[bksvol-discuss] Re: a question about tables

  • From: "EVAN REESE" <mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 20:24:57 -0400

If it's a simple table, I think you would be okay just putting dashes where the 
blank entries are. But those dashes are essential because Bookshare removes 
extra spaces, so everything will be bollixed up if you don't have placeholders 
for the empty entries.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Devorah Greenstein 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 6:50 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a question about tables


  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 


  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.




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