[bksvol-discuss] forging the stream of consciousness

  • From: "Bob W" <rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 05:57:23 -0500

This message is rather long, so if you haven't had more than two cups of 
coffee, reading this at this time is unadvisable.

I am proof reading "forging the stream of consciousness" (I forget the author).

Let me say that this is an excellent scan. I forget the scannor too (those 
brain cells are going quickly), but this is, I believe a new scannor, and they 
did a wonderful job with the scan.

This book is definitely not my cup of tea, but I take pride in doing all kinds 
of books whether I like them or not. Some of them are really challenging, but 
most are basically boring.

Okay, here's my question. This has to do with daisy navigation. This book has 
two parts parts I and II along with an afterward by the author. I have set 
these to font size 16. Each part is broken into multiple subparts. Some of the 
subparts are one paragraph long, and some go on for a page or two. However, 
there are about two thousand of these subparts. Right now the numbers for these 
subparts are set to times new roman size 12 ppi. But they are the only thing in 
the book that is bolded.

Should I even bother with these subparts? I would like to set them to times new 
roman font size 14. But I fear that the large number of these subparts might 
make it difficult to navigate the book successfully. 

Finally, if I/we decide that this is indeed a challenge worth accepting how 
should I go about it? I am not going to (find bolded text, select it, and raise 
the font size to fourteen points) two thousand times. I consider this a 
challenge, not a life's goal.

I think there should be a way to automate this set of commands. I have 
Microsoft word 2003 and Kurzweil 1000v12. I also have a program called 
autohotkey which might help out here. Unfortunately, I am basically dumb. I 
can't write word macros which might do the trick, nor do I know enough about 
autohotkey to do the job without a learning curve.

So, if someone out there in volunteer land has experience with word's macro 
capabilities, or can use autohotkey, or knows of something else that might 
work, would you get in touch with me at rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx?



p.s. See, reading that wasn't so bad was it?

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