It could have to do with the translation, or it could have to do with the line breaks and spacing in the document. Take care. Julie Morales Email and Windows/MSN Messenger: inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise. --Unknown The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. --Anonymous ----- Original Message ----- From: Jill O'Connell To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 10:08 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions I had not heard that "to" and "by" were now being separated and hope it isn't true. In the book I am validating, most of the time these words are contracted and adjoin the following word. The reason I asked the question is that I have no idea how I could correct this. Does this have to do with the Duxbury translation, and if so, I wonder why it isn't always done. ----- Original Message ----- From: Jackie M. To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:53 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions Hi, The new braille code separates "by" from all other words, also "to" is separated. Since they are also separated in print, I don't think you should correct that. On my braille display, which is translating print text into grade two contracted braille, "to" and "by" are always separated from the following word. Did I understand your question right? - Jackie McCraw ----- Original Message ----- From: Jill O'Connell To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:39 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] braille contractions I am validating a book in text format on the BrailleNote but reading in grade 2. What should I do when I see such words as "by" or "to" not attached to the following word? If I can't do anything to correct that now, won't it also show up in the final version (something I have seen quite often). Suggestions anyone?