The hyphenated words are a separate problem from the spaces between the words. Since it is not a book published in Great Britain, such as the one I'm validating now, or an older book, when many words that we now join together were normally hyphenated, then either Clinton is used to hyphenating words rather than compounding them or, more likely, the hyphens came at the ends of lines and should have been eliminated. If you think they should be eliminated and don't have the print book to check against, go ahead and eliminate them. I only just now read through all the posts here--thank goodness they weren't deleted, and see that you're validating the book, so, as I said, eliminate the hyphens, closing up the words, if you think they should be that way, and make the text flush left. Do you want me to try to get the book and check some of the words for you? Cindy Cindy --- Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > But Cindy, if that is the case in this book, > shouldn't there just be wider > spaces between words instead of the myriad > hyphenated words that are > present. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 7:25 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Justified re flush left > formatting > > > >I was waiting to see if anyone answered Jill before > I > > wrote, and you did, Jim. I'll just add that > someone > > posted some time ago that they preferred flush > left > > margins to justified format (the perfect square), > > which most print books are, for the very reason > that > > Jill pointed out. Apparently it makes reading, > whether > > in Braille or Daisy or both I don't remember, more > > annoying. Since that was posted, I've been > > reformatting every book I validate so the margins > are > > flush left. Even then, depending on how long some > > words are would come at the end of the line, there > are > > some longer spaces between words, but nothing like > > when the format is justified. It does look lovely, > but > > if you can't see it, it doesn't matter. > > > > OT: One of my many jobs in my life was as a > > proofreader. One thing we couldn't allow was > having > > identical words or phrases be at the end of two > > consecutive lines. Apparently it's confusing to > the > > eye, when the format is justified, which it > usually is > > in magazines, too, and the eye tends to skip to > the > > wrong next line. > > > > Cindy > > > > --- jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > > >> Hi Jill: > >> Bill Clinton's book Giving used the type of text > >> font where they make the page be square. This is > >> done by adding spaces between words. This is the > way > >> the book was published. This can be fixed by > simply > >> highlighting all text and doing a left > justification > >> for the text. If you are not able to do that, I > can > >> do it for you. Other books submitted look like to > >> book being scanned. Others have not reported any > >> problems. As I say if you want help reformating > the > >> "Giving" just let me know. > >> > >> Jim Nuttall > >> > >> > >> > >> ----- Original Message ---- > >> From: Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 12:40:48 PM > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Submitted: The > Healing > >> Energy Experiments > >> > >> > >> I am using this reply to tell you of a problem I > am > >> having while validating Giving... The words in > the > >> book are all separated by wide spaces and there > are > >> a lot of hyphenated words. Can you tell me what > >> method you used to scan this book; do you know > >> whether your other scans look like this as well? > I > >> don't want to reject this book if I can avoid it > but > >> probably need Bookshare staff to take a look at > it. > >> > >> ----- Original Message ----- > >> From: jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:05 PM > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Submitted: The Healing > >> Energy Experiments > >> > >> > >> Submitted for Validation: > >> The Healing Energy Experiments by Gary Schwartz > >> (2007) > >> (Headers removed, blank pages identified and > >> numbered, carefully spell checked so no spell > check > >> required) > >> Summary: > >> Over the past three decades, an impressive body > of > >> scientific evidence has > >> emerged that points to consciousness and its > >> capacity to mediate healing. > >> Are energy fields real? And if so, can they be > used > >> for healing and health? 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