[bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation Question

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:31:03 -0500




I just validate.  I do not have any scanning equipment.  I just use Word,
Wordpad and Jaws to validate, but if I understand the setup I read them all
the way through and do my best.  Thanks for tackling this one.

Sue

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 7:39 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation Question


> I'll take it and see what I can do with it. He's a
> prolific writer, I see, and many of his books are
> available n my library. Are you scanning or just
> validating, like me? I'm enjoying validating the
> Duncan Maclain books detective books that Shelley is
> putting up--they have loads of errors, mostly broken
> words, because they are such old paperbacks with
> yellowed pages (she sent me two of the actual books,
> which I'm going to return to her when I've finished
> the validation) that they didn't scan well--but they
> are good old-fashioned detective stories and I'f
> fallen in love with maclain (grin).
>
> I'll go download it now.
>
> Cindy
>
> --- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >
> > There are hyphens dividing words at the ends of
> > lines, but I didn't see any
> > garbled pages.  It could be that there are missing
> > pages, but my main
> > problem is that Word wants it to be plain text and I
> > am afraid I won't have
> > the correct number of lines on each page.  Since you
> > are willing to look at
> > it, I will release it right away and see how it
> > appears to  you.  Thanks
> > very much, Cindy!  What woulld we do without your
> > eyes?  <smile>
> >
> > Sue S.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:47 PM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation Question
> >
> >
> > > Hi, Sue,
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, the only copy I could find was a
> > 1911
> > > edition in Reference in the Central Library in
> > > downtown L.A. It's nice that they keep these
> > copies
> > > for posterity, but it isn't much help when they
> > don't
> > > circulate. They have a lot of his other books,
> > though,
> > > and quite a few of the old ones as e-books. It
> > might
> > > be in Project Gutenberg, unless the copyright was
> > > renewed Maybe bookshare could get it from PG.
> > >
> > > Is the book in really bad shape? I'm pretty good
> > at
> > > filling in missing words in sentences. As I said
> > in an
> > > earlier post, or maybe that was to someone
> > off-list,I
> > > don't know if it's because of my experience in
> > > proof-reading and editing or as an English teacher
> > or
> > > just a knack like noticing four-leaf clovers in a
> > patc
> > > of clover. Or it's possible that it's easier to do
> > > with sight than with listening or Braille.
> > >
> > > If it's a matter of missing or garbled pages, then
> > of
> > > course there's nothing I can do without the book,
> > but
> > > I'm willing to take a look at it if it's just
> > divided
> > > words or awkward sentences.
> > >
> > > In answer to your other post, I've noticed the
> > same
> > > thing--RTF does show in the corner as Plain text--
> > > whether one works on it as rtf or as Word and then
> > > converst to RTF before upoading, which is wwhat I
> > just
> > > did.
> > >
> > > Cindy
> > >
> > > --- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > The book is "A Prince of Sinners" by E. Phillip
> > > > Openheim.  It was written in
> > > > 1903 but has a copyright.  If you want to have a
> > > > look at it and can get it,
> > > > I would release it back to Step 1 and pick
> > something
> > > > else.  I will hold it
> > > > until I hear from you.  Thanks, Cindy.
> > > >
> > > > Sue S.
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 10:28 PM
> > > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation
> > Question
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > What book is being discussed here? Anything I
> > can
> > > > help
> > > > > with?
> > > > >
> > > > > Cindy-
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > -- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Well, I know it has a lot of skipped lines
> > in it
> > > > in
> > > > > > the beginning, and
> > > > > > sometimes enough for what seems like a half
> > > > page.
> > > > > > I'll investigate further.
> > > > > > Thanks Kellie.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Sue S.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > From: "Kellie Hartmann" <hart0421@xxxxxxx>
> > > > > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > > > Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 9:30 PM
> > > > > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Validation
> > > > Question
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi Sue, It was probably a txt file that
> > the
> > > > > > submitter just saved as rtf.
> > > > > > The
> > > > > > > biggest potential issue is whether there
> > are
> > > > page
> > > > > > breaks. If there are,
> > > > > > then
> > > > > > > everything should be fine and you could
> > just
> > > > keep
> > > > > > the file as rtf.
> > > > > > > Kellie
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