[bksvol-discuss] Re: opinions on blank pages wanted

  • From: "Gerald Hovas" <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 17:21:31 -0600

Engineering has said that the Stripper doesn't always produce the correct
DAISY tag for pages without page numbers, so it is best to add a page number
to pages which are blank.  That way the Stripper doesn't have to decide
which page number to put in the tag for a blank page.  If the Stripper
produces a tag based on the wrong page number because it has done a ppoor
job of keeping up with which page number is next, then it can create a
duplicate page number which could cause confusion or possibly an error if
someone tells it to go to the page number which is duplicated.  The bottom
line is that it is best to add the page number to blank pages to help the
Stripper, but doing so also has the added benefit of making the page no
longer blank which can protect against software packages which discard blank



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Julie Morales
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:25 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: opinions on blank pages wanted

Hi, Lissi. I personally leave it just as it is in the book. The automated
tool will pick up on the page breaks, and I don't think the automated tool
accounts for missing pages, anyway. That's the submitter and validator's
job. *smile* I don't even number the blank pages or put that they're blank.
I know many do, but I don't. As long as I'm sure it's blank, and as long as
the sequence of page numbers picks up where the other left off, I just leave
it alone. Take care.
Julie Morales
To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you need to be in their lives
today. -- Unknown
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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Estelnalissi
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 11:45 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] opinions on blank pages wanted

  ~Hello Everyone,

  Sometimes in the book I'm validating there's a blank page after a chapter.
Page breaks are there one just below the other. I've been placing a blank
line under the page break, writing, blank page on the second line and
leaving another blank line beneath. I thought the stripper might delete my 2

  The other question is whether you think I should write a page number on
the page. That's an oxymoron if ever there was one, because the blank page
would now contain the words blank page and after a skipped line, a page
number. Some blank, huh?

  In the book, that blank doesn't have a printed number, but it has been
taken in to account on the following page where the chapter begins. for
example, last page of chapter is 80, blank page, first page of next chapter
is 82.

  I'm asking because I have this bleary notion we're supposed to account for
all pages. I'm afraid if I don't write a notice  that there's a blank page
and assign it's number, the uploading program might think I've left pages

  Is that extra page break enough to account for the blank page?

  I've been using my judgment on this detail, but wonder what the rest of
you do or if there's a right way to process these blank pages.

  Thank you in advance.

  Always With Love,


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