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Editing a Book

 

Following steps should be followed while editing a book:-

  1. First the Book should be scanned.
    • It is recommended to scan the book chapter wise, means every chapter should be scanned and saved in a separate file though it is not mandatory. Entire book can also be scanned as a single file and subsequently it can be divided into multiple files according to chapters.
    • Text in the book should be scanned through OCR and saved in html format.
    • Sanskrit text should not be scanned because OCR does not recognise Sanskrit language, instead it should be manually typed using Baraha IME software.
    • Scanned images should be kept in a separate Image folder.
  1. After scanning the book editing procedure begins which comprises following steps.
    • If the Book has been scanned as a single file, then it should be divided into multiple files according to chapters in the book. While doing this the original content of the Book can also be followed.
    • Then each file which corresponds to a particular chapter should be renamed and while renaming these files following rules must be followed :-

o       It is recommended to change the name of the file to the chapter name to which it corresponds, but this name must be preceded by a hyphen, a number and an underscore.

For example :    -02_Law of life.htm

In the above example “Law of life” is the chapter name.
*Numbers 00 and 01 are reserved for Content and Pre Content files. The Content file contains the Content of the book and the Pre Content file contains the images of Cover page, Acknowledgement, Back page etc.
For that reason in the above example, numbering has been started from 02.

§         After renaming files each file should be opened in Microsoft FrontPage or any html editor for editing, which involves following procedures :-

o       Any blank spaces before or after paragraphs in the entire file should be removed

o       Line spacing should be changed to 1.5 lines.

o       Font should be changed to Times New Roman.

o       Heading text or Titles should be in bold letters and its font size should be 14 and should be centred on the page. Font size of normal body text should be 12 and its alignment should be set to “justify”.

o       Page numbers should be entered in the bottom of every page. Its font size should be 10 and it should be centered on the page.

o       Each page should be carefully read for any spelling mistake and such mistakes if found, should be corrected.

o       If there is any broken word at the end of a line, means if any word is broken into two lines due to lack of space in the book, then it should be brought back into one line.

o       In the entire file new line characters should be searched and replaced with a blank space.

o       A horizontal line should be inserted after each page. Actually horizontal line is automatically inserted during scanning but if it is not inserted automatically or missed anywhere in the file, it should be inserted manually.