[bksvol-discuss] Re: New Volunteer/Member

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 20:14:26 -0700 (PDT)

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
> >
> >
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