Well, the difficulty with Living by the Book is that there are 2-3 different color pages in the book, so the validation settings files keep having to be changed. There are also many many handwritten pages that have to be typed and described in detail. They are notes with arrows pointing in all kinds of directions etc., and the descriptions are important to the content of the book. I've gotten about half of the way through the book, but it's an extremely daunting project that has taken me several years thus far. I guess I could upload the book, and let you take it from here if you want, but what you will need to do is so extensive, it might be better to actually send you a print copy of the book. Sharon -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 4:12 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: various comments and questions Sharon, Jamie is correct--it's perfectly fine to type/copy books/pages when necessary. What kind of scanner do you have? With my Fine Reader OCR, I'm able to frame the page to be scanned in such a way as to frame and therefore scan only the main text, excluding things at the top and bottom, like designs and heaadings. Unfortunately, that also sometimes deletes page numbers, too, which then have to be put in manually. Any time you need sighted help, ask me or Jamie. I can request that book from one of my libraries, I've found, and then I can let you know the spelling of names or missing words on pages or I can scan and validae missing pages for you. That way you won't have to wait for help--well, you will have to wait until I check my e-mail, sometimes late in the day, smile, but not wait for days. Let me know if you want me to request it. It make take a a week or so. I'm still waiting for Before the Dawn, but I've found that it's available from two other libraries, so I just have to finish a couple of other things before I get it from those. Cindy --- Sharon <mt281820@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Is it okay to type a book for inclusion in > Bookshare? I have tried to scan a > cookbook called Joy of Jessie numerous times, but it > won't scan because of a > holly leaf print at the top and bottom of each page > that messes up the > optimize feature. One of my students is typing the > book now to practice her > typing and will then proofread it. Obviously, she is > not including the art > work. > This book is very hard to obtain as it was printed > in limited numbers. > > Several cookbooks and books about employment are > coming. > > I'm still working on Living by the Book, but have > had very limited time. > I've never had a book before that needed a sighted > person with biblical > knowledge as much as this book does! And I'm not > sighted, so have to wait > for sighted help every now and then. > > Sharon > -- > No virus found in this outgoing message. > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.15.29/608 - > Release Date: 12/29/2006 > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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. -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.16.0/609 - Release Date: 12/29/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.409 / Virus Database: 268.16.0/609 - Release Date: 12/29/2006 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.