[bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding something in the manual - ha!

  • From: Melissa Smith <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:35:54 -0600

Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010. If you have an older version of Word, you can download a free compatibility pack from Microsoft. When you try to open the file, you should get the dialog to choose the program to open or search on the web. If you tell it to search on the web, it should find the compatibility pack, and you can follow the download instructions.


Melissa Smith

On 1/21/2011 5:38 AM, Bob W wrote:
Well Scott, you've done it again. You've managed to confuse my elderly computer with an attachment it doesn't know what to do with. What program opens a .docs file?

Bob (stumbling toward the coffee pot)

----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Rains" <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:26 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding something in the manual - ha!


Reggie,

Your experience with Lissi is echoed by others and the appreciation from
several new or returning volunteers to the members of this list as a whole seems genuine. List member do good scanning and proofing work and persist in it but the generosity evident by members of this community in addition
is exceptional.

Recently we posted the attached simple guidelines that we use to evaluate how difficult a book will be to scan. I recommend that you look for Level
2 books. The Dragonlance books that Grace is promoting are maybe a high
Level 2 or low Level 3 because the Chapter headings are in a font that
sometimes is hard to OCR.

Thanks for volunteering!

Scott Rains

On 1/20/11 10:06 AM, "Regina Alvarado" <regina.alvarado6@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thank you Scott and thanks especially to that technical writer! What a gem
that person is.  Definitely will peruse when done and ask here if my
inability to work with manuals gets in my way if it does. Must say here
publically, with great appreciation, that Lissi has offered to walk me
through things I should know that are new and that Elizabeth has sent me a TXT copy of the manual, although this one will be most likely more up to
date.  I so appreciate these folks and also those who gave me
encouragement.
As I told Lissi, I think I will need to do as someone here suggested,
possibly Evan, and take things in little bites and not expect so much
perfection from myself. Looking at how much had changed all in one lump
was
just too daunting so I will begin the process of learning over and if
something is incorrect I will ask what to do to make it better.  I will
also
ask for a while that when I need a new book to proof that someone here
give
me an idea which ones will be the easiest for me to proof until I get my understanding of things under me again, and then I can tackle something,
such as tables, after that when I am feeling more comfortable.  Thanks
again, and thanks to Scott and that wonderful technical writer!
Reggie

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Rains
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:36 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding something in the manual - ha!

Good morning all,

A Silicon Valley technical writer who is an expert in the type of wiki we
use donated her entire holiday vacation of 40 hours to coming in to
Bookshare to edit and reorder the manual. The end result will be a wiki, DAISY and an RTF version. They edditng is still underway still underway.

Scott Rains
Benetech Fellow

On 1/19/11 6:29 PM, "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Might it be that the manual has not been finalized?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:49 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Finding something in the manual - ha!


You can always copy the parts you need and paste them in a Word file
for  easy reference.

Melissa Smith

On 1/19/2011 10:30 AM, Regina Alvarado wrote:
Had trouble with the manual myself Tracy.  Had to read virtually the
whole manual at the time I read. Wished I had it on my computer for
reference  but  could not find a way to download so just forgot it.
Now something flies  at  me about chapter titles and such.
Remembered reading but at the time  thought it was directed at
scanners.  Now I wish even more fervently I  had a  copy so I could
search at will.
Reggie

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tracy
Carcione
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:04 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Finding something in the manual - ha!

I wanted to check the procedure for footnotes, so I went to the
volunteer manual online. Could I find any reference to footnotes in
the  proofreader  section?  Of course not!  Could I use the search
function at the top of the page? No! Did every little move take a
couple minutes before anything  came  back?  Sure!
The online manual is a pretty frustrating experience, as it has been
for  quite a while.
I am using an older version of Jaws, but so what. This manual
shouldn't  be  such a pain.  Why does it have to be so difficult to
find some info  quickly?
It leads me to figure that it's way more trouble than it's worth,
and  just  take my best guess.
Grumble grumble grumble.
Tracy


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