[bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookmarking

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 15:04:02 -0700

Hi Roger,

Uh, you have a problem.  Wordpad isn't recommended to be used for validating
Bookshare books.  It has problems either displaying or retaining page
breaks. I'd recommend using Microsoft Word, or Kurzweil 1000.  If you have
access to either of those applications, I'd be happy, as I'm sure others
will to help you use the "find" dialogue which is used to search for text,
which was, after all, the subject of your message.

Congratulations on your determination!And I do recommend taking a look at
the Volunteer Manual on the Bookshare site.  It really has some helpful
information for validators in it.  



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Sounds like a good idea, but it also sounds like another exhausting and
frustrating expedition into learning, that is, learning how to use the word
processing software. I am currently using wordpad. In a message dated
7/20/2008 10:04:39 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, mbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

        Hi, Roger. 

        Congrats on all your progress with the computer, that's really very

        Regarding leaving a bookmark, I'm sure there's probably a "computer"
way of doing it,
        but I just do it like this.  When I've been working and I decide I'm
done, I type three
        ampersands, like this: &&&.  You can use percentage signs, your own
name, anything
        that is unlikely to actually show up in the book.  Then I save my
document and close down
        the word processing software.

        When I'm ready to start again, I open up the document I want to work
on, and "Search"
        for &&& and it goes directly to where I was -- mid-sentence, at the
start of a paragraph or
        page, just wherever I was when I typed them before I saved the

        Can you try that?


        On Jul 20, 2008, at 12:46 PM, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx wrote:

                First, let me tell you about some progress I have made in
ameliorating my technological illiteracy. As I mentioned earlier everything
I know about using a computer I have learned by sitting down at the keyboard
and teaching myself. Okay, there has been a little on line help like I
received here. As I also mentioned earlier, before I tried out Bookshare.org
I had never downloaded or uploaded a document. The only downloads I had ever
done were some software and some software updates. Well, I have for some
time now been reading some Project Gutenberg books on line because I had no
idea how to download them. However, now that I have learned how to download
Bookshare books I wondered if my newfound knowledge would help me at Project
Gutenberg. Well, I just went there and downloaded a book. It was
surprisingly easy and I felt like I should have been doing that a long time
                Now I have a question. After having had some trouble
submitting the first book I validated I am now working on another one. I ,
of course, cannot finish the whole thing in one sitting, but every time I go
to my documents on my computer and open the book I find myself at the
beginning. I have been coping by noting the page I am on when I quit and
arrowing up until I get to the beginning and then type in the number of the
page I left off on. That number will, of course, be deleted before I submit
it. The problem is that when I open up the book again and am reminded of the
page number it is a bit time consuming to find it again. I just arrow down
until I come across it by stopping and checking now and then and, Of course,
arrowing up again if I overshoot. Do you guys have any suggestions about how
to more efficiently mark one's place?


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