[bksvol-discuss] Re: Confused!

  • From: Pascha Lea <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 07:13:26 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks for this info, so far. I am currently working
on a novel and as I'm over half way through it, I
think I may leave the page numbers off on this one. I
can certainly see the benefit to having them on a
scholarly  text.

By 'chapter header' - do you mean the chapter title
that starts the chapter - or the chapter name that
appears in the corners of every page on some books?
I'm definitely making sure that the first page of each
chapter has the chapter number and name before the
beginning of that chapter's text, but I've been
removing it from the top of every page, as I've been
doing with page numbers.


--- Guido Corona <guidoc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Chapter headers are very important.  The lucky thing
> is that there are not 
> so many of them.
> Page numbers would be nice,  but are not as
> important, at least for 
> novels.
> For scholarly materials they are much more
> important.
> If you put in page numbers,  put them on the very
> first line of the page, 
> by themselves,  left justified,  then leave a blank
> line below.
> Or at the very bottom of a page, left justified, by
> themselves, preceeded 
> by a blank line.
> Page numbers will then be included in the Daisy page
> tag by the Bookshare 
> system.  Although they look as if they have been
> stripped,  they will 
> still be in the file and referenceable/searchable by
> any Daisy reader.
> Future modifications to the Bookshare system may
> create more flexible 
> rendering of page numbers.  But policy is, as much
> as possible,  to leave 
> page numbers intact and normalize their appearance
> at the top or bottom of 
> pages as described above.
> Guido
> Guido Dante Corona
> IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
> Research Division,
> Phone:  512. 838. 9735.
> Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Web:  http://www.ibm.com/able
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> Hi,
> I'm relatively new to volunteering at Bookshare, and
> I'm only doing 
> validation as I don't have a scanner. 
> I've started getting hard-copies from the local
> library when validating in 
> order to clean up the many typos/dropped words that
> I'm finding with the 
> books I'm validating. I'm also only validating
> txt/rtf files because I am 
> sighted and don't have any text-readers/braille
> software.
> Now - here is my confusion. I was catching up on my
> mailing-lists and 
> noticed there was several long discussions about
> chapter headers, page 
> breaks and page numbers. After reading this stuff
> I'm afraid I've made a 
> horrible mistake in a book or two that I've
> validated and submitted. 
> I've basically been stripping out all chapter
> headers, page numbers and - 
> *gulp* - page breaks, because that is always how
> I've put together scanned 
> books in the past for my husband to read (he uses
> Jaws and then just opens 
> up the books as text files). This was obviously very
> ignorant of me. 
> I'm currently working on a book, which I've gone
> back and added the page 
> breaks. Do I also need to add the page numbers and
> chapter headers? Is 
> this an absolute necessity?
> Help!
> Lea
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