[bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

  • From: "Julie Morales" <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:01:38 -0700

Hi, Tracy. You can fix your problem with Notepad. Open the program. Do an
Alt-O to open the format menu. The first thing you'll see is Word Wrap. You
probably don't have it checked. Hit enter on it to check it, and your
problem with words being beyond the window so JAWS can't read it will be
fixed. Take care.
Julie Morales
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 11:09 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

I agree with what Pratik said.
Furthermore, often it's a choice of me, the volunteer, putting the page
breaks into the txt file, or having none at all.  For myself, a dedicated
BRF file user, page breaks make no difference at all, but Guido says the
lack of breaks really screws up the Daisy files.  So I try to do the best
job I can, and put them in, which turns out to be a gigantic pain.  If I
could only convert the txt to rtf, it would be so much easier.

I tried Textpad, but I have the same problem with it that I have with
Notepad, namely that the lines go on way past where Jaws reads, so to read
them I need to keep scrolling right.  I guess that kind of scrolling is
easy with a mouse, but it's not with Jaws.  If anyone knows how to do it
without physically moving the cursor, please tell me privately.
But perhaps Textpad will serve for putting in these pesky page breaks.

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Jesse Fahnestock wrote:

> Tracy --
> The answer as to why txt submissions need to be resubmitted as RTF is, I
believe, that our system is set up to minimize the introduction of errors or
new elements (the latter of which is questionable in terms of copyright).
While I'm not suggesting you wouldn't get the pages right, allowing
volunteers to resubmit in RTF would allow the potential for incorrect
structure and formatting to be added to the book, "by default" as it were
(or by MSWord). At least I believe that was the thinking.
> I understand that it's possible to enter "form feed" page breaks in text
files. Pratik, was it not you who told me about that? Can you clarify for
> Finally, I heartily recommend TextPad (www.textpad.com) as a quality free
editor for text files (and HTML, if you need that).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Tracy Carcione
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 1:40 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] TXT and page breaks
> When I got the txt file I'm working on, it had page breaks, but as soon as
> brought it into Word to work on and saved it, the page breaks disappeared.
> Is there any way to stop this happening?  And DON'T say to edit it in K1K,
> because it ALWAYS crashes, sooner or later.
> I never got an answer as to why, oh why, do I have to put a txt file back
> txt, when, if I only had the option of putting it back as RTF, I could
> easily fix the page breaks, and not have to hassle with K1K's problematic
> editing, which is the only way I know to get the pesky breaks to stay in
> txt.  Why must I suffer?  Is there actually a reason txt must stay txt?  I
> want an answer from Admin, not someone else's guesses.
> Tracy

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