[bksvol-discuss] Re: Ariella Papa again

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 19:54:29 -0700 (PDT)


Since Gerald isn't here at the moment and I am, I'll
answer your question.

Because of all the trouble with txt books, they are
now allowed to be uploaded as rtf. When you get ready
to upload, you'll see the tst but can hit an arrow
next to that box and you will then see rtf -- I hope.
Things are not located in exactly the same place on
the page, I gather, for blind and for sighted people.

Also, you could reject it, in which case the submitter
wouldn't get any credit, or you could release it and
explain on the list what the problem is. If it's just
a matter of page breaks and numbers, and the rest of
the book looks pretty good, some of us volunteers who
are sighted can get the book and fix that easily.

> But isn't the book supposed to be uploaded in the
> original format that it was downloaded in?  So in
> the case of the troublesome Papa book, doesn't it
> have to be in .txt upon upload since it was .txt
> when I downloaded it?
> And also, should I have rejected the book instead of
> releasing it if I had the strong sense that the page
> numbers were not in that file?  
> The last thing I want to do is give Gustavo, or any
> validator, grief by doing something wrong.
> Thanks again!
> Confusedly yours,
> Shannon
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Gerald Hovas 
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>   Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:33 PM
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ariella Papa again
>   Hello again,
>   TXT files are notorious for not having page
> breaks.  If I remember correctly, Word doesn't
> handle TXT files properly and removes all the page
> breaks when you save the file as TXT.  The trick is
> to open the tXT file with Word then immediately save
> it as RTF or a .DOC file. until you're ready to
> upload.  At that time, it should be saved as an RTF
> file anyway.  The only reason I know of to convert
> to a .DOC file instead of to RTF right away is that
> .DOC allows you to spell check the document in
> multiple sessions without losing your progress and
> having to start over from the beginning.  Most
> people don't worry about that, though, and just go
> ahead and convert to RTF right away.
>   It sounds like the page breaks were probably
> missing in the original file that you downloaded,
> though, which will mean an automatic rejection
> unless someone can find a copy of the book and add
> them to the file.
>   HTH
>   Gerald
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Shannon A. Reece
>   Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:21 PM
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Ariella Papa again
>   Okay, it's me, the pesky newbie full of questions,
> again!I just released back to the download pool the
> book by Ariella Papa, called Bundle of Joy.  the
> reason I did this was because to my way of thinking,
> the book did not look like it had page breaks, but I
> readily admit to being too much of a newbie at this
> to say for sure.  So I released it so that someone
> with more knowledge than me could look at it.  but
> was this the best way I could have done it, or would
> it be better to reject it with my comments?  The
> book I just validated and accepted had obvious page
> breaks, but this one looked like most of the
> pagebreaks happened when Word, (it's a .txt book I
> looked at in Word)), had a full page, not when there
> would be an actual page.  At the beginning and end
> of this book, there were quite obvious breaks, which
> is why I felt most of them were missing.  Any advice
> on how to handle this kind of thing better in the
> future?
>   Sorry for all the silly questions and any help or
> suggestions would be highly appreciated.
>   Shannon

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