[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on Multiple Title Pages and DAISY Navigation

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:52:03 -0800

Hi Judy,
I just downloaded a book that has multiple instances of the title enlarged
and bolded. Each shows up as a separate navigational point.  But I don't
find navigating between points slowed down by this as for me, whether using
the xml file, or my audio device for reading daisy, I advance from heading
to heading simply by pressing a button once.  But if only one instance of
the title is preferred and that instance is (sensibly) the instance where it
appears with the author's name and the name of the publisher, then only
bolding and enlarging one of the instances of the title of a book in the
preliminary pages makes sense.  But for me, I'd rather have too many
instances of the title noted than too few.  Just my opinion though.


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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Judy s.
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:15 PM
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question on Multiple Title Pages and DAISY

Thanks Valerie, that's helpful! I'm still not sure it's a non-issue. smile.
I've done hundreds of books too, where I've had multiple title pages and
only fonted one page with the 20 point font.  I'm curious to know how well
the navigation works with multiple title pages vs one title page from the
perspective of our blind compatriots as well. smile.

Judy s.

Valerie Maples wrote: 

It is my experience since there are no other navigation points in between in
the instances (hundreds) I have done, it is a non-issue.  Would probably be
an issue in Ombudsmen books or whatever it is called when there are multiple
books in a volume, but those books have neve not had mutiple title pages, in
my experience.

Keep up with Nichole's recovery:


From: Judy s.  <mailto:cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, January 11, 2012 7:18:07 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question on Multiple Title Pages and DAISY

I've got a new question now, after reading the various answers in the thread
on font sizes and the title page. smile.

What happens with DAISY navigation when there are multiple pages in the
front of a book where the title appears as a title-type page, and we make
the title 20 points in size on every one of those pages? I don't use the
DAISY navigation myself when reading a book currently, as I use the XML

But, it would seem to me, though, that making the title 20 points in
multiple places kind of defeats the purpose of having a distinct title page
in regards to navigation? Or doesn't it matter when you're using the DAISY
navigation, and it's easy to zip through from point to point even with
multiple 20 point font title pages?

Is what I'm trying to ask making any sense?  I'm not being contrarian
(honest! grin).  I'm just trying to understand what works best for the
navigation for you guys who can't use the visual cues that I rely on to
navigate through a book. smile.

Judy s.

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