I had the same problem once and learned my lesson. I did what you did, Lissi. I don't remember the exact letters, but when, as I was continuing to validate, I found letters in the middle of words missing, I made a list of all the possible words and when I finished I went back and did a search for all of the and put the letters back. They were common letters, so there were a lot of words, and it took hours, literally. I have since found that, at least with the Word with the Mac, if I've made a mistake I can undo Replace All. If I do a replace all in the middle of a book and go back to the beginning and find that there are more changes made than I think there should have been, a click on the document and Undo Replace All will go back to what it was in the beginning--even if I've saved the document. Then I can do a Replace and check the words one at a time. Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear bud, > > Talk about that sinking feeling! Just a few fast > keystrokes and the problem > can saturate your book and you've lost your chance > at a quick fix. It's hard > to face starting over again. If part of your > enjoyment is in reading the > book as you work, it's not fun the second time > around. > > Everyone is welcome to stop reading here because, > yes, I have my horror > story, too. A very clean scan of a novel I was > validating had several quirky > consecutive instances of the word if at the > beginning of sentences spelled > with a small I and capital f. I put that in the find > box and capital I f in > the replace box and entered. After that all words > with the letters i f > appeared with capital I's in the middle. I never > imagined just how many > words had if in them, wife, signify, snowdrift, > gift, stiff, bbailiff, > capital I f when if was within sentences, nearly 800 > replacements. > > Like you, I'll be treating that find and replace > with caution. Do you think > the control z would work as well as closing the file > without saving the > changes to undo the replacements? > > If you like Ruth Rendell, as I do, you might like to > try another British > author who has been compared with her, Minette > Walters. I'm reading Acid Row > on casette from NLS,. Bookshare has 4 more of her > books, The Breaker, The > Echo, The Sculptriss, and Fox Evil. > > Always With Love, > > Lissi > > Give me the higher ground any day even if I have to > climb uphill to meet it. > Bill the Pony, from The Tenth Walker by Lyndellia, > Tolkien Fan Fiction > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bud Schwab" <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:37 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: deleted too many > letters, help!!!!!!! > > > > Thanks for the sympathy Julie. I wasn't bright > enough to save my changes. > > I have several more books here to scan so I will > be real careful and pay > > attention to what I am doing. That's a hard way > to learn but I bet I'll > > never forget it. > > > > Bud > > > > At 09:15 PM 8/10/2006, you wrote: > >>Oh, Bud, how awful! I would have immediately > closed out the book, saying > >>no > >>when asked if I wanted to save the changes, and > started over, but that's > >>assuming you made frequent saves of your work. Oh, > dear! I hope you did > >>manage to get your work back! Take care. > >>-- > >>Julie Morales > >>Email & Windows/MSN Messenger: > mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx > >>Skype: mercy0421 Please contact me if I may not > recognize your contact > >>info > >>before adding me or I may not add you! > >>Currently in Winchester Regional, Virginia Clear, > 71Fï¿½(22Cï¿½) Wind:WNW > >>(300ï¿½) > >>at 6mph (5KT) > >>More money is spent world wide on Chicago Bulls > merchandise then the > >>entire > >>economy of New Zealand. > >>Created by WeatherSig v1.10 . > http://www.weathersig.com > >> > >>----- Original Message ----- > >>From: "Bud Schwab" <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> > >>To: <k1000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > >>Cc: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > >>Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 11:36 PM > >>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] deleted too many > letters, help!!!!!!! > >> > >> > >> Hi Gang, > >> > >>I think I really got myself in trouble. am using > k1000and was > >>starting to clean up a book for bookshare and > that's where my trouble > >>begins. I was trying to delete authors name, but > in most cases it > >>has spaces between each letter. It's Rendell and > I got rid of all > >>those with no trouble. But, most of the > occurences of her name have > >>a space between each letter like R E N D eE L L so > I don't know what > >>I was thinking, but I put it on the E in her name > and proceeded to > >>delete 1.000 occurences of e throughout the whole > book. Is there any > >>way that all these e's can be restored. I'm > afraid the answer is to > >>rescan the book but wanted to check with you minds > out there before I do > >>that. > >>With a very red face, I am > >> > >> > >>Bud Schwab > >>W 6 Z Y P > >>Malibu, California > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >>bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >>put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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