[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer Looking for Help

  • From: "Bob" <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:55:35 -0500

Hi Roger and welcome to the list.
Okay, please give us more information when you tell us about a problem. You 
said you were using jaws, which version? It could make a difference. It might 
help if we knew what operating system you are using, windows/xp, vista, 95, 

The field you are trying to fill in probably causes more problems for more 

But, once you get used to it, you will breeze through this part of the upload 

Before you can tell bookshare to accept a book you need to tell it where the 
book is on your system. In the description which follows, I may not have all 
the fields and buttons named correctly. I am going from memory, and memory is 
not my best asset. 

We'll use as an example a book  I uploaded yesterday. The book is titled "magic 
for beginners". But, I wound up with several versions of this book on my 
computer, so I had to tell the bookshare computer exactly which one I wanted to 

It turns out that the book I wanted to upload is called "C:\Documents and 
Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Kurzweil Educational Systems\in 

If I tried to type that I'd never get a good upload. I'm not that good a typist.

Before the "accept" button, there are two fields. The first is an edit field 
where the brave at heart can type the complete path to where their book is. If 
you do type the name in this field then skip the next field which is a "browse" 

However, most of us, I suspect, prefer to let our computers tell bookshare's 
computer where the book is, so we hit the browse button. This opens up another 
window which is the same kind of dialog you use when you open a file.
It has a file-name, a file-type, an open button, a cancel button, and, finally, 
the fields that let you find the folder containing the book.

In the first "look in" field, I would first search for the c drive.  When this 
is highlighted, I would tab to the next field (I forget what it is exactly 
called), but it's another "look in" field. Depending on which operating system 
you use, you may have two buttons between these fields. If so, just ignore them.
In the second field your up and down arros will tell you which folders you are 
looking at. In my case, I want to go to the "documents and settings" and hit 
enter. This will bring up a list of all the files in "documents and settings". 
I am looking for the "administrator" folder. I find it and hit enter on it. 
Then I'm looking for the "my documents" folder, and so on and so on, until I go 
to the last folder needed, which is the "in progress" folder. I hit enter on 
that name, and arrow down to the "BSO_Magic_for_Beginners_f1.rtf" file. If I 
tab once it should take me to the file-name field which is filled in with the 

So, I tab over to the open button and hit enter. This makes the screen go away 
and takes you back to where you were originally. However, that edit field where 
only the true-in-spirit dare type a file-name is now filled in with your file 
name, complete with all the preceeding folders etc.

So, skip down to the "accept" button and hit enter.

Give the two computers about five minutes to converse. As the manual says you 
should get a thank you screen. Check out the various fields and make sure the 
correct fields and checkboxes are correct.

Then hit the "accept" button once more and your book will be set for 
administrator approval.

Sorry about the long description, but I simply tried to tell you what I would 
have wanted to know when I started out.

If you have further questions, let us know.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 9:56 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer Looking for Help

  I am also using JAWS. I did not know about insert escape in a situation like 
that, Anyway I have now just started over. Let me describe exactly what I typed 
into the file field. The title of the book is Black and White. I think that 
what I am supposed to type in is Black_And_White_f1. Does that look like it is 
correct? In a message dated 7/18/2008 7:47:25 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
agape.wellness.massage@xxxxxxxxx writes:
    What screen reader are you using.

    I use jaws so will press insert  escape  and then see if the page is 
silent....if it is I wait and give it time to upload.
    Then the second screen appears asking about the quality of the book and has 
the category check boxes.
    and other info.

    Then you press accept again at the bottom of that page and wait to get the 
thank you page.

    Laura Ann

    At 09:39 PM 7/18/2008, you wrote:

      As far as I know I did everything you said up until choosing accept. When 
I did that I did not go to another screen. I just sat there. In a message dated 
7/18/2008 7:28:24 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, agape.wellness.massage@xxxxxxxxx 


        You first go to step 2look for the book and

        choose  upload

        then you verify that the title, author, copyright holder, copyright 

        date are all correct.

        press the browse button and select the file to upload.

        Then choose accept

        then you come to the next screen which is rating the book.

        It shows you what quality the book is and you agree or disagree.

        double check the categories checked or check categories your book 

        falls under....one I just did fell under


        Religion and spirituality


        Mystery and Thrillers

        Then add the ISBN or check it for accuracy

        make any comments and click


        you then get a screen thanking you for validating the book.

        I hope this helps.

        Welcome we are so glad your here volunteering.

        Please ask any questions you have.

        This is a helpful group.

        Laura Ann

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