[bksvol-discuss] Re: A question of formatting

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 04:50:18 -0700

Hi Kim,

As Bookshare has no set rules on this, it is a matter of opinion.  So,
here's mine.  Yes, where you suggest there should be blank lines, I put
them.  That said, remember that Bookshare's tools don't preserve any white
space (blank lines).  So, where you have a blank line, you would then put
three asterisks so that the reader of the copy of the book once it hits the
Bookshare collection, will know that there was a blank line to begin with.

Does that all make sense?

Mayrie

 

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 11:36 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A question of formatting

Hi, Mayrie, I understand what you're saying. Let me put this another
way: let us say I have a page I'm working on. Below the page number is a
part number with a title, below that is a chapter number without a title,
and below that is the text on that particular page. Let's say I have put the
part number plus its title at 18 pt. type and it's bolded in Times New
Roman. Let's add that the chapter heading has been bolded and at 16 pt. type
in the same font. What I want to know is this: should there be a blank line
between the part title and the chapter heading?
Another question is if a chapter heading appears in the middle of the page,
should there be blank lines between the last line of text and the heading of
the chapter I'm about to proofread? Also, after I've done the usual thing
with the chapter title (16 pt. type, bolded, Times new Roman, changes saved)
should there be a blank line after the chapter marking the beginning of the
text for that chapter? Regards, Kim Friedman. P.S.: I hope I made myself
clear as that is what I was concerned about in my last message on this
thread. Thanks much for the advice. K.

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mayrie ReNae
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:35 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A question of formatting


Hi Kim,

What you do is fine except for one thing.  Your chapter headings need not
only to be bold, but in 16 point font if the body is 12 point.  If you have
a part number and a chapter number on the same page, or anywhere else for
that matter, the Part 1, or whatever it's called will need to be bold and in
18-point font, chapter heading at 16-point and body of the text of the book
at 12-point.  If you do not enlarge the title of the book to 20 point, parts
to 18-point, and chapter headings to 16-point with chapter sections at
14-point, there will not be proper daisy navigation.  This navigation is
important in my opinion.

Putting asterisks on the line before and after a chapter heading or part,
will let the reader know that there was white space in the book to begin
with.

Hope all that helps.

Mayrie

 

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2011 8:19 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A question of formatting

Hi, all of the books I've proofread in the past put new chapters at the top
of the page. I mention this because the present book I'm working on has
chapters in the middle of the page and I'd like your opinion how to format
this. Here's what I've done so far: After the last sentence of the previous
chapter, I entered a blank line where I wrote in three asterisks, after this
line of asterisks, there's the next chapter heading which is bolded, and
after that I entered another blank line on which I wrote three asterisks. Is
this correct procedure? My object for doing this is to insure there will be
blank space surrounding the chapter title. Another question I have is how to
format a page in which the Part number, its title, and the chapter heading
appears on the same page. How does one format this? Should there be a blank
line between the Part title and the chapter heading? I'm concerned that the
file looks good when it's checked in. Regards, Kim Friedman.

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