[bksvol-discuss] Re: a question about tables

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 16:41:44 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, Devorah.

How's Florida?

I've done tables in a couple of different ways for people to insert into their 
scans of validations, and they haven't complained, so I guess they're been o.k.

1. I've converted it into lines, using copy and paste so I don't have to retype 
identical phrases.
2. I've done what you are thinking of, using dashed, since,m unfortunately, 
tabs and multiple spaces are deleted.
3. I've converted it into sentences.

Unfortunately, since I haven't kept them once the book was uploaded, I don't 
think I have any samples to send you but if I find any I'll send them to you 
offlist. I may have a couple of books I validated that had them.


-- On Sun, 7/6/08, Devorah Greenstein <DGreenstein@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Devorah Greenstein <DGreenstein@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a question about tables
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 3:50 PM
> Folks,
> I know there have been discussions about tables and I'm
> sorry I don't
> remember what was said. The well-scanned book I'm
> validating has an
> occasional table. One table, for example, has three columns
> and seven
> rows. But some spaces are empty. I mean the left hand
> column has five
> entries, the middle column has seven entries. I'm
> working with a copy of
> the printed book because there are lots of symbols in the
> book, and
> tarot card layouts and other diagrams.
> I have to re-type this table anyway, because I can't
> straighten it out
> as is. But as a sighted volunteer, I don't know what
> the best way to do
> it is. Can someone send me a written example? Or give me
> some hints? I
> thought maybe I need to do a bracketed validator note
> explaining that
> it's a three column table, name the column headings,
> sort of narrate
> through the table. 
> Or should I just retype the table and maybe put dashes
> between the
> columns? It's all words and names.
> I'd love to hear suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Devorah

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