Thanks, Mary. It appears you're right. I'm just sure my issue is some obscure setting that needs checking or unchecking. Till then, it means a bit more work for me to correct a scan for a proofreader--but no problem. I love doing it!
Sandi----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:02 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: List of Word AutoCorrect Changes
Hi Sandi,I'm happy to paste the autocorrect settings that make proofreading work bestfor bookshare books, but unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that they won't fix the problem you're having. I'll paste below what I sent to tim though, just in case you still want the information. Sorry you're having so much trouble getting books to scan the way you want them to. I wish I had a solution for you that I knew would help. Mayrie The following steps were taken from the volunteer blog and are suggestedsettings for your Word program by Bookshare staff. You will only need to dothis once on your computer, and it will customize your Word program to change some settings to make it more compatible with proofreading for Bookshare. 1. Stop conversion to border lines: Go to Tools Menu (short cut = alt T), Click on "Autocorrect Options" click on tab "AutoFormat As You Type" Uncheck box labeled "Border Lines"asterisks (and equal signs, dashes, etc.) will no longer convert themselvesto lines (or borders). 2. Fix smart quotes: Go to Tools Menu, Click on "Autocorrect Options" Click on tab "AutoFormat" uncheck "Straight quotes with smart quotes". Go to Tools Menu, Click on "Autocorrect Options", Click on tab "AutoFormat As You Type" uncheck "Straight quotes with smart quotes". 3. Fix em dashes: Go to Tools Menu Click on "Autocorrect Options" Click on tab "AutoFormat As You Type" uncheck "hyphens - - with -". Stopping Wird from automatically inserting the elipsis character when you type ... 1. When in Microsoft Wird with a document open, press alt plus T for the tools menu, followed by the letter a. 2. If you hear something about U.S. English and then "replace, edit combo" you are in the right place.If you don't hear this tab around in this dialog box until you come to thiscontrol. 3. Downarrow here, this is actually the list of characters which Word changes into other characters. 4. Find the string of three periods which represents the elipsis.5. This step varies depending on what screen reader you use. In Jaws, routeyour JawsCursor to PC with Insert plus dash which is the same as the JawsCursor key on the number pad.6. Press PageDown and then arrow up several times until you hear among otherthings "Delete Button". Move with your arrows until you are on the delete button and press your left mouse key which is the second key from the left on the top row of the number pad. 7. Jaws users turn your PcCursor back on and tab to and press enter on the ok button. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sandi Ryan Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 7:55 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] List of Word AutoCorrect Changes Hi Mary,Yesterday or the day before, you offered Tim a list of AutoCorrect featuresto be dealt with in Word on a new computer to make scanning more accurate. Would you please share that list with me? As you know, I have had issueswith RTF conversion either stripping the paragraph marks I want or putting aparagraph mark at the end of each line. Perhaps if I had the entire list from you, I could locate the one causing the issues. Freedom Scientific told me this is a Word issue. I don't know that they are right, but I've worked with my OpenBook settings in ways suggested by fellow scanners, and have not yet conquered the beast! Thanks much. Sandi To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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