[duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

  • From: Melissa Hirshson <lissa@xxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 07:18:20 -0500

Hi Peter,

I'm not sure what you mean. When I tried to fold the paper, it was obvious that line 17, not 16, was the correct place to put the folding line. We would not be able to use the feature if it were only set to line 16.

Lissa

Peter Sullivan wrote:
Lissa,

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

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 5:55 PM
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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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