[bksvol-discuss] Re: what is this character in word?--& paragraphs

  • From: "Gerald Hovas" <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 14:43:09 -0600

Cindy,

If the Paragraph Marker is there, then they are paragraphs, no matter what
they look like.

If the characters you and Jamie are talking about are Manual Line Breaks,
then yes, you can ignore them.  I haven't heard yet though that either of
you have verified that that is what they are.

Gerald 

-----Original Message-----
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 1:58 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: what is this character in word?--& paragraphs

Because in Word, sometimes--and when I scanned with my old scanner-- I see
it at the end of every line and when I click so it's hidden, the lines are
lines and not paragraps. The paragraph symbol, or what looked like a
paragraph symbol (the p with the double lineat the edge) acted as a line
break.

However, people said that that made paragraph breaks, at least when
converted by bookshare, so I've been eliminating them when I see them. I
thought I had to do  the same thing with the marks Jamie mentioned, and so I
have been. Do I not? I can just let them be in files that have those?

Cindy

P.S. As long as I have you, smile,--If the paragraph symbol is at the end of
a paragraph, and paragraphs are neither indented nor have a line space
between, can I leave them that way? I remember that when I asked which was
preferable Pratik said to leave whatever the scan was, but that was when I
asked about skipping lines between paragraphs vs indenting them.
Now I'm asking, what if neither is the case, but there is the p symbol at
the end of a paragraph.

Cindy
--- Gerald Hovas <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Cindy,
> 
> I'm confused.  What makes you think the Paragraph Marker doesn't start 
> a new paragraph?  After all, that's it's  purpose , to designate a new 
> paragraph.
> 
> Gerald
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma 
> Cindy
> Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 1:29 AM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: what is this character in word?
> 
> Gerald,
> 
> That's good to know, i.e., about the line break. But the paragraph 
> symbol at the end of the line does the same thing in Word, and doesn't 
> make paragraphs, it's is just a line break--but apparently not when 
> it's changed by bookshare. Can we assume that that symbol doesn't 
> affect reading by members, that it's safe to just leave them? Is there 
> a way Jamie and I can test to be sure?
> 
> Cindy
> 
> --- Gerald Hovas <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > Jamie,
> > 
> > Sounds like it might be a Line Break
> (Shift-Enter). 
> > If so, don't worry
> > about it.  The Line Break will preserve the
> original lines from the
> > book without causing each individual line to
> become it's own
> > paragraph.
> > 
> > If that's not it and you want to remove  it or
> replace it with a
> > space, then try selecting it and copying and
> pasting it into Search
> > and Replace.
> > 
> > HTH
> > 
> > Gerald
> >  
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jamie Yates
> > Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 4:02 PM
> > To: Bookshare Volunteers
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] what is this character
> in word?
> > 
> > In a book I am validating which I figured had
> enormous troubles since
> > it has been on the step one list since 2004, there
> is a mark that
> > makes like a hard return at the end of each line
> even though it's not
> > the end of the paragraph.
> > 
> > It looks like an arrow pointing to the left with a
> little line at the
> > right of it that goes upwards.
> > 
> > I don't know what that marker is (in reveal codes)
> and if I knew what
> > it was, I might be able to replace it with
> something else that would
> > help get rid of it so that the paragraphs would
> come out right.
> > 
> > Like I know that the paragraph mark is ^p.
> > 
> > Otherwise the only way to fix that is to delete
> each one which I can
> > do but it's going to be tedious.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Jamie in Michigan
> > Books gone wild....
> > http://www.bookcrossing.com/referral/jamieyates
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