Hi Cindy, You are supposed to convert the long dashes to double hyphens. There are instructions in the scanning and proofreading manual for how to keep word from automatically reconverting the double dashes to long dashes, which it does unless you tell it not to. You need the double hyphens. The part of the scanning and proofreading manual that you want to look at is the instructions for proofreading using Microsoft Word. The section you want is under Tips, near the end of that particular document. There are things in that section that need to be set and saved so that Word won't make automatic changes, like regular quotes to smart quotes every time you open a file. I hope you'll be able to take a look at that. Those tips are very, very time saving, and some of those changes, if not made will result in some yucky files. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:22 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] doublr-hyphensand em dashes. Now I'm a little confused. The double-hyphens automatically turn into em dashes in Word. If I'm proofing a scan, like the one I'm doing now, that has already has em dashes, am I supposed to change them to double hyphens? Or does the fact that I'm seeing em dashes mean that the scanner used the double-hyphens when she pre-proofed. Cindy Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned list available at sites below Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List Books Being Scanned List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List --- On Wed, 10/14/09, Ilene Sirocca <ilenesia@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > From: Ilene Sirocca <ilenesia@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Another "Castle of Adventure" Problem > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 8:59 AM Now that we're talking > about changing things, I think I changed something perhaps best left > alone, but hope it is not fatal and almost thought of keeping quiet. > > Cindy mentioned that you could take dashes and replace with two > hyphens, and also remove the spaces around them. I did this for the > entire book, but hey, that may be the way it should have stayed, with > the dashes intact and spaced. So now what? I really don't see myself > doing this all over again. But i can leave the dashes alone in the > rest of the books in this series. > > Ilene > 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. 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.