[bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages

Consider breaking up the following sentence:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of
wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was
the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of
Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had
everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to
Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so
far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted
on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of
comparison only.


Many of Dickens' finest works contain such examples of huge sentences.  You
would grossly change the structure of books should you decide to make
changes to sentences.  Plus, you also need to ocnsider those individuals who
may use our books for citation purposes.  If a sentence is altered the page
citation may become something other than what it might have been prior to
the change.

 
 



-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pratik Patel
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 12:22 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages

Hello all,

We should not engage in changing sentences to fit on one page or another
even if the sentence happens to be broken up by a foot note.  Hyphinated
words are quite understandable.

Pratik



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Silvara
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 7:35 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages

Hi Rick:

Nothing wrong with spell checking in Word. That's what I used to do before
K1000.

Keep up the good work.

***
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rik James" <d28rik@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:35 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages


>> I personally would be happy if I can convince those who scan to spell
> check.  (wistful smile) How about getting them to run rank spelling? (hope
> hope)
>
> If I can see a way to come up with six hundred smackers, and upgrade to
> K-1000, I would be happy to run rank spelling.  But for now, it is just a
> fig tree of my imagination, and a hope.  But I do now do a spell check
> with
> my Word program before submitting a book. Heck, why not.
>
> Rik
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elizabeth and
> Burton
> Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 9:57 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages
>
> I personally would be happy if I can convince those who scan to spell
> check.  (wistful smile) How about getting them to run rank spelling? (hope
> hope)
>
> E.
> At 12:52 PM 10/2/2006, you wrote:
>
>>Thanks for mentioning this, E.
>>
>>I think it really does make a big difference not to have the sentences
>>interrupted by the headers and page numbers.  I too have been adjusting to
>>see that the ends of  pages end in complete sentences. I figure if I have
> to
>>look for the hyphenated words at the end of pages, I may as well make the
>>page end with a complete sentence.   And as you say, this is ESPECIALLY
>>important when there are footnotes at the bottom of the page.  A reader
>>can
>>really get lost when the text of the page gets interrupted by a bunch of
>>sentences in footnotes.
>>
>>Although this is something we can do when validating, it would make me
> happy
>>as a clam if the person who scanned the book and submitted it took the
>>time
>>and care to do this.
>>
>>I am beginning to feel that scanning in batch mode creates a heck of a lot
>>more work down the road than just doing the scan a page at a time, or 2 at
> a
>>time in 2 page mode with most books. And to at least spot check each
>>paragraph of each page.  Then if the scan is bad, you can just delete the
>>page right then and there and do a re-scan.  Happy as a clam all over
> again.
>>Time for a clam bake.  Put on your Elvis Presley record, and pull out that
>>old 1960's Elvis movie Clambake, .  (smile)   But who the heck really
>>knows
>>how happy a clam is anyway?  (That could be a topic for Andy Rooney, huh?
>>
>>Rik
>>
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elizabeth and
>>Burton
>>Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 6:36 AM
>>To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: words split across pages
>>
>>As a validator, I move words and sentence fragments so that sentences end
>>on one page or begin on another.  This is taking some liberty with the
>>positioning of text though not with the text itself.  I do this to make
>>reading go more smoothly for both braille users and voice users.  I find
>>it
>>particularly necessary to do this in cases where footnotes at the bottom
>>of
>>pages break up the flow.
>>
>>Hope this helps.
>>
>>E.
>>
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