I'm in the midst of validating a long but interesting book right now with the same problem. I'm closing up the words as I go, but if I weren't reading the book I would miss half of them. A final spell-check with Word, maybe with K1000, too, will find some of them if half of the word isn't a word by itself; unfortunately, in your examples both halves are words and would not be caught in a spell-check, but but inter esting would probably be caught because of the esting. I just checked the hyphens in a book file I'm working on. One at the end of the line does not have a space after it, so my guess is that perhaps whoever globally replaced the hyphen absent-mindedly replaced it with a space instead of replacing it with nothing. Or it may be that if there is a space after the hyphen one would have to select not just the hyphen but hyphen and space at the end of lines to get the word properly closed. I read a book as I validate and so close the hyphenated words as I go along. G.Cindy --- Bob <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I am currently reading "No Birds Sing" by Jo > Bannister from the collection. > Can you imagine that validators actually read books > for pleasure after > slaving over a hot text editor for hours at a time? > I'm sure you can. > > However, one cannot help but bring the skills > acquired as a validator to the > books one reads for pleasure. Henceforth, my > tongue-in-cheek mantra shall be > "The unexamined book is not worth reading", with > appropriate apologies to > Mr. Socrates. > > Firstly, this particular book is a really good > scan/validation, and my > comments are not meant as criticism to those who > worked on it. Instead, I > want to offer thanks to this unknown team and to > Bookshare for making it > available. > > However, (you knew that was going to happen, didn't > you?) throughout the > book I observed a number of occurrences of words > split without hyphens, > where hyphens used to be. > > read > able > and > > pass > able, for examples. > > I suspect what happened was that a tool was applied > which took the hyphens > off of the end of lines. Unfortunately, this tool > did not join the > hyphenated word's parts as it should have. It merely > got rid of the hyphen. > > I don't really have a solution to this problem. I > use Kurzweil, and it's > apply corrections tool takes care of this handily. > > Does anyone have a solution using Microsoft word? If > so, this solution could > be applied while we are changing section breaks to > page breaks. I looked on > the tips section of Jake's site and there was a tip > for fixing the problem > in Kurzweil, but not Ms Word. > > I tried a small experiment in word splitting a word > "happi- > ly" > And did a find on "-^l" for a hyphen followed by a > new line character. > Unfortunately, word did not find my little > experiment. I'm not sure what's > going on there. > > Does anyone know how hyphens at the end of the line > might be found and > fixed? > > Thanks, > Bob > > "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, > committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it > is > the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead > > 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. > > WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better pen pal. Text or chat with friends inside Yahoo! Mail. See how. http://overview.mail.yahoo.com/ 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.