[bksvol-discuss] Re: Two More Questions

  • From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:25:23 -0600

Hi Bill,

Question 1: Superfluous introductory pages: Short answer: they aren't superfluous. Keep everything. Include all of them as they exist in the book. On the blank pages put [blank page].

Question 2: subchapter headings vs chapter headings vs page numbers. Formatting is key. Make sure the chapter numbers are 16 point and bold. It is acceptable in this instance and even encouraged. (one of the few exceptions in Bookshare "rules") to add the word "chapter" in front of the chapter number, and make it also 16 point and bold. Make the subchapter numbers 14 points and bold. Make sure your text, including the page numbers, are 12 points and not bold and are on either the first line of the page or the last line of the page, by themselves.

In this case, if you find any subchapter headings that are the very last line or very first line of text for a page, I also would move the page number on that particular page from where ever it is so that it is on the first line of the text if the subchapter number is currently the first line of text on the page or move the page number so that it is on the last line of the text if the subchapter number is currently the last line of text on the page. If you do all of that, it should make sure that the converter won't confuse a subchapter number with a page number.

Judy s.
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On 11/30/2015 2:09 AM, William Korn (Redacted sender willythekorn for DMARC) wrote:

I am about to upload a new scan, /The Treasure of the Sierra Madre/, by B. Traven. I am attaching a .pdf and a .rtf file to illustrate my questions.

*Question #1: Superfluous introductory pages*
The attached .pdf file shows that of the first ten pages in this scan, only five have any unique content. The other five are either blank or repeat content on the other five pages. Do the rules of Bookshare require that I include all of them as they exist in the book? Or can I be efficient and creative - for example including the five page in the order v (title), vi, i, ii, and vii (see the .rtf file)?

*Question #2: Sub-chapter headings*
This book has chapters entitled "1", "2", "3", and so on. It also has sub-chapter headings, entited "2", "3", "4", etc. One of them is shown on page "3" of the text in the .pdf. The sub-chapter heading is the only thing on the line. How do I mark these in a way that they won't be confused with page numbers. (Note: while the great majority of these occur in the middle of a page, some may occur as the first or last line in a page. The page numbers in this book are on the bottom of each page). I temporarily marked them by putting "$" characters on either side of them in the .rtf, so I can easily find and replace them with the proper formatting.

Bill Korn

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