[bksvol-discuss] Re: problem with book

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:14:26 -0700

Hi Ann,

You can take out only those which come before a lower case letter using find
and replace.  It's kind of a long list of instructions for how to do it and
preserve white space that you want, but I'll paste it here, in case you want
to give it a try.  It won't fix the entire problem, but will fix a lot of
it. Remember to enable case sensitivity where necessary.  I've forgotten to
do this with nasty results!

See below.

Mayrie

Remove any extra carriage returns inadvertently inserted by the OCR: 
Now that you have already eliminated any extra blank lines,  you want to get
rid of any unwanted carriage returns in the text. This involves using the
find and replace command 27 times.  This sounds tedious and time consuming,
but in practice takes only between three and five minutes.
Special note: the next part of this step is specific to ordinary prose.  It
may cause loss of proper formatting when used with poetry.

Before you begin, you want to ensure that you do not lose the blank lines at
the tops of pages. Simply go to the beginning of the book, or to the
beginning of the text if you are sure the preliminary pages are in excellent
condition and do the following:

In the find box, enter ^p^p
In the replace box enter two instances of a character that is not likely to
appear in the book.  A good choice is $$, that is dollar dollar.
Then execute a "replace all."
Next, in the find box, enter ^m^p
In the replace box enter two instances of a new unique character that is not
likely to appear in the book.  A good choice is %%, that is, percent
percent.  Just make sure it is not the same character that you just chose in
the previous step.
Then execute a "replace all."

Now you are going to look for paragraph marks that shouldn't be there.
You will do this with each letter of the alphabet in lower case.  To make
sure you will only affect the correct words, make sure the search option box
for "Match case" is checked for doing this step.
In the find box type ^pa (That is the carat key followed immediately by the
lower case letters p and a) 
In the replace box type space a  (that is, tap the space bar once followed
immediately by the lower case letter a )
Make sure, once again, to check the box in the find and replace dialogue for
match case.
Replace all.
Now repeat this for every letter in the alphabet.

After you have gone through the alphabet, go back to the beginning of the
book. Now you will undo the search and replace you used to preserve the
blank lines, and restore them.
First, make sure you uncheck the box in the find and replace dialogue for
match case. It won't affect this step any further, but you don't want it to
remain checked because it can affect other searches you will make later.

In the find box, enter $$ (or whatever other character you used to take the
place of your blank lines)
In the replace box, enter ^p^p.
Execute "replace all."
Now you will undo the search and replace you used to preserve page breaks
and the blank space after them and restore them.
In the find box, enter %% (or whatever other character you used to take the
place of your blank lines)
In the replace box, enter ^m^p.
Execute "replace all."
 

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:39 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: problem with book

Hi all,

Well, if that's the case, and I take them all out, then, I'm going to have
to reparagraph the entire book.  That seems a bit drastic.

Ann P.

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