[bksvol-discuss] Re: forging the stream of consciousness

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:23:52 -0700

Hi Bob,
Title of the book should be in bold at 20 point. Parts should be bold at 18
point. Chapters should be bold at 16 point, and sections within chapters
should be bold and 14 point with the body at 12 point not bolded.  If the
sections within chapters aren't larger than the body of the text of the
book, daisy navigation won't work.  Unfortunately, I don't know how to do
the things you'd like to do.  I'd either look for white space, or on each
number using the find dialogue and fix them all that way.  
Hope you find a way to fix daisy navigation that you can live with.


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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] forging the stream of consciousness

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
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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