Dear Lissi, I think your explanation to Jenny was perfect and clearly stated. Well done. Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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 > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > > of > > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself > in the subject line. > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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