[duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 06:26:56 -0500

Lissa,

The question remains whether there is any guiding principle to this.  Or is
it "just because"?

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Melissa Hirshson
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 5:55 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] [folds] code

Hi Mike,

When we fold a sheet of braille on 8-1/2 by 11 paper into thirds, the lines
affected are 8 and 17.

Lissa

Mike Gorse wrote:
> Hi Lissa, Christian, and anyone else interested:
> 
> Currently, where there is not a second parameter passed to a [folds] 
> code, folds are inserted at fixed intervals of N lines, where N = 
> (num_lines + 1) / num_folds.  For instance, on a 25-line page, (25 + 
> 1) / 3 (rounded down) = 8, so every 8th line is a fold.  This causes 
> folds on lines 8 and 16 of a 25-line page, so there are two groups of 
> 7 lines and one group of 9 lines. It looks as though I need to change 
> the algorithm, but I need to know how people want it to work in 
> general before I change anything.
> 
> There will not always be an equal number of lines available between 
> folds. On a 25-line page, for instance, the best that can be done 
> would be to have one group of 7 lines and two groups of 8 lines.  In 
> these situations, should the first group always have the fewest lines?
> 
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Mike
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Hirshson" <lissa@xxxxxxx>
> To: <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 2:28 PM
> Subject: DBT Beta: Two things
> 
> 
>> Hi all,
>>
>> First of all, I absolutely love the potential of the $fold command! 
>> We do lots and lots of letters here that need to be folded, and this 
>> will help us a lot. (Is this new to 10;6? I didn't beta test 10;5 
>> very
>> thoroughly.) However, the dimensions are wrong, the second fold 
>> should be on line 17, not 16. (I just tested it.) The first fold is 
>> correct on line 8.
>>
>> Secondly, I see that your definition of narrow paper (i.e., 8-1/2 by
>> 11 inch) is 32 cells. Here we do 30 cells, not 32, because, and I've 
>> concurred with a blind colleague, it is uncomfortable to read braille 
>> when your finger is hitting the edge of the paper all the time. It 
>> also doesn't allow for an adequate binding margin for our equipment, 
>> either. Can we change the definition of narrow paper, or define our 
>> own, so that we don't need to be typing in 30 all the time? Thanks!
>>
>> Lissa
>> NBP
>>
> 
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