[bksvol-discuss] Re: tables in Bookshare books plus another question

  • From: "Devorah Greenstein" <DGreenstein@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:52:45 -0400

Thanks Jake for the definitive answer! Please tell me if I'm
understanding you correctly, if I use the Microsoft Word table function
and create new tables it will save as a table? Then if I have blank
cells they will read as blank cells and alignment will be maintained?


Is that what most validators generally do? Or do validators hope that
they won't encounter tables in the books they're validating? <smile>





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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jake Brownell
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:36 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: tables in Bookshare books plus another


Hi Devorah,


Tables done with spaces will be somewhat "compressed" in that vertically
nothing will align. Tabs are stripped from the files completely because
DAISY as an XML standard doesn't understand a tab. Tables created as
actual tables are converted to tables in DAISY.





Jake Brownell

QA Engineer, Bookshare.org



        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: Devorah Greenstein <mailto:DGreenstein@xxxxxxx>  

        To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 8:04 PM

        Subject: [bksvol-discuss] tables in Bookshare books plus another


        What is the protocol for tables?
        I've got quite a few in the book I'm validating - I'm using a
library copy of the printed book because the scanned version is all
goofed up, as I would expect. But what I'm doing is using tab stops and
recreating a table in tabular form. Will this work for folks? If not,
what should I be doing? 


        She says, halfway through the book and hadn't thought of asking
before now!


        Also, I'm wondering what screen readers will do with this quote
from an 18th century midwife. Can someone reassure me that it is

        17       F   At ditoes & Mr Poores. Birth 47th a daughter. At
Capt Meloys allso 

        Rainy. I was Calld from Mr Parkers at 2 hour morn to Mr Poores.
Doct Page was Calld before my arival. I Extracted the Child, a dagt. He
Chose to Close the Loin. I returnd home at 8 hour morning. Receivd 6/ as
a reward. Mr Ballard & Ephm attend worship, Dolly & Sally aftern. Charls
and John Coks supt here. I was calld to Capt meloys at 11 hour Evening.
Raind. Birth Mr Poores daughter X X 





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