Hi Kane, Yes, the page numbering definitely matters and needs to be compliant with the book. You can have Kurzweil keep blank pages in the book. Under the settings menu in "recognition" settings there is an option to keep blank pages. If you enable this, and save this setting in your default settings, you will have the proper number of pages in the book, and Kurzweil will announce which pages are recognized as blank. Also, a VERY important setting that needs to be saved in Kurzweil 1000 is in the settings menu under Conversion. The first item in this menu is settings for opening documents. Under the option for rtf documents (which is the format in which you'll be submitting your book to bookshare) you need to disable the "split long pages" option. And always save this setting under your default settings. If you do not make this change to your settings, the page numbering in your rtf document is likely to be inaccurate, different from what is actually in the book, because Kurzweil may and often does, insert page breaks where the book didn't have them, and will result in rejection of your book due to inaccurate page numbering and improper number of page breaks. It's great to have you as a new volunteer! Happy scanning! And feel free to ask questions if you have them. We all did in the beginning. I certainly know I had tons of questions when I started volunteering. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kane Brolin Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 6:28 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] First Message from Newest Volunteer Hi, folks. I just signed up this week to be a Bookshare volunteer. Not that I intend to be a power contributor at this time; but I've heard about Bookshare and have wanted to scan books for long enough that I decided in the new year I need to do something about my interest and get onboard. Anyway, I'm now scanning a novel entitled "The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire," a really interesting historical fiction work by a fairly new author named C.M. Mayo whose work has not as yet been officially produced in accessible format. Since I'm not yet even a Bookshare consuming member as yet, I have a very basic question: At this point I'm scanning this book mainly for my own consumption; but when I'm done I do intend to send "The Last Prince ..." up to Bookshare. As probably often happens, my pagination doesn't exactly line up with the page numbering of the book itself. A couple of pages at the front of this book are blank, so Kurzweil never rendered them. A couple of other pages contain illustrations that obviously are not rendered, either. So does it matter that I have done 96 pages of scanning so far according to Kurzweil, but that in terms of the official book citation I'm only up to Page #91? Or does it matter that in one case I go from Page #67 to Page #70, since 68-69 are taken up with an illustration? I presume that when a book is edited, you try to make this all as consistent and accurate as possible so that future readers can make accurate citations if they're referring to a book they have read--say, in an academic paper. I am making sure that the book's official page numbers are rendered properly. So should I be concerned about how many pages my document contains compared to the book's officially published length? What I'll send is a rough draft. I know I won't have the time to do a really careful proofread. Yes, I have run across the scanning guidelines on Bookshare's Web site, and I'll look these over carefully before uploading. I'm just asking for a general principle here. Kind regards, -Kane To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.