[bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

  • From: "Jesse Fahnestock" <Jesse.F@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:07:03 -0700

In TextPad, Word Wrap is Ctrl+Q, W, or Configure menu, Word Wrap.

After Pratik posted the below the first time, I discovered that Bookshare.org's 
processing software does indeed recognized form feed characters, or page breaks 
in ascii files. In TextPad, you can insert this character with Ctrl+Shift+L, or 
Edit, Insert, Page Break using menus.

I'd encourage folks who are validating text files to use this method to insert 
page breaks. 

Jill -- your process is correct. You needn't worry too much about doing more. 
If you would like to help increase the likelihood of Bookshare.org's DAISY 
conversion software retaining the pagination of the file you're validating, you 
also may "normalize" the headers and footers around page breaks. This is not 
required. If you would like information on doing this, I can forward it to you 
offline (it should have been included with the original validation instructions 
sent to new volunteers).


-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sarah Van
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 8:45 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

I would write privately, but there just might be someone else out there
experiencing the same problem.  The solution for the scrolling issue is to
turn on word wrap in notepad or what ever program you are using.  The option
is in the edit menu in notepad, but may be in other places in other
Sorry I can't help with a better program to use because I always use
Kurzweil or word for editing books.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
curious entity at earthlink dot net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tracy Carcione" <carcione@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 1:09 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: TXT and page breaks

> Jesse,
> 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.
> carcione@xxxxxxxxxx
> But perhaps Textpad will serve for putting in these pesky page breaks.
> Tracy
> 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 I
> > brought it into Word to work on and saved it, the page breaks
> > Is there any way to stop this happening?  And DON'T say to edit it in
> > 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
> > 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?
> > want an answer from Admin, not someone else's guesses.
> > Tracy
> >
> >
> >
> >

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