Hi Misha and all. First, Misha said: "I hope this works for you. I at least hope it doesn't get your book bounced back from the admin queue because dozens of pages are all bold." If you are referring to a small problem I recently had with 32 pages of underlined text, all I can say is "boo hiss". Secondly, I tried your MsWord method and it worked pretty well. Someone else on this list sent me a note privately with essentially the same solution. Many thanks to both of you. But, [picture of Bob with egg all over his face] I am releasing this book because I discovered that about a third of the way through the book my theory about the two thousand chapters all being bolded broke down. Some were, some weren't. It also turns out that there was other bolded material such as page numbers and some white spaces. If it stays on the checkout list for a while, I may get it again and not worry about the secondary "chapters". But other folks may want to see if they can do a better job. So, I'll go release it and look for a really easy book. I still have dozens of backup files and will work on this in my spare time. Thanks. Bob ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike" <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:06 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: forging the stream of consciousness If you know that the only thing bold in the book are these section headings, then you can use Word find and replace (though the instructions may seem almost as long as your message, it is much quicker than doing thousands of individual changes). As always before doing something that could turn the book to garbage, do a save as to a new file name. So to convert all cases of 12 point bold to 14 point bold .... In the find box put ^? then alt-m to get to a button called more, which will make the dialog have more choices type alt-u to toggle Use wildcards, then type alt-o to get to a drop down menu, the first item on that menu is font so just hit return to go there that brings up the typical font dialog except this dialog has some extra bits like under font style you can choose not bold and not italic type alt-y to get to the font style section, then down arrow to bold, then type alt-s to get to the font size section of the dialog box and arrow down to 12 now hit return to select OK and exit the dialog box then type alt-i to go to the replace box, in the replace box put ^& once again type alt-o to get to the format drop down menu and hit enter to select the first menu item font once again type alt-y to get to the font style section and then down arrow to bold once again hit alt-s to get to the font size section and arrow down to 14 this time. and once again hit return to select OK and exit the font dialog box. Now all you have to do is type alt-a to replace all. I hope this works for you. I at least hope it doesn't get your book bounced back from the admin queue because dozens of pages are all bold. Misha On 7/30/2011 8:41 AM, Bob W wrote: > Thanks Mayrie. > When I finish with all this I will go back and bold the title and > parts. However, right now bolding is the only thing that separates the > two thousand "chapters" is the fact that they are bolded, so I'm going > to leave them that way until I figure out what to do with them. > Thanks for your help. > Bob > > ----- Original Message ----- > *From:* Mayrie ReNae <mailto:mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> > *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > *Sent:* Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:23 AM > *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: forging the stream of consciousness > > 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. > Mayrie > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > *From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Bob W > *Sent:* Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:57 AM > *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] forging the stream of consciousness > > WARNING! WARNING! > 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 <mailto:rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx>? > Thanks, > Bob > p.s. See, reading that wasn't so bad was it? > 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.