[bksvol-discuss] Re: Page numbers?

  • From: Megmil85@xxxxxxx
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 22:02:49 EDT

Yes, I agree, page numbers are definitely important. What do I do if there  
are none at all already there? I'm proofreading Halloween Rain and there's 
no  page numbers at all. The book information page listed it as having 171 
but  Amazon.com says it should have 176. I proofread it with my BrailleNote, 
all the  way through, and there were no missing or duplicated pages. When I 
opened it in  Word to add page numbers, I found where the actual book 
started and ended, so  excluded front matter and the book cover, and there were 
164. So, what should I  do? How do I know where page numbers should be, where 
page breaks are missing?  And, to put the page numbers in after I figure out 
what page breaks are missing,  in, should I do it manually or what would 
you suggest? I have OpenBook 7.0 and a  BrailleNote and was also wondering 
about doing the insert page numbers with  Microsoft word but wasn't sure how 
that'd work. Thanks! Sorry for all the newbe  questions.
In a message dated 6/1/2009 6:50:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Hi again Megan.
Actually, I've found that page numbers are very important in proofreading  
a book.
I don't move them, if they are at the bottom I leave them at the bottom,  
if they are at the top I leave them at the top. I think some folks prefer 
them  at the top but that seems to me to be tampering with the book's original  
content and I don't do it.
But, if page numbers are present you can tell whether or not a page has  
been skipped or duplicated. 
I use Kurzweil to do most of my editing. The first thing I do is  determine 
where the real page 1 is: after all the front matter. Then I set  Kurzweil 
to recognize this as page 1.  Then I go to the last page, at  least the last 
page with a page number and see if Kurzweil has the same page  count. If 
so, then you're lucky. If not that means there are missing pages or  
duplicated pages. Sometimes someone will scan a book in two page mode. In that  
there will be page numbers without corresponding page breaks. Usually  it's 
two pages between page breaks. Then you have to go through and put a page  
break where the new pages are. I hate doing that because it's grunt work and  
can take a long time.
Anyway, you see why I consider page numbers important? 

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Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 7:54  PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Page  numbers?

Hi everyone. I'm just wondering where I put the page numbers when I'm  
proofreading a book, at the top or the bottom? And, since I don't have the  
original book to go buy, do I just start at 1 where the actual text goes and  
just assume each pagebreak is where it should be and go forward from there?  

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