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

  • From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:46:51 EDT

Okay, I am using JAWS 9.0 with Windows XP. Now, talk about having a memory  
problem! I went back to the upload page and had a definite problem remembering  
all that you said, but I think I made progress. This time I clicked the 
browse  button and the first thing that came up was a field asking me for a 
name,  so I typed in Black_And_White_f1. I then clicked the open button and I 
was taken  back to the upload page. This time there was something filled into 
the path  field. I am going to try to repeat it for you here by toggling back 
and forth.  It is C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Black_And_White_f1. I 
then clicked  the accept button again and got an error message telling me that 
the extension  of the file I selected is not valid for the format selected. 
That implies  to me that all I need to do is type a few extra characters onto 
that and  I should have it. Let me know if you can make any sense out of what I 
have  just told you. By the way, in case you have not figured it out I am a 
near  computer illiterate. Everything I know about the Internet or computers  I 
learned by sitting down at the keyboard in complete ignorance and taught  
myself. That means that, despite the many long hours of frustration and  
suspicion that I had just wasted my money by even buying a computer, there is  
hell of a lot about using a computer that I do not have a clue about. In  fact, 
am sure that there are one hell of a lot of things that can be done with  a 
computer and that most of you probably do regularly that I do not even have a  
clue that it can be done. Now I am going to reread your complex message again  
and see if I can absorb something else from it.  In a message dated  
7/18/2008 8:56:13 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

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 process.
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 
computer, so I had to tell the bookshare computer exactly which one  I wanted 
to upload.
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  
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" button. 
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  
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 
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  
with the "BSO_Magic_for_Beginners_f1.rtf".
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@xxxxxxxx (mailto:Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx)  
To: _bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto: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 writes:


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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