Well, a long time ago I asked here on the list, and the majority of people who responded said that books were easier to read if there were line spaces between paragraphs, so I try to do that. If I can't because the text won't fit on the book's page, I indent paragraphs. Sometimes I receive the download with spaces between the paragraphs, as with the book I'm validating now. Also, I'm told there are people with disabilities other than sight who read the books and they'd like to see the books with some indication of paragraphs. As far as the line length goes, I sometimes try to make them the same length as in the book by adjusting the margins, and that works in some books, depending on how many lines there are to a page, but the book's font is different from the computer font, and not all lines will end with the same word as in the book, especially since we close up hyphenated words that aren't normally hyphenated. Finally, sometimes in order to make the page length correct, I sometimes shorten the side margins. Different editions of an author's work, such as paperbacks and and LT editions, don't have the same exact formatting as the original (although occasionally they do) and so I didn't think that was verboten. If I should do things differently, I hope someone will tell me. I'm not quite sure what you mean by not formatting. If you don't italicize or indent medium-to-large quoted sections, when the book does, then you re changing the book itself, more than merely lengthening lines. Lengthening lines does, I agree, change what the publisher has done to the original book, but not doing other formatting changes what the author intended. Cindy --- "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I do not format either. Please know that that > changes the book itself. So > do not add spaces or paragraphing even though Cindy > continues to do so for > some reason I never understood. > > E. > > > At 08:28 PM 12/7/2005, you wrote: > > >Lissi, maybe I am wrong in this but I don't format. > I've validated books > >scanned by Caitlin, Tom, Jim P. and Carrie just to > name a few, but the four > >people I have listed have given me wonderfully > scanned books with very few > >errors. I tend to concentrate on words--putting > hyphenated words together > >if they span a page break, getting rid of an excess > hyphen in the middle of > >a line, taking a word like > >re - active for example and making it reactive, > getting rid of garbage > >characters at the beginning or end of words. My > feeling is that if, in a > >dialog for example, each person's quote begins on a > line of its own, and if > >the beginning of what seems to be a new paragraph > starts on a new line, I am > >not going to indent or add spaces. While I don't > have a braille display, I > >think if I did, I would blanch at the empty braille > cells indicating a > >paragraph on an 18 or 32 cell display, being happy > if each new paragraph > >began on a new line at the left hand margin. > >Shannon > > > > 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.