[bksvol-discuss] Re: question please and thank you.

  • From: "Lori" <lori@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 12:41:12 -0400

Oakie doke. Thank you. I saw the info in the manual and read some of it, but 
figured it is always helpful to talk with foks who use it. I do agree that the 
control-pagedown and Find-replace is a nuicsance and I usually just close the 
document and reopen.

Lori

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mayrie ReNae 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 11:34 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question please and thank you.


  Hi Gwen and Lori,

      First, Gwen, to answer your question which was the note that Lori replied 
to.  There are instructions for how to use Kurzweil for scanning and 
proofreading in the scanning and proofreading manual which can be accessed from 
the volunteer page on the bookshare web site.  Those might be worth looking at, 
but don't let the amount of information in the documents daunt you.  Slow and 
steady wins the race, and one task at a time is often the best way to go about 
learning.  I'll write to you more off list, Gwen.

      Lori, as to your question about whether Word or Kurzweil 1000 is better, 
it's really a matter of preference, mostly.  I don't like Word as well.  It 
feels sluggish to me.  The dialogues don't feel as intuitive, but it does work, 
and predictably, even if some of its controls seem stupid to me.  For instance, 
control+page down will take you to the next page break, which is great, until 
you've engaged the "find" or "find and replace" dialogue, and then that 
keystroke finds the next occurrence of the last thing you searched for.  That 
bugs me.

      Kurzweil does have ranked spelling as an option, which is sometimes 
preferable to the standard spell checker.  But Word has the ability to search 
for section breaks and em dashes where Kurzweil doesn't without some tweeking 
for the em dashes and not at all for section breaks.

      It's really a matter of preference.  That's all.

  Mayrie





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  From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori
  Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:08 AM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question please and thank you.


  Are there advantages or disadvantages to either? Just curious...

  Lori

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: gwen tweedy 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:20 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question please and thank you.


    Oh  good  then thank you
    then I would like to know all I can about how you set things up in Kurzweil 
thank you.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Mayrie ReNae 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 8:30 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question please and thank you.


      Hi Gwen,

      Yes, you can proofread using Kurzweil.  I, in fact, do very little 
proofreading with Microsoft Word, though I can use that software for 
proofreading as well.   I just prefer using Kurzweil. 

      Mayrie





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      From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwen tweedy
      Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 5:49 AM
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] question please and thank you.


       Can a person proof read in Kurzweil?
      I know most here, use other things that is why I was wondering.



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