[bksvol-discuss] Re: Confused!

  • From: "robert tweedy" <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 09:23:01 -0500

Lea, we are talking about the top of the page. I've had books like that and did away with the headers at the top of the page. It sounds like you are protecting the chapter name and number as well as the page numbers.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Pascha Lea" <pascha2u@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 9:13 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Confused!

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
For scholarly materials they are much more
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 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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[bksvol-discuss] Confused!

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

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?


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