I am reposting Carrie's message about chapter headings. Carrie is staff. Hope this helps. E. Hi gang, Someone asked me to speak about protecting chapter titles:If there's a page number at the top of each page, there's no problem, everything's fine. If there's no page number at the top and the first word on the page is not 'chapter,' then there's no problem, everything's fine. But if the very first word on a page is 'chapter,' then the stripper thinks that it's a header (instead of the chapter title) and promptly removes the line. To avoid this, just add a line with 'chapter' on it above the REAL chapter title, and the stripper will remove the extraneous line, and everything's fine, the sun will shine on everyone!
About blank pages in the middle of a book:Please add the appropriate page numbers to all the blank pages in the middle of your books. Blank pages at the beginning, between the title page, copyright page, acknowledgments, and all that, are okay. But there's one type of Braille machine (Kurzweil?) that deletes blank pages, so immediately the whole numbering scheme gets thrown off. Adding page numbers to blank pages prevents this from happening, and it also lets people know that they are not missing a page of text from the book.
Actually I think most people do a very good job at handling both these situations, so I'm just blathering in general, not trying to criticize anyone in particular.
Carrie At 07:02 PM 12/31/2007, you wrote:
The problem is that when the numbers are at the top of the page, they get deleted. Should I still put them at the top of the page? You are right, it is easier when they are at the top of the page because then I don't have to scroll down the entire page to find the number which will tell me if the flagged word is on that page. Let me know what you want me to do and I will do it for my next scan. Thanks!HAPPY NEW YEAR! Barbara Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Mayrie, After Lissi commented recently that having the page numbers at the top of the page helps blind people a lot because they don't have to fo searching for the page number, I've been moving all the page numbers to the top of the page when I validate. Before, I only moved the number for the first page of the chapter when it was at the bottom and all the other numbers were at the top of the page. I think where the page numbers are is where the publisher or printer decides to put them and doesn't have anything to do with the author's intent or his/her copyright. Likewise, probably, the blank page at the end of a chapter when the text ends on a right-hand page rather than a left-hand page. Some publishers seem to want to start all chapters on the right-hand page (facing the reader). Those blank pages usually have to be numbered to retain the pagination sequence, and it seems stupid to me, because if the chapter itself ends on the left-hand page here is no blank page. Who cares? In some books, the publisher doesn't care on what page the new chapter starts. G.Cindy --- Mayrie ReNae wrote: > Hello Everyone, > > I scan a lot of books whose page numbers appear at > the bottom of > pages. No matter what I place above the chapter > headings to protect > them, any validator not on this list will not know > that that inserted > text needs to remain in the book in order to protect > chapter > headings. I write in the comments field of the > submission form a > note requesting that this seemingly extraneous text > not be removed in > order to make sure that chapter headings will not be > > lost. Unfortunately, I never know until after the > book is accepted > into the collection whether this request has been > honoured. I find > it very frustrating to have my careful work trashed. > And I am VERY > careful with my scans. > > As I see it, I can move all page numbers to the > tops of pages, but > that is technically altering the text of the book. > And it takes time > that doesn't need to be spent. > > This issue is not mentioned at all in the volunteer > manual, which > I'm not even convinced that all volunteers read. > Does anyone have > any ideas about how to assure that chapter headings > will remain protected? > > > Peace, > Mayrie > > > > > 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. > >WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available athttp://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.Barbara
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