[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member

  • From: "Jenny Wood" <mellow.yellow@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:49:15 -0500

Ah, I understand what you are saying perfectly.  So, do you typically leave
the page number listed before the word "Chapter", with a line break before
and after it as mentioned before?

Jenny



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member


> Dear Jenny and Volunteers,
>
> Welcome Jenny. The volunteers here are practical, caring, enthusiastic and
> helpful. You'll be amazed at the range of their interests and abilities.
>
> Fun is had here.
>
> Work gets done here.
>
> If you happen to love books, everything about them, then this list is as
> fascinating as being back stage during a concert or Broadway play. You'll
> get sneak peaks at what books are being prepared and how they are tweaked
to
> arrive, in tact and accurate for excellent ratings and approval. Pretty
soon
> you'll be associating names with personalities, reading and volunteering
> preferences and individual talents and we'll get to know you, too.
>
> I've learned to validate books here and I love doing it. Though I have far
> to go, I'm enjoying the journey. Don't worry about elementary questions.
> Mine were positively preschool! I didn't even realize I had Microsoft Word
> and had no concept of the significance of file extensions. Sometimes I
> worried that my next question would be one too many, and the list would
> collectively ask me to come back in a few years when I knew how to use my
> computer. That never happened. The help was always there.
>
> I'm going to venture to tell you how I format headers and page numbers. I
> delete the book title and author's name that appears on all of the pages.I
> make sure all pages are numbered consecutively and that no page numbers
are
> skipped.  On every page I make sure there is a blank line above and below
> every number. I also make sure chapters are labeled as they appear in the
> book. To prevent chapter names from being stripped, I put the word Chapter
> on a line by itself above the real chapter name with a blank line above
and
> below it. My hope is that the stripper will remove the extra word,
chapter,
> that it sees first, and leave the real chapter name below it alone.
>
> OK, everyone. This is my first time answering this question. Please set me
> straight before I cause Jenny to do it wrong.
>
> Always With Love,
>
> Lissi
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gerald Hovas" <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 7:48 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member
>
>
> > Hello Jenny,
> >
> > Welcome to the list, and we're happy to have you as a volunteer.
> >
> > What you're describing with the title and author at the top of the page
> > are
> > running headers.  You'll find that your validation instructions talks
> > about
> > normalizing them (making them consistent) in order for a tool we call
the
> > Stripper to be able to find page numbers in them and strip the rest.
It's
> > often easier to strip them manually rather than normalize them, so many
of
> > us do just that.  Remember to leave the page numbers there if they're in
> > the
> > headers, though, since the Stripper attempts to find and process them in
> > order to make navigation in the DAISY books easier.
> >
> > BTW, we're practically neighbors.  My wife and I live in east Richardson
> > around Jupiter and Arapaho.
> >
> > Gerald
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jenny Wood
> > Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:39 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] New Volunteer/Member
> >
> >
> > Greetings all!  My name is Jenny, located in Sachse, TX. (near Dallas),
> > and
> > I am a new volunteer as of last night. :)  I have already submitted two
> > books I managed to finally get scanned within the last week, but
> > unfortunately, I submitted them before I had a chance to actually sign
up
> > as
> > a volunteer.  I just downloaded my first book for validation last night,
> > and
> > admittedly, I probably had the "deer in the headlights look" as I
skimmed
> > through the first chapter. <grin>  I have read through the instruction
> > pages
> > for validating thoroughly, but find that I am still incredibly nervous.
> > Please excuse my glaring ignorance as I may ask questions that seem
> > hopelessly elementary.
> >
> > One question that came to mind almost immediately, and this also
occurred
> > to
> > me as I was scanning, but is it preferrable that the chapter title or
> > author's name remain at the top of each page, or should I remove this
> > heading from each page?  For instance, in the first book I scanned, the
> > book
> > title was present on the top of every other page, and the chapter title
> > was
> > present on the rest.  I certainly don't mind removing these headings,
but
> > do
> > not want to do so if it should be left alone.
> >
> > So far, this appears to be a great list, and look forward to learning a
> > lot
> > over the coming weeks!
> >
> >
> > Jenny
> >
> >
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