Dear Lissi, I've come across the exact same problem in several books. I know no way of deleting those spaces except doing it the way you're doing it. There is one thing I may have tried that worked better, in the sense that it prevented me from losing lines--but I'm not sure I remember correctly. I think I went down to the first line beyond the blank space, put the arrow to the left of the first word, and hit delete, and kept hitting it until I got up to the previous page. But it was a while ago so I'm not sure. Good luck. Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Bud, > > Rules aside, it's very considerate of you to insert > the blank lines above > and below page numbers. There's no shortcut for > doing this that I know, but > if it hasn't been done by the scanner, I always take > time to enter those > blank lines. I don't mind doing it at all, but > having it done for me is > certainly a treat. I rarely grasp the technical > reasons we do what we do, > but have heard from braille readers that these blank > lines help ensure that > the actual page numbers appear in the braille/brf > downloads. > > Like many of the volunteers who have been scanning > and validating much > longer than I have, I keep finding new quirks as I > take on new books. In one > of the files I'm working on now a strange phenomenon > has cropped up. > > At the end of each page is a huge expanse of blank, > space that looks like > solid white on the computer screen. It takes several > page downs for me to > reach the start of the next page. If I'm careful in > finding the top of that > next page, I can delete the empty space by > highlighting with control up > arrow and and then delete,. twice. My eyes see that > when I do the control up > arrow the first time the whole screen turns solid > black. The next time I do > it, a thin ribbon of black appears vertically up the > left margin. These > highlighted areas disappear with the deletes but > sometimes I lose some lines > at the top or bottom of one of the pages. I try > placing the cursor > carefully, but can't see that I've highlighted some > of the print by mistake. > > Has anyone used Microsoft word while validating to > delete these blank > expanses that seem as vast as shopping mall parking > lots? I love this book > and wouldn't give up on it for anything, but it's > slow going. I'm a third of > the way finished so your help could save me several > hours. Thanks for any > ideas. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bud Schwab" <budschwab@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 11:20 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] lines and page numbers > > > > Hi Gang, > > > > I'm trying for the first time to make sure that > the page numbers are one > > blank line above the text and a blank line above > that at the top of the > > page. I find this very time consuming and figure > there might be a better > > way than I am using. I'm just going from page to > page and doing it all > > mannually. Is this the way the validators do it? > I've spent about two > > hours so far and olnly have 100 [pages finished. > I suppose there's no > > magic machine at bookshare that does it > automatically. Maybe I'm just > > slow and will pick up speed as I go along. > > Thanks for any suggestions. > > > > > > Bud Schwab > > W 6 Z Y P > > Malibu, California > > > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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.