Hi, Melissa, thanks for your message about making sure the font scale of the text was standardized. I hadn't done that before. I thought if I had the body text in normal style and my headings correct, that would be okay. I've written your procedure down in my BrailleNote so the next time I start proofreading, I'll check the font scale so characters are set correctly. There's nothing like having one more trick in the stuff to do for the file to look great. I suspect if you're a picky submitter, you might do this sort of thing, but if other folk don't tend to do this, then I've got another step to check off the list before the reading. I take it those are the three main things with regard to scale I need concern myself with. What do I do if I get fields in a file? Should I get rid of those and how do I go about that? Regards, Kim Friedman. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa Smith Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:09 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: M dashes and fonts Cindy, below are instructions for standardizing the font, if you aren't sure about anything just ask again. 6) Standardize the "Font Style" and the "Font Size" of text and headings Font Style: > all text in the body of the book: set to Times New Roman Font Size: > all text in the body of the book: - set to 12 point > all chapter sub headings (if any exist): - set to 14 point, and - add bolding > all chapter headings: - set to 16 point, and - add bolding > all larger section headings (if any exist, such as "Part I" or "Section A"): - set to 18 point, and - add bolding Then set scale, spacing and position of Font to "normal" by doing the following. Open the Font formatting menu by typing the following key sequence: Alt + o + f (the Alt key, followed by the lower case o key, followed by the lower case f key) On the tab for Character spacing, set: - the Scale to 100%, - the Spacing to Normal, and - the Position to Normal. Special note: You don't have to use Times New Roman as the specific font. Other common straightforward fonts, like Georgia, Arial, Verdana and Garamond are fine. Special note: Because your Chapter Headings will lose their formatting, if they had any, they will be optimized in the next step for best conversion by Bookshare's tools. 7) Format the Font Size of the book Title and Author On the book's Title page: > select the text of the Title and: - set the Font Size to 20 point, and - add bolding > select the text of the Author and: - set the Font Size to 18 point, and - add bolding Melissa Smith On 1/23/2011 3:42 PM, Cindy Ray wrote: > Ugh, I have proofread before, but there are things I should remember. > If I have to do a training book, not sure I will cause I'm not sure I > have the time. > > First of all, if the book has m dashes, do we take those out, or do > they translate into double hyphens. Or should they be changed to --. > Second, am I supposed to go through this book and find fonts to > change. Some of these say 11 point, not greater than 14. > > Metyhinks these are my only questions about the book. > > Cindy > > 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. 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.