Hello, Welcome as a volunteer. When you take ark files, you will need to convert them to rtf and upload them as rtf any way. You hsould have no trouble if you choose to convert the file to rtf and edit it with MSWord. As you're juststarting out, I would recommend that you go to Jake Brownell's web site and read some of the volunteer tips. Go to http://www.jbrownell.com. The site is very usable/accessible. These tips will save you from making beginner mistakes. Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any questions. Pratik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nicki Keck Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:36 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] (no subject) HI all, I am looking to validate my first book, as I have been a member, but just got signed up as a validator. There are three books, any of which I would be happy to validate, but they are all in .ark format. I can read them; that's not the problem. I do have Openbook as my scanning software anyway. My question is: Can I edit these in Word and should I then change them back to .ark to be uploaded or could they be uploaded back in .rtf format? Obviously, I would and could only do one of these three; I know that, so I don't need that clarified. The reason I ask this is that I find Openbook to be a fine scanning program, but I find it cumbersome for editing with. The speech is just a bit more sluggish than JAWS by itself and I'd just rather use Word if I can, plus I find Word's spell checker easier to use, because I can read the context of where the error is found; whereas, with Openbook, this is not possible to my knowledge. Any answers on this would be appreciated. As I said, I can read the ark format, just would really like to not have to use the Openbook program itself to do the validation if I don't have to. Nicki www.nicksmix.net check out my show on ACB Radio Interactive on monday from 23-01 GMT. -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/383 - Release Date: 7/7/2006 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.