[bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

  • From: "Jesse Fahnestock" <Jesse.F@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:34:43 -0700

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 Tracy?

Finally, I heartily recommend TextPad (www.textpad.com) as a quality free 
editor for text files (and HTML, if you need that).

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[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 I
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 as
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.

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