes. I read the author has theater background and the almost centered bursts of spoken words remind me a little of some script formats. To follow the book's print format exactly I'd need to indent 4 spaces for paragraphs, 6 spaces for the second and subsequent lines of dialogue and 8 for the first lines of dialogue. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. While I wait for your ideas, I have a second book to upload in as many days. The last one was only 139 pages long and an easy one. I'm making headway on my validation queue. Always with love, Lissi. 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.