HI Debby, I'm not Ann, but I can answer your questions, I think. A hard page break is an actual break between pages inserted by the OCR software. A soft page break is one inserted by Word if it thinks that there is too much text to print on a page with the settings currently assigned to the file. This is where paper size comes in. The larger Word thinks the paper that you're printing on is, the less likely that it is to insert soft and annoying page breaks. Those soft page breaks are only visible to Word, and only tell it where to stop the printer between pages when printing. They aren't in rtf documents submitted to bookshare either by the submitter or proofreader of a book. They just throw off page count for the proofreader if they exist in a book file. If you encounter them, they can usually be eliminated by increasing your paper size. When increasing paper size, I usually choose the largest paper size possible, custom in the page set up dialogue and 22 inches as the number of inches long. You really only need to mess with this if soft page breaks turn up in your document. Now, let me guess, you're wondering, how can you tell the difference when listening whether a page break is hard or soft? I use JAWS, and this may be different with Window Eyes. However, I'll tell you what I experience with my screen reader. If you arrow past a hard page break with your up and down arrows, Jaws announces "page break". If the page break is soft, my screen reader only says "page 22" or whatever number page Word thinks you're on. Did I answer all of your questions? If not, please continue to ask. Happy proofreading! Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Debby Franson Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:49 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: baffling Hi Ann! Thanks for your welcome. Yes, Mayrie was helpful about the page numbering. What is the difference between a hard page break and a soft one? What is the best paper size to use in Word? I haven't changed it since I installed it this summer. Debby At 07:43 AM 10/26/2009, Ann Parsons wrote >Hi all, > >Debbie, nice to meet you. Good thing you have an optacon. That will >make your life easier. Most of us who are blind ask for sighted help >when doing books like yours for precisely those reasons you mentioned. > >I'm sure Mayrie will talk to you about page numbering, but what's >important is the hard page breaks, not the soft ones. If you think you >have more pages than are reported, increase the size of the paper in >Word and see if that helps. > >Ann P. > >-- >Ann K. Parsons >Portal Tutoring >EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx >web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info >blog: >http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog >Skype: Putertutor > >"All that is gold does not glitter, >Not all those who wander are lost." > >Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit >www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. >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. > > > >No virus found in this incoming message. >Checked by AVG - www.avg.com >Version: 9.0.698 / Virus Database: 270.14.32/2460 - Release Date: >10/26/09 03:10:00 -- Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don't have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.--Ecclesiastes 6:9 NLT 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. 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.