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

• From: "Bob" <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 00:08:03 -0500

Sounds like you are almost there.

Simply add .rtf to the filename you put in earlier and try once more. It should

You're doing fine.

Thanks.
Bob

p.s. I'm off to bed but there are a lot of night owls around who can help. Talk
to you tomorrow.

Bob

----- Original Message -----
From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 11:46 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer Looking for Help

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 file 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
one hell of a lot about using a computer that I do not have a clue about. In
fact, I 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.
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,
98...

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

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

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
progress\BSO_Magic_for_Beginners_f1.rtf".

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" 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 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 "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

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.

Bob
----- 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 writes:

>Hello,

You first go to step 2look for the book and

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

disability

Religion and spirituality

Romance

Mystery and Thrillers

Then add the ISBN or check it for accuracy

accept

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

I hope this helps.

Laura Ann

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