[duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 11:06:32 -0500

Michael,

In other words, you want the top section always to be at least as large as
any other section, right?

If there are three sections, and two of them will be the same size, shall
the smallest be in the middle or on the bottom?

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Michael Surato
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:01 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: [folds] code

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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