[duxhelp] Re: guide dots

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  • Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 00:40:00 +0100

Hi Lissa and Peter,

Just going over some old messages that needed a degree of
research.

The following may help clarify and comes from BANA's web
page at: http://www.brl.org/formats/

I read both cases as meaning a minimum of 2 guide dots, not
three.

Under "Tables of Contents"

(4) Guide dots. A series of unspaced guide dots (5),
preceded and followed by a blank cell, should be inserted
between the last word of a contents item and its page
number. However, unless there is space for two or more guide
dots the page number must follow the item with no guide dots
inserted.

Under "Tables"

8g.  Guide dots in columns of a table. When four or more
blank cells are left after a short item in a column that is
followed on the same braille line by entries in other
columns, leave one blank cell before inserting a series of
the unspaced guide dot symbol (5) within the column.
NOTE: Guide dots may be inserted following runovers of row
headings, but must not be inserted following any column
runover. See Section 8b(1) above. 

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
Sent: 01 April 2006 14:23
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: guide dots

Lissa,

I don't know of a way to do this, and didn't find anything
in the online
help.  I'll check with Joe about it when he returns to the
office on the
tenth.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Melissa Hirshson
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 2:04 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] guide dots

Hi,

I just realized that the [tab##lp"] command puts in guide
dots if there is
room for two or more guide dots. This is true of a table of
contents (where
I use the [frp"] command), but Thora Dumont just reminded me
that in a
table, the rule is three guide dots or more, not two. Is
there a way to
modify this behavior? Thanks.

Lissa

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