[bksvol-discuss] Re: More Formatting Tangles

  • From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 13:55:56 -0500

MessageDear Julie, Shannon and Computer Helpers,

My apologies,. Jaws gave  me tunnel vision. After examining the scan to learn 
the extent of my line length problem, I discovered that it only exists on a few 
lines, maybe the top third page of page 44. I can only see print when it is 
right on my face, so I don't even attempt to read the computer screen unless it 
is an emergency which may happen every several weeks, so my eyes didn't notice 
that in a few paragraphs the lines resumed their standard length. . 

When I noticed the shorter lines, I assumed the format had changed for the rest 
of the book, but was completely wrong. 

A Celtic Christmas is a fabulous scan. I've already begged Julie to consider 
letting me validate books she's scanned in the future. It doesn't take much for 
me to get hung up in word processing. I'd probably let many things slide if I 
didn't feel accountable to future readers.

Shannon, I'll make a trial page and experiment with the suggestions you made. 
They may help my few short lines or not but I'll definitely learn something new.

What I'm thinking is that since the text is perfect, and nothing is missing, a 
few lines shorter than the rest shouldn't disturb readers much. They might not 
even notice. 

So, on I go, just sorry I didn't look ahead in the first place and lost some 
time in completing this charming book. 

Thank you.

Always With Love,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Julie Morales 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 12:35 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Formatting Tangles

  That doesn't change the actual formatting, though, does it? I think that's 
what she's wanting to do...actually make all lines the same length, or at least 
so they all cover the same amount on the page. This is a book I scanned that 
she's validating, and I didn't notice that when I submitted the book. I have no 
idea how to fix it, either. Take care.
  Julie Morales
  Children are fragile. Handle with prayer. --Unknown
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Shannon A. Reece 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 11:57 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: More Formatting Tangles

    Lissi, I had a similar situation recently.  Go to the view menu in MS Word, 
alt v
    then hit z for the zoom dialog box.  You have four choices in that 
box--zoom to 75%, zoom to 100%, zoom to 200% and zoom to page width.  If you 
find zoom to pagewidth and hit enter, this should make all lines easier for you 
to read.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Estelnalissi 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 6:49 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] More Formatting Tangles

      Dear Volunteers,

      Though I'm slowly but surely completing validations and having them 
approved, I discover new computer puzzles in each new book. You probably know 
this by heart now, but I'm using Microsoft Word editing an RTF file with 
windows XP and jaws. 

      My current problem is this. The first several pages of my accurately 
scanned book have long lines stretching from the right to the left margins.

      Then, the format changes and the lines are only half or two thirds as 
long. I've experimented, but haven't succeeded in making the line lengths match 
those of the first part of the book. The font is the same. 

      I would appreciate any of your suggestions. Every time I come to you with 
a question, I learn something new and try not to repeat the same question. 
Sarah, Mike, Cindy, Julie, Shannon, Sue, and so many of you have made 
suggestions which solved my problem allowing me to complete a validation. It 
has been so kind of you to help me along. 

      Thank you in advance!

      Always With Love, 


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