I'll have to try that next time. Do I understand you properly Jake? I can scan a table that's in a book and it will OCR as a table? Then why are they not turning out properly in books that people are scanning? Why do they ask to have me do something with them? G.Cindy --- On Sun, 7/6/08, Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: a question about tables > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 5:30 PM > 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. > > Sincerely, > Jake > > Jake Brownell > QA Engineer, Bookshare.org > jake.b@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Devorah Greenstein > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 5:50 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a question about tables > > > 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 > > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG. > Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.4.5/1537 - Release > Date: 7/6/2008 5:26 AM To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.