I'm sorry and missed the original post. Unfortunately, editing on a Mac and retaining formatting, is much more difficult. The two best options for editing on a Mac are Pages and Microsoft office for Mac. The problem with using Pages is that it changes the representation of page breaks and you have to manually replace them through a global find and replace. It works much better with voiceover and Microsoft Office for Mac, but Microsoft Office for Mac has better functionality. I would be glad to talk with anyone on the phone about how to work safely with either, but they both have their issues. TextEdit is not a viable option as it strips all italics and bolding. I'm not sure that it can retain page breaks, either. I had tried using OpenOffice when I first began volunteering, and there was an issue at that time, three years ago, but I don't remember what it was. It may be a viable option now, or not. I would love to hear someone else's impressions or check out a book that has been added to the collection that was edited with OpenOffice for Mac. I am a diehard Mac user, as my husband will easily testify, but one of the things I still float back and forth with to BootCamp is to work on book share projects. There is no scanner driver for my Optic Book scanner on my Mac, so I have to do OCR on the Windows side anyway. Editing can be done in Pages and Microsoft Word for Mac, it just takes a few more steps. Hope this helps a little bit… Valerie www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicholemaples ________________________________ From: John Simpson <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thu, December 13, 2012 8:31:03 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Questions about using a Mac for Bookshare validation work. You might want to try Open Office. Itis a free, downloadable office suite written in Java. It is very similar to Microsoft Office. Their download page shows a version for Mac on Intel platform. I have used it occasionally, and it seems pretty comprehensive. I am not a Mac user and I am not familiar with Text Editor. I can't verify that it will actually work for you. Since it's free, it's certainly worth giving a try if you don't find another solution that you like better. Good luck. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darrell Shandrow Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:44 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Questions about using a Mac for Bookshare validation work. Hello Fellow Bookshare Volunteers, I would like to know how to do the proofreading and editing work necessary for Bookshare validation on Mac OS MountainLion. Specifically, I am interested in knowing how to use find and repave in Text Editor, or another application, to work with page breaks, section breaks and other special symbols typically found in scanned books. Any ideas would be appreciated all over the place. Thanks, Darrell 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. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.