Sigtuna DAR 3 - New Project (ToC only Book)

Original Author(s): Miki Azuma

Select "New" (CTRL+N) in the "File" pull down menu, or click the "Create a new project" button in the toolbar.

'New' (CTRL+N) in the 'File' pull down menu
'New' (CTRL+N) in the 'File' pull down menu

The 'Create new project' dialog is now displayed, select the "ToC only book" icon.

Select 'ToC only book'
Select 'ToC only book'

Enter the title of the book, "TITLE"(the title of the book).

Enter the book title
Enter the book title

The book title
The book title

The "Select project destination" dialog is displayed. Key in the title of the book, then select the "Select path" button.

When you open the "Select or create new folder" dialog, the default destination may be the Sigtuna DAR 3 folder in the Program Files folder or the folder you selected before. Ensure that you select the correct project destination on the hard drive.

Select the destination path on the hard drive
Select the destination path on the hard drive

When you have selected the hard drive where the project will be stored, select the "New Folder" button that is at the lower left corner of the dialog box and place the project folder directly on the drive. The "New Folder" that has just been created will now be highlighted and you can key in the title of the book.

The new folder has been created
The new folder has been created

Change the highlighted folder name to "FOLDER NAME" (the name of the folder for this project) Note, there should be no spaces in the folder name.

Enter the 'FOLDER NAME'
Enter the 'FOLDER NAME'

Attention!! When you create a new folder, do not leave spaces between the words in the folder name. You can use underscore or "CamelCase", for example, "We_Believe_in_DAISY" or "WeBelieveInDaisy"

Enter the Folder Name
Enter the Folder Name

In order to organize and manage your projects more easily, you can create a folder on the hard drive to hold all of your DAISY project folders. It can simply be called DAISY_Projects.
Managing your projects will be much easier if you always use the book name as the folder name. If two books have the same title, you can include the edition number or author at the end of the title so that they are not the same (each folder must have a unique name).

After selecting the path, you may select the character set manually by checking the check box next to the message "Select character set manually:" and choose the character set from the list.

The second option for the production of a DAISY book using tape transfer is to create headings in the NCC before the audio is transferred into the project. These headings should be the same as the headings in the original print book table of contents. To do this, first go to "Add new NCC item" in the "Edit" pull down menu in the menu bar. Then, select either "Add heading" (CTRL+INS) or "Add sub-heading" (SHIFT+INS) to create a new NCC heading.

'Add heading' from 'Add new NCC item' in the 'Edit' pull down menu
'Add heading' from 'Add new NCC item' in the 'Edit' pull down menu

Select "Rename current NCC item" (F2) in the "Edit" pull down menu. Then repeat the same steps to create all of the required NCC headings. This is the manual method used to input the headings.

'Rename current NCC item' in the 'Edit' pull down menu
'Rename current NCC item' in the 'Edit' pull down menu

Another option is to create an XHTML file which contains the Table of Contents from the original print book, and create a new project as a "Synchronized book" with this XHTML file.

If you have produced an XHTML file which meets the DAISY standard, and which contains the Table of Contents and pages of the print book, you can create a ToC only book and then import this XHTML file into the project. The audio from the analog source can then be recorded into the NCC headings in this project.

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This page was last edited by PVerma on Monday, February 18, 2013 22:01
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