[bksvol-discuss] Re: a question about tables

  • From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 19:30:56 -0500

Hi Devorah,

It looks like lots of people have already given you good advice. I'll just add 
that you can use an actual "table" that a word processor would use. For example 
the tables that Microsoft Word will make under the Table menu are converted 
into DAISY tables, which may add extra navigation features. 


Jake Brownell
QA Engineer, Bookshare.org

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Devorah Greenstein 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 5:50 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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