Hi Liz, In terms of Word and the spacing/soft page breaks issue, are you viewing the RTF file in Normal view (i.e., the "Normal" option is checked in the View menu)? For me anyway, when I open RTF files created in K1000, they do usually open in Normal view, but just in case... If not, try that, and see if it helps; with Word not trying to format your document for printing, you might have a lot less of the soft page break issue. If you are in Normal view, though, the fact that you're getting soft page breaks in Word (as opposed to the hard page breaks that are present in your document to separate the actual pages of the book) might be due to the paper size still being set to Letter by default (i.e., certain pages are larger than 8.5 x 11" in some way), so changing the paper size to something like "legal, 8.5 x 14 in.", or even simply adjusting paper length/width would then help (File > Page Setup > [Paper] tab; the first control on this tab is the combo box where you can specify which of the pre-defined paper sizes you wish to use, and the next two controls are edit spin boxes to allow you to modify the length/width settings for the currently selected paper size). Since the Bookshare tools use the hard page breaks to determine proper pagination, I believe, and the soft page breaks are only inserted by Word when needed to accommodate one's View/Paper Size settings, I don't believe that adjusting the paper size on your own screen should have any detrimental effect on the final outcome of the book. I'm not certain, but perhaps paper adjustments might help with the spacing as well? In terms of the spacing, if it is being caused by extraneous hard carriage returns and the like, can you just delete those manually to make the text fit on one page (enabling invisible characters with CTRL+SHIFT+8, which is a toggle, might also help you to see some of the extraneous characters, if there are any)? Sorry if I seem like I'm grasping at straws; if you don't have any extraneous white space or new line characters causing these chunks of blank space in Word, I'm thinking paper size adjustment might help, but I'm a total and therefore use a screen reader and Braille display (i.e., no magnification), and I've never thought to ask a sighted person to tell me what the screen looks like when I've had to deal with soft page breaks, so I'm not quite sure. Just some thoughts... Hope all of this makes sense, and I hope that some of it might be helpful. HTH, Maria Skype: MariaKristic AIM: MCKristic Email/MSN: maria6289@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Google Talk: Maria.Kristic@xxxxxxxxx Yahoo Messenger: mariakristic@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of liz halperin Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2007 12:43 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Help in scanning errors? Hi all, trying to keep up even in digest form is daunting! I need some input here and hoping to find help. I scan. I scan into Kurz v.11, read and edit as I go, end up with Ranked spellings of 98% or above. Save as .rtf. I understand all bets are off now for ranked spelling, that's okay as I know The Truth. (For those listening with screen readers, I capitalized "The Truth.") I used to do the reading and editing in the KES file, now in RTF file but via KES screen. Following Guido's input, as I go I remove running headers, just leaving page numbers at the top, with a blank line, then chapter heading with a blank line, then the content. Often the page numbers are not on pages that have chapter headings, so I add them at the top, then a blank line. Sounds good, right? But somehow, due to internal formatting I can't seem to fix, when I look at the rtf in Word, there's a HUGE chunk of empty space. This happens between page number and chapter heading then again down to the content. Font change doesn't change it. Rescanning doesn't change it. The problem is that this can make one page be several pages, even though the marking of the page break doesn't happen till the end. But this somehow still messes up the pagination. I have two books here I need to fix because of it, and likely more. I used to just scan and check in KES, change to RTF and upload. Now I'm fixing in RTF, then checking the RTF word and catching other errors. I'm at a loss.... Bob, I like your idea of adding drinks at a regular stopping place. This seems the best advice I've read to date. By the way, unlike most of you, I am not checking via screen reader if that makes any difference. I honestly don't know. I am deaf and still have some sight. I am checking via Kurzweil's display options, checking the RTF in word via ZoomText, and using my CCTV to check for accuracy of resources and websites, etc in the books, to describe graphics, and when worn out, checking via Brailliant braille display with Window Eyes. Any assist would be helpful as I have books here that need to be fixed before I can upload them. Also need to get a small handful in before I leave in 4 weeks to get my next guide doggie! Liz, overwhelmed by the volume here--y'all can listen faster than I can eye or finger read!!! Liz Halperin Portland, OR lizzersagain@xxxxxxxxxxx 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.