Thanks for the update, John. And the txt files on the step one page can be easily converted to rtf for validating and uploading. Cindy --- John Glass <John.G@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Bookshare.org Volunteers: > > The Bookshare.org staff, with the support of OUR > VOLUNTEER technical advisers, has decided to make > some changes to the range of book formats that the > system will accept. We realize that these changes > may impact the ways in which some of you work on > books, but given the feedback we've had from > members, schools and other organizations, we feel > that these changes will bring significant benefits > to all in the Bookshare.org community. > > Starting on Friday, September 29, books may be > placed into the system for validation and submission > in the following formats: > > -- RTF > -- Microsoft Word > -- KES (Kurzweil) > -- Ark (Open Book) > -- WynWizard (Wyn) > > These file formats permit the back-end processing > tools to obtain and retain as much structure as > possible, including items like page numbers. ASCII > (plain text) files require some arduous work-arounds > both on the part of volunteers and on the back-end > of the processing system. HTML and DAISY offer > markup, but because they can be created in so many > different ways, users are served best when we > generate these files for Bookshare.org customers > using internal tools. > > Books already in the various queues will be > processed as normal. Again, this change will be > effective as of Friday, September 29, 2006. > > As most of you know, Rich text Format (RTF) is the > preferred file format for book submission to > Bookshare.org. RTF enables us to produce the most > consistent content output. This file format may be > generated by using the "save as" feature in most > word processors, and it is a file format that is > available on all computer platforms. > > We regret any inconvenience these policy changes may > cause you. The Bookshare.org team and many on the > Bookshare.org lists are ready to assist you in > finding the best ways to support consistent file > editing. We do recognize that many of you prefer > not to edit on your computers, but we believe most > note-takers offer you the ability to edit in one of > the file formats listed above. > > Our goal is to provide a more consistent, quality > reading experience for you and for the other members > (almost 5,000) of the Bookshare.org community. > > We appreciate your continued commitment to > Bookshare.org. > > Sincerely > > John Glass > Customer Support Manager, Bookshare > ï¿½ > Benetechï¿½ > 480 S. California Ave., Suite 201 > Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609ï¿½USA > ï¿½ > (650) 475-5440 x103 > (650) 475-1066 fax > ï¿½ > john.g@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > www.benetech.org > ï¿½ > The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving > Humanity > A Nonprofit Organization > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://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.