[bksvol-discuss] Re: the list comes to the rescue

  • From: Chanelle Hill <chanellemh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 08:06:31 -0500

Dear Bob,
Thank you for sharing your discovery about section breaks. I rejected
a book last week because page numbers were randomly interspersed
throughout the text and there were twice as many page numbers as pages
in the file. Now I know to look for section breaks. I have learned so
much from being on this list. Unfortunately, I don't read every
message, but I try to read all that concern topics related to
volunteering--especially since I am still somewhat new.


On 5/27/09, Bob <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello gang.
> I just finished proofreading a book. When I got the book, the number of
> pages that Kurzweil said it had did not match at all with what the book
> thought it had. It wasn't even close, and I knew that the bookshare staff
> wouldn't accept a book in that much disarray. So, grumbling horrendously I
> started putting in page breaks where there were page numbers, and taking out
> page breaks that Kurzweil had kindly inserted at random. Those who have
> changed a book in this manner will testify to the fact that it is a long an
> arduous task.
> Then up popped a topic on this list about page breaks, line breaks and line
> feeds. And I thought to myself--I live alone so I might have even thought
> out loud--"I wonder if this book might have section breaks where page breaks
> should be. So I brought the book up in word and discovered that indeed there
> was a section break where I wanted a page break. Those of you who have been
> on this list for any length of time know that we've had numerous discussions
> about this very topic. In fact, I used to automatically check for section
> breaks as a matter of form, but, I got so many "section break not found"s
> that I quit doing it.
> Anyway, I changed all the section breaks to page breaks, brought the book up
> in Kurzweil and, ahhaa! it worked.
> So, thanks to the list, I don't have to grow old with this book still in my
> proofreading cue. It's sent off for staff to check out.
> Although this is a good advertisement for scannors and proofers to read this
> list, the folks who need the testimonial won't read it. Therefore, let me
> just say thanks to a supportive group like this one.
> Bob
> "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
> committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is
> the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead
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