7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2018 2:34 PM by Henry Rosenberg

    Multiple page document

    Cynthia Arman Newbie

      When transcribing a multiple page document, do I need to save and submit each page individually, or do I save each page and then click submit only once at the end of the document?

        • Re: Multiple page document
          Victoria Van Hyning Adventurer

          Hi Cynthia,

           

          It's always good practice to save a few times as you go along, and only click submit when you feel you have transcribed all of the content of a given image. An image means the thing you see on the left hand side of the interface, next to the white transcription pane. An image can contain a single page, and sometimes 2 pages. If you wanted to transcribe a multi-page letter, and each of those pages was given its own image, save and submit before you go to the next page. Once you've submitted a page you won't be able to go back and make edits to it. At that stage it's in "review" and a another volunteer will need to take a look at it.

           

          Hope that helps!

          -Victoria

          • Re: Multiple page document
            Jennifer Parker Wayfarer

            If there's a single image with a left page and a right page (basically a picture of an opened book) and a single transcription pane, I'd transcribe the left page, and save it but not submit it.  Then I'd transcribe the right page (in the same pane) and save again.  I like to go back and make sure I haven't made any glaring typos, save again if I've made any corrections, and then hit submit. 

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              • Re: Multiple page document
                Victoria Van Hyning Adventurer

                That's right Jennifer! Save as you go, but don't hit submit until you think a page is ready to be reviewed. That means that the whole transcription is close to being finished. If you hit save but do not hit submit all that means is that someone or even you could look at the page in future and make changes before the page goes into review.

                  • Re: Multiple page document
                    Henry Rosenberg Wayfarer

                    Uh oh, I haven't been doing it that way and I have done a lot of transcribing. I have been doing diaries and did not place the days side by side. I hope I didn't cause a problem and create more work. I will start doing it that way now.

                      • Re: Multiple page document
                        Victoria Van Hyning Adventurer

                        Don't worry Henry. Just to clarify, you should transcribe the pages one after another, so all the text on the left (for left to right languages, which applies to everything we've published so far), and then below that transcription you can do everything from the right hand page. You don't need to mirror the layout of the original, as that will largely be lost when we import your transcriptions into the Library's website. So, you're just typing continuously, top to bottom, not worrying about any other layout features other than line breaks. Does that make sense?

                         

                        -Victoria

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