[bksvol-discuss] A question about reading daisy books

  • From: Mayrie ReNae <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:21:07 -0700

Hi Everyone,

Can someone tell me, please, when reading a daisy book with something other than K1000, is there an announcement that distinguishes between preliminary pages of a book, and the actual start of the text, if the first page of the text is numbered 1. To clarify, are your preliminary pages called preliminary pages, and then is the first page of text called 1? Or are the preliminary pages called 1, 2, 3, and so on, so that the first page of actual text, regardless of the number printed on that page, might then be numbered ten? Am I making sense? Does anybody know the answer?

        Thanks for your help.

Also, I got a definitive answer from Stephen Baum at Kurzweil that K1000 does not removed the printed page numbers from text in a daisy file. The missing page numbers issue is not, apparently, caused by Kurzweil.

Sorry to belabour this point, but it seems to me that with the 100 thousand (Was that the actual number?) of textbooks due to be added to the Bookshare collection in the next few years, page numbers would be quite important. I know that they are to me in a textbook especially.

If I can get an answer to my question about how daisy readers other than K1000 announce any difference between preliminary and actual pages of text, I will drop this subject completely. People who harp on subjects that they can't change, and know will not change annoy me after a while. I'm starting to annoy myself.

I'm sorry to the list for all of this. This will be my last word, if I can understand completely how other daisy readers deal with the difference between preliminary and actual pages in a book. Thank you all for your patience. Are your delete keys wearing out?


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