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

  • From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 09:00:39 -0600

The reason people write blank page on blank pages is more for the validator than for the stripper and final copy of the book. Putting the page number on blank pages is not a bad idea, but nothing is necessary for the bookshare system. We just don't want to lose blank pages because the file is validated by someone using a program that doesn't display or keep blank pages. Word doesn't have that particular problem so your fine.

It is also helpful to have something on those pages, again I would suggest just the page number, so that people reading the DAISY copy of the book in a program that doesn't display blank pages can keep track of the page number they are on.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
Assistive Technology Trainer
----- Original Message ----- From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 10:45 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 words.

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 missing.

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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