[bksvol-discuss] Re: doublr-hyphensand em dashes.

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:53:29 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks, Mayrie. I found the autocorrect and have changed all em dashes in the 
file ro double dashes
Cindy

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--- On Thu, 10/15/09, Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: doublr-hyphensand em dashes.
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 4:48 AM
> 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
> 
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> 
> 
> --- 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.
> > 
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