[duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

  • From: "Michael Surato" <suratomi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:01:28 -0500

The guiding principal I would use would be to have the "remainder" from
the algorithm be at the top of the paper. Assuming that the equation
stays the same, I would count lines starting from the bottom of the
page. This would place the fold at line 17 (25-8) & 9 (17-8).

Again this is my opinion. 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa Hirshson
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 7:18 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: [folds] code
> 
> 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-----
> > 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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