[bksvol-discuss] Re: Qustion on manual

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:03:26 -0800

Hi Doug,
 
I completely agree.  I never would have known that was a caption. No way to
know that.
 
Wonder whose brainchild that bad idea was?
 
Mayrie
 
 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Maples
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:02 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: 'Scott Rains'
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Qustion on manual



I totally agree with Valerie. When I see something inside of brackets with
the image: at the beginning, I would just assume that whatever is inside of
quotes has something to do with the image description. I would never know
that was a caption. I firmly believe that the caption should have caption:
before it. Otherwise, how are you going to know?

 

- Doug

 

From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Valerie Maples
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 4:58 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Qustion on manual

 

Vivian mentioned she had found in the volunteer manual to simply enclose a
caption in quotes, as mentioned here:

 

https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/4.8+Y.+Format+for+image+description+ta
gs#4.8Y.Formatforimagedescriptiontags-formattouseforimagedescriptionswithcap
tions

 

The example given is:

 [image: A young boy in mid-air as he dives off a pier into a small lake.
Already in the water is an older man, standing and smiling.
"Having fun on hot days."]
 

But I have always done it like this:

 

 [image: A young boy in mid-air as he dives off a pier into a small lake.
Already in the water is an older man, standing and smiling.
caption: Having fun on hot days.]

 

I can develop new habits, but to me, the other is more clear, espcially if
the caption is a quote already in quotation marks.  Is there a reason for
the change?

 

Valerie 

 

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