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I'm currently reviewing documents in the Wm. Oland Bourne Papers. The page I'm currently reading has lots of equals signs as punctuation (=). I have two questions. What do equals signs mean in the context of 19th-century handwriting? Should we type 'em in as we see them being used in documents?   Many thanks -- Beth
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I'm looking back at pages I submitted for review. At the top it says: "Check this transcription thoroughly. Accept if correct!"  At the bottom it says: "You submitted this transcription...." Seems a bit contradictory! And if I edit someone else's transcription, I then have to re-submit it for review. Is this correct? Or am I doing something wrong?
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Should we preserve space around punctuation as it appears in original documents? I know, for example, that the 19th-century convention seems to be to include a  space before colons and semi-colons. See this page:… (Show more)
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I noticed yesterday that some modifications have been made to the site. After Submitting for review you are asked if you want to go to a new page or review a document. Nice change. Also, we can now edit transcriptions we submitted for review. We can't approve them but can edit and resubmit for review. Big improvement. I went back to Mary Church… (Show more)
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... before getting read to work on "By the People" transcriptions. I noticed this morning some markups of underlined text and suchlike that aren't used in these transcription projects.   Per the How to Transcribe page:   "The Library website cannot search for bold, italic, underlined or superscript text, so even when you see these features… (Show more)
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Hello to all who will read this post (especially those who have been discussing French-language material in the "Letters to Lincoln" "campaign") : I was thinking of posting my mention of another French-language document in that "campaign" which the interface just "gave" me when I "agreed" to be offered "a new page" in 1 of the threads in which… (Show more)
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I have been volunteer transcribing over on the Smithsonian's site for over a year, and have gotten used to their formatting requirements/suggestions - but haven't seen similar requirements/suggestions for Library of Congress documents. I have been typing up "Left Handed Penmanship" documents  in the Smithsonian-preferred style, but when I reviewed… (Show more)
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